Anke (ankewehner) wrote,

"I Write Like" lotsa people

Yes, more story-wanking. Kinda unfortunate timing, but, eh.

jeriendhal made a post with results from a website that tells you whose writing yours resembles, based on a statistical analysis of word choice and writing style.

Sooo I went and fed each of my Fridaily stories that had more than 200 words to it. Here are the results, sorted by frequency of author, then age:

Stephen King: Odd Partners, Chilling Effect, All the Nuts, Parasites, A small goddess

Dan Brown: Fangs Don't Help, Cut Roots to Grow, On Sharing One's Feelings
(Those are all stories in which I wanted to explore the background of one of my characters or worlds. Together with the reactions to "Dan Brown"-results in the above-linked comment thread, I'm not entirely sure what to think. I have no idea about his writing style, since I never read any of his books, just dislike his pretending his fiction is fact.)

Vladimir Nabokov: Patterns, Down a Wrong Path
James Joyce: Wishmaking, Talk on the Road

Douglas Adams: Chaos (This story dates from 2005.)
P.G. Wodehouse: At the Bottom of the Garden
J.K. Rowling: Human Affairs
Lewis Carroll: Dark Thoughts
H.P. Lovecraft: Memory
J.D. Salinger: Family Values
Tags: memes, writing

  • Deliberate Entry

    Originally published at You can comment here or there. Standing pointedly inside his door, the suspect grinned. “No, you can not…

  • Just On Paper

    Originally published at You can comment here or there. I couldn’t listen to Jelena planning to push for prosecution for long; it…

  • Crossing Borders

    Originally published at You can comment here or there. “I’m afraid if it was a copy of The Good Book, chances of getting the…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.