Monday, February 4, 2013

I'm So Proud!



I found this on-line writing analyzer that is supposed to tell you which famous author your writing style emulates. I put in the story I'd written for the Five Sentence Fiction Challenge using the prompt "ringing" and it responded with this:



I write like
H. P. Lovecraft
I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!


Without a doubt, a most remarkably accurate tool!


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6 comments:

  1. I got Cory Doctorow. I had to look up who exactly that was.

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    1. I had heard (or read) the name Doctorow not long ago, but I didn't know who he was, so I looked him up, too. Considering the awards he's won, writing like him doesn't sound so bad!

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    1. I'd love to know what they look at to decide this. I will have to be careful, though. Lovecraft was known to drone on a bit at times...

      I suppose I can always blame my brother - he brought home a book of Lovecraft stories when I was fairly young (less than 12 years old most likely) and that was when I was first exposed to his writing.

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    2. I used my short story "Second Shadow" to take the test. I would also be interested in knowing how their algorithm works to get the decision. I may try it again with another piece of writing to see if I get a different outcome.

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    3. Interesting! Yes, it would be irritating to find out it was just some random number generator pointing to a list of authors.

      Note: For those not familiar, the story Terri used can be found at: http://lunastationquarterly.com/issue-011/second-shadow

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