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Try this!
« on: April 20, 2015, 12:46:59 pm »
http://iwl.me/

"I Write Like"--copy and paste a sample of your writing; the program will analyze it and decide what famous writer you resemble. 

(Note the trick.  *.me means that the server is in MExico, but it says: "I write like--me!")

Still, it is fun to see what comes out.   I've tried some of the fanfiction writers here, and got some interesting results, but I won't say what I got for any of them.  (That's for them to choose to do or leave undone.)

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Re: Try this!
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 01:07:42 pm »
I think I tried that site once, or at least one like it, and tried several paragraphs from different stories in it, with different results each time. But it was amusing to play with. Thanks for reminding me of it;  I may go back and play with it some more.  :D
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Re: Try this!
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2015, 03:22:38 pm »
So, let's see here.  Trying multi-paragraph excerpts from three of my stories, I get these results:

Visionaries -- Dan Brown
Anamchara -- Mario Puzo
The Killing Season (full prologue) -- Jonathan Swift

Whaaaatttt???   ;D

I'm really curious about what the underlying parameters are for the program to make those particular choices, and if selecting other bits of text from the same story will yield the same or different results. (I suspect even those will differ, but I'm on my way to an appointment and don't have time to play with it more right now. I will say that as much as I admire Swift's writing--not to mention his delicious use of satire--I'm just not seeing any resemblance to what I've read of Swift's work and style to my writing in the prologue to TKS. I'm not familiar enough with the other authors' works to make any judgment on those selections, but my undergraduate degree was in English with special emphasis on British Literature, and I've read a fair few samples of Swift's work. Maybe the rubric is based more on word choices than writing style?
"In necessariis unitas, in non-necessariis libertas, in utrisque caritas."

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Re: Try this!
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2015, 05:35:38 pm »
I believe it says somewhere on the site that the longer the sample, the more accurate the results.

I just put in one of my fanfictions from Another Fandom and got J.D. Salinger.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2015, 05:44:12 pm by Elkhound »

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Re: Try this!
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2015, 06:21:23 pm »
Yes, that's why I used a fairly large chunk of text from each story rather than just a few sentences.
"In necessariis unitas, in non-necessariis libertas, in utrisque caritas."

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Re: Try this!
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2015, 10:58:01 pm »
I posted a good bit of Chapter 3 of Miracles and got Dan Brown, then posted the entire epilogue and got James Joyce.

Not sure what to think of that, to be honest, LOL.  :D

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Re: Try this!
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2015, 12:43:29 am »
With my luck I'd get William S. Grey.  ;D
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Re: Try this!
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2015, 07:34:46 am »
Better him than E. L. James.  :P

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Re: Try this!
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2015, 08:52:17 am »
Stephanie Meyer? . .  .EEEEEEEKKKKK!!!!

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Re: Try this!
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2015, 09:49:00 am »
Could be worse. It could say you write just like Tara Gillesbie:

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/my-immortal-the-worst-fanfiction-ever

Warning: If you follow that link, please be advised that this young lady's vocabulary choices are not of the most genteel variety, nor are her...um...plotlines, if one can call them that.  So in her own words, "VIOWER EXCRETION ADVISD."   ;D
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Re: Try this!
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2015, 09:40:07 pm »
I submitted the first chapter of Fall from Grace, and the results came out as H.P. Lovecraft!

Maybe it's all about the dragon.   ;D
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