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WellMadeMale
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2010 9:32:24 PM

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I write like: Dan Brown puke

He then coursed through the phone book, seeking male escort services, as he sought a little something different...

(run one of your sentences or paragraphs through this little gizmo, above...and report back)

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LadyX
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2010 9:36:10 PM

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I did this thing about a week ago- one of mine was Dan Brown, too. The other was more embarassing. I decided to quit writing as a result. There are thing I'm better at than that!
Lisa
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2010 9:44:39 PM

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I tried it twice and got Arthur C Clarke and Anne Rice. They couldn't be more different!
Dancing_Doll
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2010 9:46:09 PM

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I also tried it twice and got H.G. Wells and then Stephen King...

It seems a bit random?

MahlerSymphony
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2010 10:18:32 PM

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I write like Chuck Palahniuk.
Guest
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2010 10:50:21 PM

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About 90% of the authors I follow on the blogosphere who took the time to try this came up with the result, Stephen King. Apparently Mel Gibson's rants are similiar in style to Margaret Atwood.
nicola
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2010 10:54:07 PM

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Anne Rice Eh?

Second paragraph: Vladimir Nabokov

Third: Stephenie Meyer help
WellMadeMale
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2010 11:20:43 PM

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I heard about this on NPR here yesterday. The programmer only has 50 some odd authors in his database at present and his coding is clever. He'll tinker and tune it up, adding several other authors over time.



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Jillicious
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2010 11:53:33 PM

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Interesting Idea.
It seems rather inconsistent. I did it with different texts until I received a repeated writer's name.

Margaret Mitchell
Cory Doctorow
Ursula K. Le Guin
David Foster Wallace
Cory Doctorow

I can't say that I've read any of these author's works. Perhaps they have similar writing styles?

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Guest
Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 12:09:22 AM

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I tried it with a story that I wrote for lush...

1st paragraph ~ Stephen King

2nd paragraph ~ Ian Fleming

3rd paragraph ~ Stephenie Meyer (obviously I am not a twilight fan as I had to look her up evil4 )
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 12:20:01 AM

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James Joyce

James Joyce

Charles Dickens

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sprite
Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 12:44:48 AM

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I write like
David Foster Wallace

i wish i knew who he was... i am going to have to do some research now...

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Magical_felix
Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 10:49:47 AM

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I put in my devil's eve story and it said I write like Bram Stoker. Hahaha yeah right...

I think it had more to do with the subject matter rather than the writing style.



Guest
Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 11:25:25 AM

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Chuck Palahniuk whoever that is(wikis furiously)...it's the dude who wrote Fight club...okay that's cool...
LadySharon
Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 11:29:10 AM

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I write like Stephen King


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DirtyMartini
Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 11:53:19 AM

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I put "Your Eyes" in and it said David Foster Wallace

Who???


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Guest
Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 12:15:19 PM

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Mine was way off, too. It said Stephen King!
DirtyMartini
Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 12:24:43 PM

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I realized quickly that if you put in 20 different stories, you may get 20 different answers...
Here is someone else that agrees:
http://trueslant.com/lewisgrossberger/2010/07/16/are-you-tolstoy-or-are-you-dan-brown-ask-%e2%80%9ci-write-like-%e2%80%9d-then-disregard-answer/?boxes=techchanneltrueslant


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Guest
Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 12:27:50 PM

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David Foster Wallace

For those who want to know more about him...
Magical_felix
Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 12:49:12 PM

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Has anyone actually tried to put in some of Stephen kings writing to see if it comes up with, "you write like Stephen King."

If I wasn't at work I'd try to find some of these authors work to see if it guesses correctly.



Guest
Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 3:47:20 PM

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David Foster Wallace (whoever that is)

Anne Rice

Cory Doctorow (whom I've never heard of)
nicola
Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 4:40:07 PM

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Magical_felix wrote:
Has anyone actually tried to put in some of Stephen kings writing to see if it comes up with, "you write like Stephen King."

If I wasn't at work I'd try to find some of these authors work to see if it guesses correctly.


LOL. I like that thinking!

Quote:
"The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years – if it ever did end – began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain.

The boat bobbed, listed, righted itself again, dived bravely through treacherous whirlpools, and continued on its way down Witcham Street toward the traffic light which marked the intersection of Witcham and Jackson. The three vertical lenses on all sides of the traffic light were dark this afternoon in the fall of 1957, and the houses were all dark, too. There had been steady rain for a week now, and two days ago the winds had come as well. Most sections of Derry had lost their power then, and it was not back on yet.

A small boy in a yellow slicker and red galoshes ran cheerfully along beside the newspaper boat. The rain had not stopped, but it was finally slackening. It tapped on the yellow hood of the boy’s slicker, sounding to his ears like rain on a shed roof … a comfortable, almost cozy sound. The boy in the yellow slicker was George Denbrough. He was six. His brother William, known to most of the kids at Derry Elementary School (and even to the teachers, who would never have used the nickname to his face) as Stuttering Bill, was at home, hacking out the last of a nasty case of influenza. In that autumn of 1957, eight months before the real horrors began, and twenty-eight years before the final showdown, Stuttering Bill was ten years old."


I write like "Stephen King"

It works!
Magical_felix
Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 5:02:02 PM

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Hahaha sweet.

I really want to go dig up my copy of It now...



nicola
Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 5:10:28 PM

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I would guess they have a database of all the works of each author in their system, and pattern match based on word usage.

Gav, how would you do it? coffee
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 5:12:55 PM

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i was Cory Doctorow. dont know who he is, so i guess ill have to go do a little research.
The_Cow
Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 12:46:25 AM

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My sex stories are like some person named Cory Doctorow's. But my non-sex stories come up with Ernest Hemingway. Woot.

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WellMadeMale
Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 1:31:11 AM

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nicola wrote:

LOL. I like that thinking!

Quote:
"The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years – if it ever did end – began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain.


It works!


You had to post his most terrifying work didn't you?

Most intelligent people are introspective and doubt themselves while many fucktards are proudly over-confident. - a tip of the hat to Charles Bukowski
Guest
Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 4:02:38 AM

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MahlerSymphony wrote:
I write like Chuck Palahniuk.


Ditto I write like Chuck Palahniuk I will have to google this person and find out who they are 588-rolleyes
Guest
Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 5:39:50 PM

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I write like...Isaac Asimov. I wish I knew he was. I'ma look him up.
Michael
Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 6:15:25 PM

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Older story... Stephen King

Then a newer story... Rudyard Kipling

Last story about "Collaring my Slut" rated Dan Brown....

so should I start writing similar to his high level mystery style?


So, what do we exactly do with this profound information?






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