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I think this is probably the best time waster ever...it analyzes your writing and matches you to a famous author. (Thank you, Blythe!)

http://iwl.me/

My fantasy trilogy all came back as Tolkien, so I'm digging the consistency. Also, my YA paranormal thriller came back as Stephen King. So it's a fun little tool, but also kind of telling (in the fun sense, again).
#1 - July 13, 2010, 11:45 AM
« Last Edit: July 13, 2010, 04:06 PM by Aimee Walker »
"The mind is everything. What you think, you become." ~Buddha   

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I write like Dan Brown. Sign me while you can, agents. :dollar
#2 - July 13, 2010, 12:04 PM

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Lol...my WIP came back as Palahniuk, and that's just perplexing.  :eh2
#3 - July 13, 2010, 12:05 PM
"The mind is everything. What you think, you become." ~Buddha   

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I came up with Dan Brown.
#4 - July 13, 2010, 12:08 PM
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Two of my ms came up as Stephen King (1 contemporary, 1 Sci-fi) and then my Paranormal came up as Dan Brown. Funny. I guess I should be expecting those fat checks any minute now, huh?

I wonder if they even have any women writers in their list?
#5 - July 13, 2010, 12:14 PM
DEFY THE DARK - HarperTeen June 2013
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I write like: James Joyce.

OH NO THIS NOVEL IS NEVER GOING TO END IS IT??
#6 - July 13, 2010, 12:16 PM

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I wonder if they even have any women writers in their list?

A pal of mine got Margaret Atwood.

Nova... :dr
#7 - July 13, 2010, 12:20 PM
"The mind is everything. What you think, you become." ~Buddha   

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Curious indeed. 

Each one of the four mss that I tried came up with a different name! :ahh

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#8 - July 13, 2010, 12:27 PM
Saving Armpit, F&W
I Owe You One, Orca
Cryptic Canada, Owlkids
Hockey Girl, F&W
Glow-in-the-dark Creatures, F&W
Stay Strong F&W
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What an entertaining time waster relaxation device! If it's true, then  :paperbag. I'd like the $$, but I also want people to actually like my writing.

I wonder if there are any female writers in the database? I've tried different WIPs and found a variety of people I supposedly write like, but all men.
#9 - July 13, 2010, 12:31 PM

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I write like Robert Louis Stevenson.  That was fun and very cool.

#10 - July 13, 2010, 12:36 PM

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I think "I Write Like" is more about style/ word choice...not actual skill level or definitive comparisons (of course).

The gender genie gauges sex... http://bookblog.net/gender/genie.php

Most of my stuff comes out about 50/50, leaning towards male.
#11 - July 13, 2010, 12:36 PM
« Last Edit: July 13, 2010, 12:45 PM by Aimee Walker »
"The mind is everything. What you think, you become." ~Buddha   

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For my humorous MG novel, I write like Stephen King. For my humorous PB, I write like Harry Harrison. Hmmm... :smile
#12 - July 13, 2010, 12:40 PM
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Hmmm. I used my second person omniscient opening and it told me I write like Dan Brown, then I input the entire third person close novel after that and it told me I write like Kurt Vonnegut. To ensure this was no coincidence, I pasted each chapter at a time and it continued to compare me to this person: Kurt Vonnegut (I even input my short stories and I still got this man).

Now, mind you, I have no clue who this is.

So I did some digging and discovered he is a brilliant American author; considered one of the greatest literary minds of the twenty first century. Hmmm. It's rather uplifting to think you write like someone of that degree, but that is a fallacy because absolute filth can be placed in that box and compared to a great mind.

It's a momentary boost of esteem, but only the truly naive will be consumed by it. 
#13 - July 13, 2010, 12:41 PM
Wannabe Middle Grade Fantasy author and total superhero geek

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It's meant in good fun... :yup
#14 - July 13, 2010, 12:44 PM
"The mind is everything. What you think, you become." ~Buddha   

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I write like Chuck Palahniuk....

 
#15 - July 13, 2010, 12:51 PM
You must do the things you think you cannot do.  Eleanor Roosevelt

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I tried this with 5 consecutive paragraphs from my book, and apparently it's written in the style of James Joyce, Stephen King, isaac Asimov, Dan Brown and Kurt Vonnegut. Which just goes to show you, it doesn't take much to get me to spend a whole lot of time goofing around on a website regardless of how useful it may or may not be...
#16 - July 13, 2010, 12:57 PM

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it doesn't take much to get me to spend a whole lot of time goofing around on a website regardless of how useful it may or may not be...

 :dr

'Zactly
#17 - July 13, 2010, 01:02 PM
"The mind is everything. What you think, you become." ~Buddha   

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Mike and I think too much alike. I tried this site with several different chapters in my ms and I got Douglas Adams, James Joyce, Margaret Atwood and Isaac Asimov. Go figure!

Oooooh - I just punched in my big climactic chapter and I got JK Rowling! Woo Hoo! I'll take that, thank you very much!!!
#18 - July 13, 2010, 01:30 PM
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PROPHECY: Prophecy Series (January 2, 2013)
WARRIOR (winter 2014)
KING (winter 2014)
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To further the miscreant behaviors devoted to time wasting, I scoured the web for Stephen King excerpts--and oddly enough, he writes like himself.

I'm pretty sure the generator analyzes things like average sentence lengths, adverb and pronoun use, point of view, active or passive verbs, etc., etc. It wouldn't be that hard to do. So I don't think anyone really WRITES like those authors, but there may be a slight style similarity. It'is fun to consider and dream, anyway!
#19 - July 13, 2010, 02:38 PM
« Last Edit: July 13, 2010, 02:44 PM by Aimee Walker »
"The mind is everything. What you think, you become." ~Buddha   

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Mike and I think too much alike. I tried this site with several different chapters in my ms and I got Douglas Adams, James Joyce, Margaret Atwood and Isaac Asimov. Go figure!

Oooooh - I just punched in my big climactic chapter and I got JK Rowling! Woo Hoo! I'll take that, thank you very much!!!

Wait a minute Ellen, how'd you get Douglas Adams?? I WANTED TO BE COMPARED TO DOUGLAS ADAMS! AAAARRRRGGGGHHH...
#20 - July 13, 2010, 02:50 PM

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I've been playing with several of my manuscripts this past thirty minutes and I got J.K.Rowling, Mark Twain, Stephen King, Ian Fleming, Chuck Palahniuk, and L.Franklin Baum. I'll take them all! :snoopy
 Oh, I got J.R.R.Tolkien too! :bow  Dreaming is for writers? Right?

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#21 - July 13, 2010, 02:55 PM

I write contemporary YA like Raymond Chandler, paranormal MG like Lewis Carroll, and picture books like... Isaac Asimov?
#22 - July 13, 2010, 03:02 PM
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picture books like... Isaac Asimov?

I love it...lol.
#23 - July 13, 2010, 03:41 PM
"The mind is everything. What you think, you become." ~Buddha   

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Oh what a fun time waster.
So far most chapters of my MG are Chuck Palahniuk, but I got a few Stephen Kings in chapters where there's a lot of dialogue from a particular character.
#24 - July 13, 2010, 03:53 PM

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I just redid several parts of mine in a study of literary comparison. >clears throat<

I now have Vladimir Nabokov  :faint
Stephen King
James Joyce

Interesting note Vladimer and James met somewhere (I believe in Paris) and When Vladimer became a professor he taught about Joyce

Now what does this have to do with my MG novel?
#25 - July 13, 2010, 05:37 PM
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You must do the things you think you cannot do.  Eleanor Roosevelt

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I put this on my blog earlier this afternoon. Too much procrastinating fun today! 

Depending on which paragraph I submit, I write like James Joyce, Ian Fleming, Ray Bradbury, Chuck Palahniuk and Steven King. :dr   
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Wow, where did the last half hour go? I did a  half-chapter by half-chapter analysis and learned my WIP is somewhere between Chuck Palahniuk, Dan Brown, and Margaret Atwood, with a little Stephen King, James Joyce, Ian Fleming, Isaac Asimov and William Shakespeare thrown in.

Shakespeare? With Dan Brown and Stephen King?

#27 - July 14, 2010, 06:23 AM

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He he he, well, a computer programme says I do... It's a silly/fun thing that anyone can try here:

http://iwl.me/

I put in the first chunk of text from my MG. Going to stick in a picture book text now and see what it comes up with!
#28 - July 14, 2010, 06:30 AM
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Edward Bulwer-Lytton.

Oh dear.
#29 - July 14, 2010, 06:36 AM

My four novels gave me four different results. Dickens, KIng, Atwood, and Chandler. Fun tool.
#30 - July 14, 2010, 07:50 AM
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