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Hilarious!  I put in a funny PB excerpt and it told me I write like Stephen King! 
#31 - July 14, 2010, 09:09 AM

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I put in 2 PB excerpts and got Stephen King both times.  I guess I'm not as funny as I thought I was!
#32 - July 14, 2010, 09:17 AM

I put in a section from Michael Crichton's Prey. It turns out that he writes like.....JK Rowling! Sorry Michael.
#33 - July 14, 2010, 09:25 AM
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 :hahaha  Now that's funny.
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I'm always up for a good time waster and this one was too much fun. I entered five different excerpts from different parts of my MG and they all came up Stephen King. Then I entered an entire PB and it came up Rudyard Kipling. I am now working on a YA, and am only in the early stages, but I already wonder what it will come up. This link goes into my bookmarks.

Thanks for the link, and, Ello, I think it's great that you can mimic Douglas Adams.

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#35 - July 14, 2010, 10:01 AM

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Someone with computer skills and a deep inner commitment to wasting time (Mike Jung, you out there?) should whip up a version of this game featuring MG and YA writers.  I mean, Kurt Vonnegut's all very nice and all, but I'd like to be told my Chapter 1's all Gaiman, Chapter 2's pretty much Reeve, Chapter 3 turns into Whalen Turner and then, in a surprising romantic twist, Chapter 14 becomes 100% Stiefvater!

<sits back and waits for the techies to work their magic>

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#36 - July 14, 2010, 10:17 AM
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I'd love to know what their algorithm is...I pasted in bits of three books and got three different answers--Kurt Vonnegut, H.P. Lovecraft, and Mark Twain.  :eh2
#37 - July 14, 2010, 10:41 AM
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Hmmmmm.... I put in several pages of Slaughterhouse Five and it came back with James Joyce. Mr. Vonnegut would be shocked.
#38 - July 14, 2010, 10:50 AM
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Hmmmmm.... I put in several pages of Slaughterhouse Five and it came back with James Joyce. Mr. Vonnegut would be shocked.

 :dr :dr :dr :applause :applause :applause
#39 - July 14, 2010, 11:17 AM
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this is fun. I put in the first chapter of my first novel and then did it again with the first chapter of my second novel. Both came up as JACK LONDON.  :wow
fun.
#40 - July 14, 2010, 11:18 AM
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I write like Dan Brown. Is that a good thing?  :smile
#41 - July 14, 2010, 11:35 AM
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Oh dear.

Oh wow! That one's awesome.

My steampunk MG comes up as James Joyce every time.
My new steampunk MG comes up as Robert Louis Stevenson.

And my YA... H.P. Lovecraft.
#42 - July 14, 2010, 01:22 PM

 :dr   What fun! I analyzed three excerpts and got James Joyce twice and Vladimir Nabokov once. Quite jealous of those who got Tolkein and JK Rowling, though! I wonder how many authors are in the database--and how many have written books for kids? Not many, probably... it would be interesting to make one specifically for middle grade/YA.
#43 - July 14, 2010, 01:37 PM

My WIP came out as Tolstoy and my blogging as Stephen King. What does it all MEAN?? :smile
#44 - July 14, 2010, 01:43 PM

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Stephen King! If only that were true...
#45 - July 14, 2010, 02:35 PM
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Once again people, this thing thinks Slaughterhouse Five was written by James Joyce. Let's not give it much credit for accuracy.
#46 - July 14, 2010, 03:24 PM
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I was born to debate--really can't help it...

But Vonnegut's first four solid paragraphs combined (of Cat's Cradle--minus dialogue), came up as ...the man himself.
#47 - July 14, 2010, 04:00 PM
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A section of Alice in Wonderland comes back as....Lewis Carroll.
#48 - July 14, 2010, 04:32 PM
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So, Vonnegut was  channeling James Joyce when he wrote Slaughterhouse Five?
#49 - July 14, 2010, 05:00 PM
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My blog entries get me David Foster Wallace. :eh2

But I wonder -- is it just me, or are there no women writers on there?
#50 - July 14, 2010, 05:15 PM

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I submitted part of my unedited first chapter and got James Joyce.  That's pretty cool, although I may need to update my voice a bit.  Ha!
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For two PB manuscripts I got Tolkien (yay) and Stephen King. For my mid grade novel WIP I got David Foster Wallace. Hmmm.
#52 - July 14, 2010, 05:24 PM
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So, Vonnegut was  channeling James Joyce when he wrote Slaughterhouse Five?

They might have certain novels entered for comparison and not others? Dunno...
#53 - July 14, 2010, 06:06 PM
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Is it a problem if I write a PB like Steven King? Picturing terrorized kindergarteners...Hmm, maybe I should take out that stuff about the demon possessed car...
#54 - July 14, 2010, 07:12 PM
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An excerpt from my debut novel resulted in Margaret Mitchell.

A blog post got me David Foster Wallace.
#55 - July 14, 2010, 07:39 PM

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I got Stephen King for my MG MS.
#56 - July 14, 2010, 08:08 PM

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I put in two picture books and a chapter from my middle grade novel. I got J.K. Rowling, J.D. Salinger, and David Foster Wallace!  The PICTURE BOOKS! were Rowlign and Salinger. Go figure.

Just for fun, I put in the first act of Romeo and Juliet. Turns out that Will writes like Will. Or does he?  I selected some text from the play with no character names. Turns out Will writes like....wait for it.....Mary Shelley.
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Just for fun, I put in the first act of Romeo and Juliet. Turns out that Will writes like Will. Or does he?  I selected some text from the play with no character names. Turns out Will writes like....wait for it.....Mary Shelley.

Ha ha, I was wondering what would happen if you tried something like that.
#58 - July 14, 2010, 10:23 PM

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My ESL pal from Greece got Stephanie Meyer.  :snork
#59 - July 15, 2010, 05:35 AM
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Ah, so there are ladies represented!
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