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I Write Like...
« on: July 05, 2020, 10:36:52 PM »

Rose shared this on Twitter, and I had fun playing with it too: https://iwl.me/
You paste some of your writing into the box, and it will analyze your writing style and word choice to see which famous writer you write like.

It says to post at least a few paragraphs, but I recommend posting a full chapter of a story because it seems to be more consistent that way.  I tried it with several stories, and when I was just posting a few paragraphs, I got a different result almost every time - Stephen King, Margaret Atwood, Cory Doctorow, Stephen King again, and Agatha Christie.  When I switched to posting full chapters, I got Agatha Christie every time, regardless of what kind of story I was posting.  I think that's funny because she is best known for mysteries, and I'm terrible at writing mysteries, but hey, I'll take it!

Post your results here after you've tried it!
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Re: I Write Like...
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2020, 05:04:45 AM »

I tried it with a few of my stories.  I mostly got Anne Rice, Agatha Christie and Arthur C Clarke.  I did get Stephen King for a chapter of Save A Prayer though lol.

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Re: I Write Like...
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2020, 12:30:39 PM »

LOL Did you paste in the bot fly chapter?  Still one of the most horrific things I've read in fanfic - and I loved it!!

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Re: I Write Like...
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2020, 02:49:55 PM »

Lol no it wasn't even the botfly chapter, I'll have to paste that one in and see who I get.  It's definitely the most gory thing I've written and I loved writing that story. 
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Re: I Write Like...
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2020, 02:56:50 PM »

For boy fly Jordan chapter I got Arthur C Clarke lol
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Re: I Write Like...
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2020, 03:08:19 PM »

Genre doesn't seem to make much of a difference.  I put in a sex scene and still got Agatha Christie LOL.  I also put in a chapter from my Harry Potter crossover to see if I would get JK Rowling, and I got Agatha Christie for that too.  Though I'm not sure how many options there are for authors.
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Re: I Write Like...
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2020, 02:44:42 AM »

That is weird, you wouldn't associate Agatha Christie with sex scenes lol.  I wonder how many author options there are?  I'll try another story and see.
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Re: I Write Like...
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2020, 02:48:35 AM »

OK I just posted a graphic sex scene into it from one of my older stories and got Stephen King lol
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Re: I Write Like...
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2020, 11:56:32 PM »

LOL!  Well, Stephen King does have some sex scenes in his books.  And apparently Agatha Christie wrote romance as well as mysteries.

Apparently JK Rowling was an option; Tracy got her.  I even tried a chapter from my Harry Potter crossover where I tried to emulate JKR's writing style and didn't get her - I got Agatha Christie LOL.
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Re: I Write Like...
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2020, 04:04:51 AM »

I got Stephen King repeatedly LOL
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Re: I Write Like...
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2021, 06:06:06 PM »

I know this is old, but I was really curious. I also got Agatha Christie. It's like we're twins, Julie!
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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2021, 07:43:01 PM »

Yay, mystery twins!
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Re: I Write Like...
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2021, 07:49:21 PM »

Does she like a lot of dialogue? I can't remember. But maybe it has to do with sentence structure or dialogue versus descriptions.
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Re: I Write Like...
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2021, 08:53:53 PM »

I have only read one of her books, and it was a long time ago, so I don't remember.  I would be curious to see what formula this site does use to determine who you write like.
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Re: I Write Like...
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2021, 09:49:53 PM »

See what we find in common between people who got the same things, probably? Then compare those commonalities between the varying authors everyone got. It would be easier and more interesting if they just explained it: "You write like x author because we noticed _______" in your writing sample.
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