Friday, July 16, 2010

Bipolarity Writing?

So a couple of days ago on Twitter, everyone was talking about who they write like. You go to a website, paste in some text, and poof! Magic. it gave me a much needed 3 second RFP hell break, so even better, right?

I plugged in the first scene of FALLING TO NORMAL, which if you're just tuning in, should know it's contemporary young adult fiction. Imagine my surprise when I got this result:

I write like
Stephen King
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Pretty awesome, even if confusing. But Miranda asked a good question: am I Eye of the Dragon SK or Pet Semetary? I said Eye of the Dragon, since I don't wrote horror. But the answer should've really been The Gunslinger for project commitment alone. But who cares - I WRITE LIKE STEPHEN KING! (Minus the tediously long narrative paragraphs that everyone loves to skim through, of course.)

What I'd like to know then is why when analyzing Bloggy Blog here, I get this:

I write like
James Joyce
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Is it because I don't use slang or many contractions? Are my posts THAT BORING? Is it possible that my writing style has bipolar disorder? If I analyze work papers, am I going to be told I write like Dostoyevsky?

Bloggers out there - does your blog style differ from your writing style?
Everyone else - who do you write like?

__________ hit of the day: Heaven and Hell by Black Sabbath


  1. Writing like Stephen King can't be bad, right? Now all you have to do is wait for the money to roll in like Stephen King.

  2. Manuscript: Vladimir Nabokov

    Blog: David Foster Wallace


  3. I may be a little late to the party, but awesomely enough my Flash Fiction that I wrote came up as:
    I write like
    Chuck Palahniuk

    I'm actually proud of that

  4. I got David Foster Wallace.

    I would have expected King or something - but I am very pleased with the answer after I did some research on him - kinda freaked if you want truth.
    Going to check out Kalies - DFW blog grin - If she has a tobacco-brown river there I am gonna take alot of asprin and go to bed!


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