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    Which famous author do you write like?

    Apparently, I write like a combination between Oscar Wilde, Stephen King, and Margaret Atwood, according to this website.

    (Methodology: the little scientist in me was not contented with using just one data point. I used 15 random blog posts of mine that were two paragraphs or more as samples, then I took the top three results.)

    So who do YOU write like?
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    Hmm. Apparently I write like James Joyce. Uhm, yeah. OK.
    "I heard the music and I wrote to it. Some people beat drums, some people strum guitars. It's all in the music you hear" ~ Hunter S. Thompson

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    That analyzer sucks. I cut and pasted the first paragraphs of Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea into it and was told I write like James Joyce. I do not see how that is possible, unless Joyce used ctrl C and ctrl V to plagiarize Hemingway,
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    Apparently I write like Stephen King. I can't stand his novels though and have only read two.
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    Who is Dan Brown?
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    He wrote Angels and Demons and The DaVinci Code.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Old enough to know better willmw's Avatar
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    Without even visiting the site, I can say with great certainty that I write much like ANY dead author....very little, if any.
    Dangit, I almost only post in Foo, so my post count is abysmal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    He wrote Angels and Demons and The DaVinci Code.
    So I you mean to say if I write a story, I can make millions out of it?
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    H.P. Lovecraft.

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    2nd sample... and both were rather lengthy.

    Harry Harrison

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    3rd sample, which I just wrote off the top of my head...

    Dan Brown.

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    And a fourth... based on two full pages I wrote earlier.

    Isaac Asimov

    I can see a trend here...

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    I've tried a bunch of my posts, and I keep ending up with Dan Brown.

    so that means all my posts are worth millions if I could expand them into short stories.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    AEO, just take all your posts, arrange them in random order and publish it.
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    This is crazy as Soylent Green is one of my all time favs!

    Apparently I write like Harry Harrison, (born March 12, 1925) is an American science fiction author best known for his character the Stainless Steel Rat and the novel Make Room! Make Room! (1966), the basis for the film Soylent Green (1973). He is also (with Brian Aldiss) co-president of the Birmingham Science Fiction Group.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    now that's an idea...

    I should do that with pcad's posts as well.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    I grew up reading science fiction and fantasy... it would seem that my writing style is reflective of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nekohime View Post
    Apparently, I write like a combination between Oscar Wilde, Stephen King, and Margaret Atwood, according to this website.

    (Methodology: the little scientist in me was not contented with using just one data point. I used 15 random blog posts of mine that were two paragraphs or more as samples, then I took the top three results.)

    So who do YOU write like?
    Neko, Apparently you write like Margaret Atwood (I cut and pasted your OP!)
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    Being full of crap and depositing it here consistently is really nothing to be proud of.

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    Let's see... four different posts, four different results:

    James Joyce, Stephen King, Isaac Asimov, and Kurt Vonnegut.

    The last one is rather interesting as I'm reading Slaughterhouse Five at the moment....
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    Theodor S Geisel
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    someone needs to put Ichy's "the story thread" all together so we can figure out who Foo writes like.

    I would guess Pyncheon
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    I was just kidding before.

    Either this thing is schizophrenic, or I am. I suspect the former, since it uses Apple software.

    I used three postings I made in P&R over the past week. First one came back as James Joyce. Second one, Stephen King. Third one, Ian Fleming. Could you possibly make up your mind?
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    Theodor S Geisel
    But if you enter excerpts from Geisel it says you write like Vonnegut.


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    Jack Kerouac. I just bring a pen into the john and start scribing furiously until there is no tp left on the roll

    edit: pish! It says I write like Stephen King.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Judging by most of the internet, text messages, and Twitter, most of the internet generation writes like a lobotomized and drunk e e cummings.
    dang, beat me to ee cummings...
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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