I was hoping to write like George Lucas.

Here’s a fun little tool that analyzes a piece of your writing and tells you what famous writer you write like. I did it twice, and here are my results:

I write like
Stephen King

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

And:

I write like
Edgar Allan Poe

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Funny thing? I put in two extracts from the same piece of writing (my current space opera project). So apparently I’m writing a “Stephen King meets Edgar Allan Poe…in space!!!” type of thing.

Which is pretty cool, because now that I think about it, I’d love to read a “Stephen King meets Edgar Allan Poe…in space!!!” type of thing!

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7 Responses to I was hoping to write like George Lucas.

  1. Call me Paul says:

    Heh, that does sound cool. I've never read any (imagine) Stephen King, but I went through a huge AEP phase in university.

  2. Call me Paul says:

    Yeah, um, EAP, right? According to the captcha for this comment, I'm flumst. Indeed.

  3. SK Waller says:

    Um, that link just comes back to your blog.

  4. Lynn says:

    I did it three times with paragraphs from three different posts on my blog and it said I write like Stephen King, Margaret Atwood and P.G. Wodehouse.

  5. M. D. Jackson says:

    I did the same thing: Four different sections from the same text. Apparently I write like STEPHEN KING, EDGAR ALLEN POE, JAMES JOYCE and MARK TWAIN. All in the same book (my unpublished military SF novel).

    With that kind of literary muscle it's a wonder that the novel is still unpublished.

  6. Lord Chlorus says:

    I tried the same experiment, using the exact same block of text: all I did was change one proper noun between the two submissions. It told me that I wrote like Isaac Asimov the first time, and then like Stephen King. What's weird is that "Asimov" was the proper noun that I changed for the second iteration, but I changed it to "Clancy" not King.

    — Dan

  7. Tonio Kruger says:

    Apparently, according to the sample I submitted to that site, I write like Daniel Defoe and David Foster Wallace. Who knew?

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