Laudable Linkage and Which Famous Author Do You Write Like?

Here are a few great posts seen ’round the web lately:

7 Things I Should Have Taught My Sons, HT to Lori. With a couple of them leaving the nest, I know I am going to think of such things, too.

Just Do Something, HT to Sharper Iron, on the subject of making a difference at church. Some ideas listed: “Give people the benefit of the doubt. Say ‘hi’ to the teen-ager no one notices. Welcome the old ladies with the blue hair and the young men with tattoos.”

The Secret to a Husband’s Love, Happy Marriage, HT to Lizzie.

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies. Mmmmmm…

I have seen this site mentioned in several places: I Write Like, where you insert text of something you’ve written and it supposedly analyzes what author your writing is similar to. So I tried a few of my old posts.

When I tried The Storm and the Rainbow I got:

I write like
William Shakespeare

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

Umm — I think I’m a far cry from The Bard!

When I tried Cakes Are My Culinary Waterloo I got:

I write like
Chuck Palahniuk

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

…whom I had never heard of.

When I tried Encouragement For Mothers of Young Children, I got:

I write like
Oscar Wilde

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

So either I am a very versatile writer, or…the system needs tweaking. Probably the latter. 🙂 But it is fun to play with.

5 thoughts on “Laudable Linkage and Which Famous Author Do You Write Like?

  1. Ok I had to try that “I Write Like” and so I put in a few posts. I put in my recent one on marriage and it said that I write like Leo Tolstoy. I put in my “Nature Explorer” review and it said I write like David Foster Wallace.

    haha! I’m going to guess that the system needs tweaking.

  2. Barbara, it said I write like Shakespeare if I had a lot of scripture quotes in it. What’s funny is when I cut and pasted some actual Shakespeare in there, it said I wrote like Charles Dickens! LOL

  3. That was fun! I got a couple of authors I had never heard of.. but then I went and googled them. One is a sports writer and the other writes mysteries, lol.

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