Saturday, July 24, 2010

Reading, writing and having some fun!

When I am reading a novel I can't help but wonder what the author's process of writing looks like. How do they go about putting down thoughts into words. What makes the final cut, and what gets left behind. Furthermore I often wonder how do I choice of books reflect one's choice of word usage, both in spoken and written language? I suppose as a product of creative writing workshops, where one could see the direct reflection of the influence of the book one was reading in their writing, I might be just a little more conscious of this than others.

I discovered this fun website (www.iwl.me) short for "I write like." This site analyzes your writing (how closely I do not know) and then tells you whose writing style your own resembles.
Here is a run down of what happened when I posted blog posts from various staff members.



Based on a previous blog post I wrote, it told me my writing is like H.P. Lovecraft. I dig it!

I write like
H. P. Lovecraft

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


Emily Crowe writes like Jonathan Swift... quick witted, satirical, great hair... okay I see the connection!

I write like
Johathan Swift

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


Both Emily Russo-Murtaugh and Chrysler write like James Joyce. Hmmm... well great minds and all that.
I write like
James Joyce

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


Marika, according to a blog post it "analyzed" writes like Edgar Allan Poe.


I write like
Edgar Allan Poe

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


There are younger writers that you can be matched up to but for some reason the Odyssey staff are all old, dead men writers. Rest assured, other than our desire to not have large birds flying around the store, we really have not much else in common.

Check it out and see for yourself who you might be matched up with!

Paz,

~Nieves

1 comment:

Emily Crowe said...

Nieves, I don't know how I missed this post for so long! I just went to that website and in addition to Nabokov, Poe, and Swift, it also told me that I write like James Fennimore Cooper. No two results were the same. I could lost a LOT of time testing out writing samples. I wonder what would happen if we submitted, say, a sample of Nabokov's writing. Do you think Nabokov writes like Nabokov?