Who am I today?

I write like
Margaret Atwood

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

This was fun. Thanks to the fabulous Merrilee of Creativity Workshop fame for sharing the I Write Like link. Of course, I tried it with three different writing samples and came up with:
J.D. Salinger
Margaret Atwood
Stephen King

Apparently Margaret Atwood herself tried out the analysis after she heard about I Write Like and submitted some of her own writing. And who does Margaret Atwood write like?

::drumroll please::

Stephen King!!

…still some things to work out with the software, I guess….

11 comments to Who am I today?

  • They’re high! They need to get off the crack pipe. I pasted four different samples and got four different answers, all completely different from the others.

    Michael Gibson
    Stephanie Meyer
    JK Rowling
    JD Salinger


  • Oh, that’s hilarious! It’s all in fun, of course. I did the same as Dayner with the same wide variety of results.

  • Natasha

    It was fun — I’ve never heard of Michael Gibson.

    I’m satisfied with writing like Margaret Atwood, though, for a little while.


  • I ended up with Stephen King, Dan Brown, and JD Salinger. It was a cute way to blow a few moments and have a good laugh at my own expense. I’ve been fighting the urge to take excerpts from published authors like Wells, Rice, Bronte, and Lewis, just to see who it is that they write like. LOL

  • Ok, this one was weird for me. I put in the first part of Sonia’s Regret and I matched with HP Lovecraft – an author of macabre short novels, and later a cult figure in horror. He did marry a lady named Sonia, so maybe that is where the match came from. I put in two of my childrens stories and was matched with Mario Puzo and David Foster Wallace. Reading about them on google, I decided not to enter anything else into this tool. 🙂

    • Natasha

      Oh dear…. Well, I think the Lovecraft one is kind of interesting given what I remember of Sonia’s story — it had potential for being kind creepy (but in a good way 🙂 ) And Lovecraft is pretty creepy.

      How the program got the others from your children’s stories is a real puzzle. Like I wrote in my original post, I think they still have some software bugs to work out, but this sure was fun to play with. And, boy, have they gotten A LOT of publicity in the less than a week that this program has been available. I guess people really want to have some connection with writers and writing!

  • I posted my flash from last week and as I was rereading it, I thought, “it’s going to say I write like Stephen King.” And sho’nuf, that’s what it said!

    So I posted two of my other flashes on the same character and it said…Stephen King. Which is good news, since I am trying to write a story, so I am glad it has some continuity. I happen to think he’s a terrific writer. But let me just state for the record, we are in VERY different genres.

    When I posted a short story I wrote a few months ago, it said I wrote like David Foster Wallace, who I confess I don’t know. I guess he’s an essay writer, which makes a ton of sense, since I love to write essays.

    Thanks for this, it’s super fun!!

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