September 3, 2011

Write like a Booker winner?

I write like Margaret Atwood?
Whoa! .... before anyone thinks I've got delusions of grandeur take a look at this.

There's this fun new analytical tool out there specially for all of us bloggers and writers who may have pangs of doubt about the quality of our writing. Go to I Write Like and Copy-Paste a sample of your writing. It could be an excerpt from your blog or your diary or a few lines of doggerel .... just make sure its not your shopping list (though some of us are pretty creative with that too). The site analyses it and draws comparisons to famous writers.
So I copied out a few paras from one of my blog-posts and this the result I got. And since I'm the suspicious sort, I copied some paras from another blog-post ... and, same result. Time to celebrate?

Try it out, it's the greatest ego-boost ever.
Fun? Definitely!
Inspiring? When your writing is compared to that of a Booker winner (and winner/finalist/ nominee of just about every literary award there is) .... are you kidding me?!

I hope my publisher is reading this!

I write like
Margaret Atwood

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

(Absolutely no guarantees on the accuracy of the results but it's sure to make you feel good)


  1. I can verify that this is not accurate. I took one of my blog posts and uploaded one paragraph. I wrote like James Joyce.

    I uploaded the same paragraph with two more paragraphs....I wrote like Stephen King...I uploaded the whole blog post and got yet another writer.

    Hmm...Me thinks this is a random generator...I should have stuck with James Joyce...I think....Maybe not... Ulysses anyone?

  2. Awww... you crushed me, Lisa! Did you ever consider that you might be a super-talented writer who can write in so many different styles? lol! But didnt it make you feel good when that James Joyce showed up in the result? Ego pampering is good! ;D

  3. Interesting!!
    First couple of times.. it said David foster Wallace :)
    I tried again, after reading the first comment here.. turns out i write like Dan Brown!! and Stephen King!!! that not ;)

  4. Definitely, Priya :D
    Dan Brown, Stephen King, Wallace ... wow! and all in one too. Talk about super talent! ;D

  5. What fun! Looks like there are a lot of James Joyces around! If nothing else, it shows I am probably schizophrenic: mine came as H.P Lovecraft, Stephen King and - James Joyce!!

  6. Oh yeah, Kamini. They're quite liberal with the passing arounf of compliments ;D
    They obviously think you're VERY talented! :D

  7. hey i tried it too and for different sections of my writing it threw up different names... but it was fun!! and i can sleep better tonite knowing i am in august company.. :-)

    1. I think this site has been inaccurately marketed, Neetha. What it actually is is a mood-booster and confidence-builder! And I love it ... white liies and all ;D