I’m sure you’ve all seen this; it was circulating on Facebook in mid-July, or you may have stumbled upon it elsewhere. It’s the I Write Like website, where you can have your writing style analyzed and compared to a famous author.
All it asks for is a sample of your writing, which you can copy and paste into the blank box and then just click: Analyze. It’s simplicity itself (which is to say: there’s just not much here, folks). In addition to being simple, It’s also a little weird, in that my writing style seems to be all over the place. While this may not be very surprising, I was looking for a bit more consistency in the results — otherwise, as I’ve indicated, they’re rather meaningless. However, it was still fun. Here are some examples.
I analyzed my post about joining a gym. While the experience itself was horrifying, I’m not sure I would consider it outright horror. Nonetheless:
I tested one more post just for fun, because I really enjoyed writing it and it sparked some good conversation. The theme looks familiar, because yet again:
So if numbers matter, DFW wins the day. Although my suspicion is that had I continued throwing blog matter into the analyzer, I would eventually have gone through all the authors in their catalog. It’s just a hunch, because I eventually quit, but not before I tried the phrase I’m going on vacation in less than a week!!! And got: