Monday, November 1, 2010

Polish Chickens and Stephen King

Go to the link, paste in your latest blog post and find out which famous writer your deathless prose resembles. Report back. I wish I knew how the site came up with Stephen King for my story about chickens.

I write like
Stephen King
I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!


  1. That's pretty funny...Not sure we want to know. It can't be good.


  2. Maybe it's a family resemblance, but I got the same result with the text of my latest blog entry. On the other hand, an earlier blog entry got the result "I write like Kurt Vonnegut," and another entry yielded "I write like H. P. Lovecraft."

    I got the same answer with a blog entry by P. J. O'Rourke and with eight paragraphs of Johnson's Life of Milton yielded the same answer.

    On the other hand, I put in a sample of "The Last of the Mohicans" and got the answer "James Fenimore Cooper," and a bit of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn yielded "Mark Twain," so obviously it gets some things right.

    The first three paragraphs of Northanger Abbey yielded "Jonathan Swift," which probably would have delighted Miss Austen.

  3. Aargh, editing error in my second paragraph. That is not how I write in general, readers.

  4. You mean the Life of Milton (pretend there are italics) reads like Stephen King? If only people knew!

  5. No, H. P. Lovecraft. Sorry about the ambiguity. I was writing the comment and rewriting it at intervals as I sought new texts to paste into the "Analyze your writing" site.

    I went back to the site and tried three different passages from H. L. Mencken: each time, the site said it was like H. P. Lovecraft. It's hard to imagine Lovecraft writing a sentence like: "He sat in a professor's chair and caned sophomores for blowing spit-balls."

  6. We didn't think that your chicken story was that horrific! Mom says that we would never want to read a Stephen King book - wayyyyyyyy to scary!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  7. You got Stephen King for a chicken story, and I got Cory Doctorow for a post about an award. I love it! LOL