I’m H.P. Lovecraft … or James Joyce … or whatever
So this little writing analyzer thingee has been making the rounds on the interwebs this week. It lets you plug in a sample of your writing. Then it spits back out the name of a writer that the analyzer-monkeys behind the screen say you write like. I plugged in the most recent post before this one about sailing on the Chesapeake, and it came back saying I write like H.P. Lovecraft. Erm, ok. So I plugged in a draft of the post you’re reading now: Margaret Atwood. Score! Finally, I plugged in a random passage from the book chapter I’m editing at the moment: James Joyce. My publisher ought to love that. Nothing says “buy me” like academic prose in the style of Joyce.
Fortunately these things are rather like horoscopes: fun and diverting, but craptastic as far as their predictive value. But don’t let that keep you from sharing your results.Email this Post