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Who do you write like?

  1. Jul 20, 2010 #1


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    I pasted in several paragraphs from a paper I did for a physics class. It came back, You write like Isaac Asimov. Ha, yeah I wish.

    Which author do you write like?

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  3. Jul 20, 2010 #2


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    I pasted in some homework help I just gave (regarding Gauss' law) and it said I write like Edgar Allen Poe.

    I don't know if that's good or bad. Could students find my guidance dreary? This, I ponder weak and weary.
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    ha ha nice link. It says my research writing is reminiscent of Edgar Allen Poe.

    Once I pondered weak and weary
    Upon conditional probability judgment theory:

  5. Jul 20, 2010 #4
    Wallace's novels often combine various writing modes or voices, and incorporate jargon and vocabulary (sometimes invented) from a wide variety of fields. His writing featured self-generated abbreviations and acronyms, long multi-clause sentences, and a notable use of explanatory footnotes and endnotes—often nearly as expansive as the text proper. He used endnotes extensively in Infinite Jest and footnotes in "Octet" as well as in the great majority of his nonfiction after 1996. On the Charlie Rose show in 1997, Wallace claimed that the notes were used to disrupt the linearity of the narrative, to reflect his perception of reality without jumbling the entire structure. He suggested that he could have instead jumbled up the sentences, "but then no one would read it."

    Seems about right.
  6. Jul 20, 2010 #5
    I bet you if you type random garbage it will tell you you write like some great author. I'll paste the following and see what it says:

    "When Adam sidewalk into fairground red the elephants tube slid before the night."

    Your Badge
    I write like
    Margaret Atwood.

    I wouldn't be surprised if it just picks a random author. If it helps your ego fine but don't take it seriously.
  7. Jul 20, 2010 #6
    H. P. Lovecraft

    I pasted my assignment :rofl:
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    Apparently Lewis Carrol wrote in LaTex a lot
  9. Jul 20, 2010 #8
    H.P. Lovecraft.
  10. Jul 21, 2010 #9
    I used a blog entry & got Cory Doctorow.
    Now I have to google to know who that is... :confused:
  11. Jul 21, 2010 #10


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    He's a blogger!
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    I got Kurt Vonnegut :\
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    This just got real.

    Dr. ****ing Seuss! :eek:

    Nah, I'm just kidding. It said I write like Dan Brown
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    "David Foster Wallace"

    No idea who that is...
  15. Jul 21, 2010 #14
    "Who do you write like?"

    I write like a nut, I guess--mostly though, because it amuses me! Here's an actual letter I wrote to a puzzle company. The truth is: I was dead serious...

    CC: francis_ziegler@alum.shu.edu
    Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 01:56:27 GMT
    Subject: Help: Missing 2 pieces!

    Dear Sir or Madam:

    I am writing to request assistance in the replacement of 2 pieces of my
    puzzle: the subject of the "Last Supper," by artist Leonardo Da Vinci.

    By my estimation, this puzzle would ordinarily be 19 by 58 pieces square,
    for a total of 1102 puzzle parts. The package that I had purchased is in
    fact the same amount total; however, there are apparently duplicates of 2
    pieces, rather than the 2 that I actually need to complete the picture.

    Were you to start counting from the lower left corner, the 2 voids in my puzzle
    occur at coordinates (7, 10) and (7, 11)--or 7 to the right, and then up 10; as well
    as 7 to the right, and up 11--literally one above the other.

    If necessary, I can send you a photograph of my MOSTLY completed puzzle. I
    am also willing to mail you the duplicate pieces...should they belong to
    some other unfortunate soul.

    Please advise.

    Very sincerely,
  16. Jul 21, 2010 #15
    Me too.

    And, only one of the greatest, most brilliant authors of my generation. Amazing work that can make you laugh until you cry. Vocabulary that makes you feel as if you barely speak the language. Passionate, brilliant. I own all of his work.
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    I pasted in some notes from my daily log and got James Joyce. lol
  18. Jul 21, 2010 #17
    I steal my stuff from a wide variety of authors so if I were to cut and paste anything I wrote into that site, I probably would get the particular author I stole that piece from. Just to make sure, I took the first 3 paragraphs of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and pasted it in. As expected, it said I write like Mark Twain.
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    Cory Doctorow- I doubt I'm a good reflection!
  20. Jul 21, 2010 #19
    I tried this, I wrote at random:

    which made me writing like James Joyce
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  21. Jul 21, 2010 #20
    I gave it the opening to a short story I started and it came back with Raymond Chandler, a classic pulp writer. lol
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