Or indictment. Heh.

Last night, I ran across the site I Write Like. Bizarre title for a writing site, but…anyway. It’s supposed to tell you whose style your writing resembles most. So I thought, hey, this sounds like fun; I’m curious, so I’ll give it a go.

I collected ten blog posts from the archives, basically at random (I looked for length, not subject matter). According to the results I received, I’m either quite the eclectic writer, or my every post is a schizophrenic shot in the dark. Think Jackson Pollock with a pen. So who do I “sound like” when I write? The results from their script’s analysis of ten different posts indicate that I Write Like:

  1. Dan Brown
  2. Cory Doctorow
  3. H.P. Lovecraft (twice)
  4. Douglas Adams
  5. David Foster Wallace (twice)
  6. J.D. Salinger
  7. Stephenie Meyer
  8. And on the last try: Stephen King (yay)

But then I got to thinking, I cannot possibly resemble all these famous people — two of whom I’ve never even read. They’re just randomly selecting names. So I tried something different. While glancing around my desk, at Facebook, at a couple of websites I had open in tabs, and about the parlor in general, I simply typed whatever words caught my eye:

Donkey cat whistle black finale charming sugar brother charlie watch eraser earrings

The result? James Joyce.


So much for thinking I’m a writer, ja? Pshh….

9 thoughts on “Conundrum

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      Whoa, I guess I wasn’t Koontzy enough to get Dean! Still…I think it’s a hoax. Don’t you?

      1. Suzanne

        Oh no I took it seriously and am now attempting to write a weird horror novel set in the Red Light District of Amsterdam. Here’s what I have so far….

        Good, huh??

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      That mood of thine/Is his, if thou but scan it well,/Who a mad tale bequeaths to us/At ghosting hour conjurable –/And all for some strange name he read/In Purchas or in Holinshed.

      Yep. :-)

  1. PKPudlin

    I couldn’t find the ‘I Write Like’ site, but I did find a ‘I Smell Like’ site. It was pretty embarrassing, gotta tell ya.


    Happy Pi day


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