Well, it’s always flattering to be compared to a famous writer. And now there’s a web app for that – copy a few paragraphs of something you’ve written into their little widget, it analyses your input and comes up with a flattering comparison to a famous writer.
Aw shucks. Whatever stuff I put in, I always get Cory Doctorow – the Boing Boing editor. Well I’m not complaining.
However when I copied in three paragraphs from Doctorow’s latest blog post, it told me that he writes like Kurt Vonnegut. And Kurt? Well he writes like Vladimir Nabokov. So while they claim it’s all very scientific: using a “statistical analysis tool, which analyzes your word choice and writing style and compares them with those of the famous writers”. – We say.. take it with a pinch of salt.
But do try it out here: I Write Like