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I saw this on Facebook tonight. Basically, you put in a sample of writing and it tells you whose style it resembles, or something like that.

My own writing got me:

Stephen King

David Foster Wallace

Chuck Palahniuk

*ahem* Dan Brown

Then I tried having some fun with it by putting in quotes from famous authors. DFW came back as DFW, but depending on what you put in, Shakespeare is Bram Stoker, Agatha Christie, James Joyce, Robert Louis Stevenson, or (my favorite) Mario Puzo. The "To be or not to be" speech is apparently Mark Twain.

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When I put in my review of Winter's Bone, I got Wallace. When I put in several paragraphs of a sermon on Ecclesiastes I got Ray Bradbury.

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I entered my blog post on Inglourious Basterds and my review of Inception. Both came back as David Foster Wallace.

"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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A recent blog post of mine got J.D. Salinger. But a film review of mine got J.K. Rowling. Thing is, the film review in question was my review of a Harry Potter movie -- so I think the program got distracted by all the characters' names etc.

"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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I put in two different samples of things I've written. I got back Stephanie Meyer and David Foster Wallace. So I must be half a world-class writer, and half a very rich one :)

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A recent blog post of mine got J.D. Salinger. But a film review of mine got J.K. Rowling. Thing is, the film review in question was my review of a Harry Potter movie -- so I think the program got distracted by all the characters' names etc.

Looks like you write like people who use their initials instead of full names. P.T. Chattaway has a ring to it.

It's the side effects that save us.
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Tyler wrote:

: Looks like you write like people who use their initials instead of full names. P.T. Chattaway has a ring to it.

Sounds too much like P.T. Barnum, to me. :)

For that matter, P.T. sounds too much like a certain diminutive for "Peter". Best to avoid, methinks.

"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
Now blogging at Patheos.com. I can also still be found at Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. See also my film journal.

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One short story--Neil Gaiman. Second short story--J.K. Rowling

One creative non-fiction--J.R.R. Tolkein. Second CNF--Stephen King

Well. :blink: I'm not sure I've read any of Neil Gaiman's work. 8O

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I was initially disheartened that a chunk from my own thesis resulted in a Dan Brown comparison, but then I thought 'hey I will be a best selling published academic' - score!

"There is, it would seem, in the dimensional scale of the world a kind of delicate meeting place between imagination and knowledge, a point, arrived at by diminishing large things and enlarging small ones, that is intrinsically artistic" - Vladimir Nabokov

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