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July 18, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: I Write Like …

Over at Genea-Musings, Randy has given us something to do for his Saturday Night Genealogy Fun theme (and I know I’m late again with this)!!

He says:  

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) Find something that you have written that you are really proud of – the best of your work. Do an Edit > Copy of it.

2) Go to the website http://iwl.me/ and Paste your text into the waiting box.

3) Tell us which famous author you write like. Write it up in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog, or post it on Facebook. Insert the “badge of honor” in your blog if you can.

Well, I don’t know that any of what I have written here on this blog could be described as my best work, or even something that I have written that I am really proud of, but I chose one of my first  few posts here to see who I wrote like.  I used my post about My First Brick Wall – Cozens Read and then waited for the results!!

Here is a screen shot of the result!   (I did not realise until later that there was a code we could add instead)!!

Screen Shot taken of the result of my I Write Like ... - copyright 2010

 I was a little disappointed in this, only because I was hoping that I had picked up the writing trait from a well known author ancestor of mine!!  Never mind.  So, I thought I would test it again with another of my posts from this blog.  This time I chose my post I Want To Be -  A Graveyard Rabbit.  So I added it to the window for analyzing, clicked the button and waited.

The result was that I Write Like … Dan Brown!

Well, at least I am consistent.  Then I wondered if there was a limited amount of authors we could write like included on this website.

So, I added another piece of text, this time from a humourous article written by my brother – perhaps he had picked up the writing trait from our well known author ancestor instead?

I went through all the procedure  again and the result for my brother was …  Dan Brown! 

Well, at least we are keeping our writing style in the family!

It’s certainly been an interesting exercise and a lot of fun and now I look forward to Randy’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun next week!!  ;-)

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