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)!!
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)!!
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!!