So That's Where I Get It From

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 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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