View Full Version : For all writers- fun test

07-21-2010, 08:48 AM

iwl is short for "I write like..."

You have to try this website. Copy a text in you have written and it will tell you like what famous writer you write. I copied my post about Orion's roof adventure and got the following comment:

"I write like
Edgar Allan Poe"

I had no idea he was German:cool:

07-21-2010, 09:04 AM
James Joyce for me. But have never heard of him. :)

07-21-2010, 10:00 AM
James Joyce for me. But have never heard of him. :)

It's clear you're not Irish.:D

I submitted something and got this, iwl Margaret Atwood.:)

07-21-2010, 10:23 AM
"I write like
Edgar Allan Poe"

I had no idea he was German:cool:


I pasted a scientific text I am writing atm and it says I am writing like Arthur C. Clarke :D

07-21-2010, 10:25 AM
Vladimir Nabokov for me.

07-21-2010, 12:33 PM
P.G. Wodehouse for me... never heard the name...

That was fun, I'll probably try it again to see what I come up with.

07-21-2010, 01:02 PM
Vladimir Nabokov for me.
me, too :) Who is Vladimir Nabokov? :p

07-21-2010, 01:12 PM
James Joyce for me. But have never heard of him. :)

James Joyce for me too.

You never heard of the novel Ulysses? :confused:

07-21-2010, 01:30 PM
me, too :) Who is Vladimir Nabokov? :p

Vladimir Nabokov is a russian author. He wrote Lolita, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, & A Russian Beauty and Other Stories along with others. Some were novels (first off in russian, then later he wrote in english as well), short stories, Poetry & even some plays).

I love russian literature. I love the way the russians write. I adore Fyodor Dostoyevsky & Anton Chekov the most but also very much enjoy Leo Tolstoy & Vladimir Nabokov as well.

07-21-2010, 01:40 PM
Hmm, it said I write like Dan Brown.

Posted a different chunk of text, and it said I write like James Joyce!

07-21-2010, 01:53 PM
LOl...I've tried different writings and also got different names...I really don't know who the real "me " is now. Still think this is fun though.

07-21-2010, 01:57 PM
I tried with an e-mail I had sent some time ago, it said I write like Cory Doctorow. (http://iwl.me/w/31398c21)

I don't know him, but I just checked:
Cory Doctorow (pronounced /ˈkɒri ˈdɒktəroʊ/ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:IPA_for_English); born July 17, 1971) is a Canadian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada) blogger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog), journalist (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journalist), and science fiction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fiction) author who serves as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boing_Boing). He is an activist in favour of liberalising copyright (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright) laws and a proponent of the Creative Commons (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons) organisation, using some of their licences for his books. Some common themes of his work include digital rights management (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_rights_management), file sharing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_sharing), and post-scarcity (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post_scarcity) economics.<sup id="cite_ref-USCbio_0-0" class="reference">[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cory_Doctorow#cite_note-USCbio-0)</sup>

07-21-2010, 02:09 PM
I tried pasting in some of John's Fister stories, it said he wrote like
David Foster Wallace. (http://iwl.me/w/d7939cdb)


07-21-2010, 02:25 PM
Pomtzu, I have never read Ulysses. Maybe I should though now that we have something in common. LOL! :)

07-21-2010, 02:30 PM
I just tried something different & came up with Margaret Mitchell. I was trying to write like Laura Ingalls Wilder did in her Little House Books. Maybe it is the subject matter?

07-21-2010, 03:43 PM
Hmm, it said I write like Dan Brown.

Me too. I've never read anything of his, so now I'm curious. I also put in another sample (a piece written for school) and it said Isaac Asimov.

07-21-2010, 03:52 PM
I write like Steven King. I've never read any of King's novels.

I just tried a different bit of prose and it still said Steven King. I think I write succinctly. Is that how King writes?

Killearn Kitties
07-21-2010, 04:26 PM
Apparently I write like James Fenimore Cooper. WHO???

It's OK, there is no need to answer that, but having read his Wikipedia entry, I was officially insulted, so I tried again with another passage. James Joyce this time. Oh please.

Third time lucky? I pasted in an old cat post and this time Edgar Allan Poe popped up. It might seem that I don't have my own voice, but to be honest, I doubt the scientific credentials of this site you have found, Barbara. :p

07-21-2010, 04:32 PM
My second try (the story of Orion coming to us) ended up as Nabokov too. Poe and Nabokov? Does that mean I write old-fashioned?:D
At least it is world literature first class, not like you Dan Brown and James Fenimore Cooper adepts ;)

07-21-2010, 05:38 PM
well... Cory Doctorow for me... lol

guess we do have certain things in common.. lol.. like month of birth and decade.. lol.. will have to look more into his stuff to get a better picture of his work..

07-21-2010, 06:01 PM
I write like Oscar Wilde.

Felicia's Mom
07-22-2010, 06:49 AM
I also write like Cory Doctorow.

07-22-2010, 08:27 AM
J.K. Rowling. . .which is hysterical considering what it was that I plugged in. Harry Potter, the drama continues. The texts were totally unrelated so I wonder what the criteria is?