Saturday, May 6, 2017

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- I Write Like ...

Hey genea-folks, 
it's Saturday Night again, 

 time for more Genealogy Fun!

 


Your mission this week, 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.


Here's mine:

I chose two pieces that typify my work:


1)  Dear Randy: How Do You Handle Female Names? (posted 21 April 2017):



The description of H.P. Lovecraft is:

"Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) — known as H. P. Lovecraft — was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as weird fiction."

2)  Is There Really an Ancestry.com "Big Tree?" (posted 9 March 2017):



The short description of Agatha Christie is:

"Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie DBE (née Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was a British crime writer of novels, short stories, and plays. She also wrote romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best remembered for her 66 detective novels and more than 15 short story collections (especially those featuring Hercule Poirot or Miss Jane Marple), and her successful West End plays."

Who knew? Two really different writers, eh?  Both fiction, though.  Maybe I should choose something not so like an engineer? But everything is like technical writing with me, it seems.


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8 comments:

Jacquie Schattner said...

Mine were James Joyce and Daniel DeFoe - who is the author of Robinson Crusoe. What a fun idea!

Lynn David said...

Edgar Allan Poe.

But I'm not at all morbid!

Amberly said...

That was fun! I picked a handful of different posts and was compared to: Agatha Christie - twice, Arthur Clarke - three times, and Anne Rice - once. Thanks for a fun little distraction. Maybe I should read an Arthur Clarke book? Or not, since I seem to have that down. ;)

Janice Sellers said...

I had Arthur C. Clarke for both posts:

http://www.ancestraldiscoveries.com/2017/05/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-i-write.html

GeneGinny said...

I got Anne Rice and Vladamir Nabokov. Really?

Lois Willis said...

I also was like Arthur Clarke for one post, and David Foster Wallace for another
https://loiswillis.blog/2017/05/07/sunday-afternoon-genealogy-fun-i-write-like/

Suzanne McClendon said...

This was a cool idea, Randy! I enjoyed it. I got J. K. Rowling and Harry Harrison.

Here is my post: Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.

Have a blessed Sunday. :)

Mary Rohrer Dexter said...

I got Ann Rice.