Saturday, July 17, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - I Write Like...

Hello there, genealogy fanatics ... It's Saturday Night - time for more Genealogy Fun!

A number of geneabloggers have already done this, but many have not and most of my readers have not either, so let's go for it!

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.

Here's mine:

I chose two pieces that typify my work:

* The post The Best of Genea-Musings for 2009.

I write like
Dan Brown

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

* The post Who is Mr. Seaver, Part 1. The website said that I Write Like...:

I write like
Vladimir Nabokov

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Who knew? Maybe I should choose something not so like an engineer? But everything is like technical writing with me, it seems. I'll try some of my family tree narrative next time. It will probably say that I write like someone really boring.


Tamura Jones said...

Tried a few articles. All had different results: Arthur Conan Doyle, David Foster Wallace, Kurt Vonnegut and Bram Stoker.
Guess which recent article gave that last result - isn't it great how I adapt my writing style to the subject at hand? ;-)

- Tamura

Michelle Goodrum said...

I had more fun with this the other day. Who would have figured something so simple could be so entertaining.

I only tried one piece of writing and quit while I was ahead. I write like Margaret Mitchell (my grandmother's maiden name was Margaret Mitchell).

Sara Greenleaf said...

This was interesting -- I'd love to know more about how these tools work. 3 genealogy pieces I'd written all had the same result -- James Joyce. A non-genealogy piece got Margaret Mitchell. My post:

my Heritage Happens said...

Here is my post~

Fun and interesting. Sara, one of mine was James Joyce also!

Thanks for the fun Randy!

Bill West said...

I Margaret Mitchell,two James Joyce:

Unknown said...

I tried the only article I've ever written for a blog. It was about poverty for blog action day back in 2008, that Terry Thornton kindly posted for the blog-less at Hill Country of Monroe County. The analysis said I write like Kurt Vonnegut. Thanks for SNGF.

M. Diane Rogers said...

Well, I entered my Clerihew poem - and I apparently write like Charles Dickens. Never would have guessed that!

Joan Miller (Luxegen) said...

Who knew! I write like James Joyce, Kurt Vonnegut and H.P.Lovelace!

footnoteMaven said...

I write like Mario Puzo. You know, somehow this makes sense to me.

Thanks I enjoyed this!


Donna Hague Wendt said...

I posted a few lines from my Genealogy Vagabond Journey which lasted two years. The writing analysis website says I write like Stephanie Meyers "Twilight" author ....isn't that about vampires and the dead? Anyway, it was fun looking back at my old online journal. -Donna

Angela said...

Better late than never, right? I really enjoyed this. Two blog entries came up with H.P.Lovecraft, and an old writing exercise recalled Stephen King. Interesting... . Thanks for posting the Fun!