Friday, July 16, 2010

i write like

The latest fun viral site has got to be I write like. I think it's mostly a game, sort of like one of those facebook quizzes. Or maybe I really am a combo of David Foster Wallace, Stephen King and Chuck Palahniuk . . . Three separate blog posts of mine garnered those three separate results.

The concept is simple—just cut and paste some text you wrote and voilà, your literary doppelgänger appears. Apparently Margaret Atwood also writes like Stephen King. Hmmm. I cut and pasted an excerpt from It and got the result that Stephen King also writes like Stephen King. What a relief for him, although, reportedly it doesn't always come out that way.

After a writer has experienced their momentary pleasure or pain, depending on the logarithm, then what? Maybe picking up King's On Writing is in order . .


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