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Re: Who do you write like?
« Reply #75 on: May 19, 2013, 12:19:51 AM »
Novel 1 - about the werewolf -         Cory Doctorow
Novel 2 - fanfic on TVD -                 Rudyard Kipling
Novel 3 - sci-fi action -                    William Gibson

Never heard about Doctorow or Gibson but I'm taking Kipling as a compliment.

Gibson and Doctorow are both award-winning sci-fi authors.  :)

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« Reply #76 on: May 19, 2013, 12:31:29 AM »
Novel 1 - about the werewolf -         Cory Doctorow
Novel 2 - fanfic on TVD -                 Rudyard Kipling
Novel 3 - sci-fi action -                    William Gibson

Never heard about Doctorow or Gibson but I'm taking Kipling as a compliment.

Gibson and Doctorow are both award-winning sci-fi authors.  :)

YAY!!!!!! Thanks!!!!! This bodes well 8)
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Re: Who do you write like?
« Reply #77 on: July 08, 2013, 05:36:27 AM »
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Re: Who do you write like?
« Reply #78 on: March 17, 2015, 05:13:37 AM »
Close to Easter, so I thought, time to start resurrecting the dead threads!

Too soon? No matter. For those who don't want to hit the back button so many times, here's the link: http://iwl.me/

Got a good bit of fun out of it years ago, so I thought, "Why not with a new crowd?" Analyzed my latest short, the one I previously posted in the Writing Contest, and came out with Raymond Chandler. Don't mind if I do. Now time to try some newer works and come back in due time. Or hide if this simply blows over. Hopefully not the latter.
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Re: Who do you write like?
« Reply #79 on: March 17, 2015, 06:46:23 AM »
The couple of people going through my work for the first time now compare me to Ursula Le Guin. A light and accessible writing style in a unique fashion.

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Re: Who do you write like?
« Reply #80 on: March 17, 2015, 10:55:45 AM »
I'm not sure at all who I write like, really. Five stories on F-F and some many aborted starts doesn't tell me much. Especially since the story contest encourages, for me, trying on different voices.

I think I'm aiming for CJ Cherryh or Lois McMaster Bujold. Very different writers, but ones I feel I have a shot at emulating. A mix of modern and classic feel, great characterization, exciting action, deep emotion.

At the moment, I ain't even in the ball park.   :P
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Re: Who do you write like?
« Reply #81 on: March 17, 2015, 11:04:33 AM »
I'm not sure at all who I write like, really. Five stories on F-F and some many aborted starts doesn't tell me much. Especially since the story contest encourages, for me, trying on different voices.

I think I'm aiming for CJ Cherryh or Lois McMaster Bujold. Very different writers, but ones I feel I have a shot at emulating. A mix of modern and classic feel, great characterization, exciting action, deep emotion.

At the moment, I ain't even in the ball park.   :P
I haven't read either of those  ;D

Definitely agree that the writing contest is great for trying out different things - for example, our Rogues entry was chosen in part because we wanted to practice writing some dialogue.

No idea who we sound like  (or will sound like), definitely needs a bit more before you can tell. Even then you probably can't work it out for yourself, it's something that other people are probably more able to see. I think I'd like to emulate Hobb (for characterisation and general quality) and Pullman (for understated lyricism where you can read the book without noticing the writing, then read it again and wonder how you missed the beauty). Sounds doable...  8)
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Re: Who do you write like?
« Reply #82 on: March 17, 2015, 11:04:54 AM »
I'm not sure at all who I write like, really. Five stories on F-F and some many aborted starts doesn't tell me much. Especially since the story contest encourages, for me, trying on different voices.

I think I'm aiming for CJ Cherryh or Lois McMaster Bujold. Very different writers, but ones I feel I have a shot at emulating. A mix of modern and classic feel, great characterization, exciting action, deep emotion.

At the moment, I ain't even in the ball park.   :P

Try your text on this website : it'll analyze your work and say who you're supposedly writing like.

http://iwl.me

On my normal main work it told me Douglas Adams (and that's ok)
But I posted the short I just added to the March contest it told me I write like STEPHENIE MEYER and I'll be hanging off a beam, if you're looking for me.
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Re: Who do you write like?
« Reply #83 on: March 17, 2015, 11:12:09 AM »
I'm not sure at all who I write like, really. Five stories on F-F and some many aborted starts doesn't tell me much. Especially since the story contest encourages, for me, trying on different voices.

I think I'm aiming for CJ Cherryh or Lois McMaster Bujold. Very different writers, but ones I feel I have a shot at emulating. A mix of modern and classic feel, great characterization, exciting action, deep emotion.

At the moment, I ain't even in the ball park.   :P

Try your text on this website : it'll analyze your work and say who you're supposedly writing like.

http://iwl.me

On my normal main work it told me Douglas Adams (and that's ok)
But I posted the short I just added to the March contest it told me I write like STEPHENIE MEYER and I'll be hanging off a beam, if you're looking for me.
Awesome site. Let's see...

Current first scene of novel: Dan Brown
Scene sketch for start of different novel: Ray Bradbury
Sorry, Kid! (Rogues): J.D. Salinger
Choices (Fanfic - Sanderson): Rudyard Kipling (lol)
CU42 (Sci-Fi): Isaac Asimov
Beneath The Stars (Religion): Arthur Clarke

Those last two make me happy  ;D
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Re: Who do you write like?
« Reply #84 on: March 17, 2015, 11:13:07 AM »
I'm not sure at all who I write like, really. Five stories on F-F and some many aborted starts doesn't tell me much. Especially since the story contest encourages, for me, trying on different voices.

I think I'm aiming for CJ Cherryh or Lois McMaster Bujold. Very different writers, but ones I feel I have a shot at emulating. A mix of modern and classic feel, great characterization, exciting action, deep emotion.

At the moment, I ain't even in the ball park.   :P

Try your text on this website : it'll analyze your work and say who you're supposedly writing like.

http://iwl.me

On my normal main work it told me Douglas Adams (and that's ok)
But I posted the short I just added to the March contest it told me I write like STEPHENIE MEYER and I'll be hanging off a beam, if you're looking for me.
Yes, but you'd be a rich corpse.  ;)

Meanwhile, when I paste my Rogues story into the analyzer, it says I write like Jane Austen.  ;D
And my Religion month story says I write like Dan Brown.  :P
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Re: Who do you write like?
« Reply #85 on: March 17, 2015, 11:25:31 AM »
Jonathan Swift here according to that site. That's ok I guess.

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Re: Who do you write like?
« Reply #86 on: March 17, 2015, 12:07:41 PM »
It's mainly looking at content and words, rather than style.
But it is fun.  :)
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Re: Who do you write like?
« Reply #87 on: March 17, 2015, 12:13:31 PM »
It's mainly looking at content and words, rather than style.
But it is fun.  :)
Yeah I wonder how it compares them. Sentence & paragraph average length & variance, maybe combined with word choice?  :-\
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Re: Who do you write like?
« Reply #88 on: March 17, 2015, 01:26:04 PM »
I think it also uses only the first couple of lines you enter. If the first paragraph is the same, the rest you enter doesn't change it. Take a big text and change the begining, you get a different result.
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Re: Who do you write like?
« Reply #89 on: March 17, 2015, 01:37:46 PM »
Entered a patch of random letters of total gibberish. Ernest Hemingway anyone  :P