Yes, thanks to my co-ML, I discovered a new timewaster: I Write Like…
Basically, you plug in a few paragraphs (or a few thousand words) of your own writing, and it spits out what famous author you write like.
Of course, depending on what one inputs, one can get mixed results:
This is what I got for my current NaNo novel. Is now a bad time to admit I’ve never read Joyce?
Let’s see what happens when I enter my 2006 NaNo, which is halfway through its third draft:
Is that a sign I need a few more rewrites?
Let’s try my Week 2 blog post:
The first rule of NaNoWriMo is you do not talk about NaNoWriMo. The second rule of NaNoWriMo is YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT NANOWRIMO.
(I haven’t actually read Fight Club, or seen the movie all the way through, for that matter.)
What about my 2009 NaNo novel?
WOOHOO! And I got the same result for my 2010 NaNo. SCORE.
And finally, NaNo 2008:
And now I have the song “Shiver My Timbers” stuck in my head. Because of COURSE Muppet Treasure Island is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Robert Louis Stevenson.
Who do YOU write like?
Thanks to Rebekah for the link.