Saturday, July 24, 2010

"I Write Like: Redux"

You might remember I went to this site and they said that my writing was like Robert Louis Stevenson.

Well over at the NY Times Paper Cuts Blog-

I entered my last blog post and was told I write like Edgar Allan Poe. (Judging from the Twitter traffic, so do a lot of other people.)

Pretty neat. But then a colleague plugged in a paragraph from Poe’s “Fall of the House of Usher” and was told it sounded like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Hmm, furiouser (sic) and furiouser (sic).


Randal Graves said...

Why is a raven like a writing blog?

Cormac Brown said...


Go ask Lenore
I think she'll know

Übermilf said...

I used this post as a sample and got David Foster Wallace.

Cormac Brown said...


I don't know David Foster Wallace all that well and this is the second time this month that I've Googled him without remembering who he is. Yet I would say that post reminded me more of an angry David Sedaris, with distinct Don Rickles overtones.

BTW, don't Sandra Lee it...never Sandra Lee it. She has some decent ideas, but her ingredients? Everybody loves Sarah Lee, but Sandra Lee? A big "meh" at best.