Monday, July 19, 2010

Style Analysis

So I put multiple samples of my writing in to "I Write Like" to see who I write like.

The final tally was:

- H. P. Lovecraft (X3)
- James Joyce (X2)
- Kurt Vonnegut (X2)
- Arthur C. Clarke, Cory Doctorow, Edgar Allen Poe, Oscar Wilde, Vladimir Nabokov, Margaret Mitchell, Dan Brown, Raymond Chandler (once each)

Breaking it down a bit more:

Original Comic Scripts were Clarke, Poe, Joyce and Chandler.

Articles were Doctorow and Lovecraft.

Adapted Works were Wilde (Shakespeare adaptation) and Mitchell (Ibsen adaptation).

The older (2003/2004) works were the Vonneguts, the Joyces, the Brown and the Chandler.

The Nabokov was for notes for a podcast on Lolita (more news on that soon). There were a few quotes but this was scarily accurate.

My Sequential Daze editorials were both Lovecraft and the article for the upcoming issue was the Doctorow.

So what does this indicate?

The Lovecraft ones seem to indicate a love of tone and obscure words. The Joyce references are obscure words, intertextuality and allusions. I'm not so sure what to make of the older Vonnegut references.