I write like Douglas Adams

Here’s a fun wee diversion: a writing analyser that takes your text and tells you which famous writer you write like. I got Douglas Adams, although it seems that if you put in any kind of tech journalism whatsoever it tells you you write like Cory Doctorow.





0 responses to “I write like Douglas Adams”

  1. McGazz

    I got Isaac Asimov. That’ll do.

  2. Gary

    I tried to fool it by pasting in some Dickens, but it was wise to such shenanigans.

  3. Hunnymonster

    I’m not happy… it said Harry Redknapp :(

    No seriously – it actually said George Orwell… I’ll take your Asimov & Adams and raise you :)

  4. Gertrude Stein. Further comment would be superfluous.

  5. The (prototype) front page of my website is in the style of… H.P. Lovecraft.

    I thought it was more commas and footnotes than unnameable horror and diabolical Eskimos.

  6. Gary

    Wow, getting Lovecraft is a real achievement. I’m scared to ask what your site’s about now :)

  7. Mark Twain.

    Mark mo’fn Twain y’all. Oh yeah. Oh yeah.

  8. Gary

    Dammit! Owned!

  9. > getting Lovecraft is a real achievement.

    Well, we’re writers for video games so it’s credible, but as we’re called Mostly Harmless I was expecting something… different.

    Hang on, perhaps it’s all those ellipses.

  10. Gary

    Hmmm, just had a wander around the site and I agree, it’s more Adams than Lovecraft :)

  11. Load of shite. Accused me of writing like Dan Brown. Dan Brown!

    Actually seems pretty random. I tried another few paragraphs from my book and got HP Lovecraft. A third attempt resulted in Oscar Wilde.

  12. Squander Two

    Blurb for your book: “Writes like the deranged lovechild of Oscar Wilde, H P Lovecraft, and Dan Brown.” I would buy that, just out of sheer horrified curiosity.

  13. Heh! Just might do that…

  14. I got David Foster Wallace.

    I don’t even know who he is

  15. Gary

    Rutty, it’s high praise indeed. DFW was one of the best-loved novelists of recent memory, based largely on one book, Infinite Jest.

    He was also a bloody great journalist: this piece on cruise ships is great (PDF):

  16. I’ll have a read of that, thanks :)

  17. Verethragna

    Hmm, I got Lovecraft too…the text was something I wrote for school^^” (about Adams btw)