Sunday, July 18, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - I Write Like . . .

Sometimes Saturday night genealogy fun can happen on Sunday night. Randy Seaver over at Genea-Musings has posted this week's mission for some Genealogy Fun yesterday as follows:


Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:
1) Find something that you have written that you are really proud of - the best of your work. Do an Edit > Copy of it.
2) Go to the website http://iwl.me/ and Paste your text into the waiting box.
3) Tell us which famous author you write like. Write it up in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog, or post it on Facebook. Insert the "badge of honor" in your blog if you can.



This was certainly interesting.

I tried - Emma Ewers Taylor Hopkins.

The results:


I write like
H. P. Lovecraft
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

I have to admit I am not familiar with H. P. Lovecraft so I checked. Wikipedia says he was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction. Seriously! Are they saying my short bio about my wonderful grandmother is written like a horror story? Sorry Mamaw.

You know I had to try again after that one.

Second try - A Tribute to Women! - Emmie's Story (Part 1)

The results:


I write like
Margaret Mitchell
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

That sounds better. I'll take Scarlett and Rhett over horror stories any day.

But now you know I had to try one more time.

Third (and last) try - Preserving Your Research For Posterity


I write like
Dan Brown
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Well that covers a lot of ground. Does this mean that I'm flexible or that I have no style?

1 comment:

  1. Linda,
    You are so brave. I have not gone & done this once, let alone THREE times? Hmmmmm different results all three times... Certainly interesting that three different pieces three different authors. LOL
    Have a good one!

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