Site of the Week: find your author alter-ego with I Write Like
Have you ever wondered which famous author you wrote most like but would prefer a computer's evaluation over your friends' limited subjective evaluations? Thanks to Coding Robots, the same company that innovated a user-friendly journal app for Macs, there's a statistical analysis tool that will tell you just that.
Aptly called I Write Like, the site features an addictive app that analyzes your word choice and writing style and compares the results to those of famous writers. All you have to do is copy and paste a sample of your writing --whether that be in the form of a blog post, journal entry, or short story-so long as there are at least a few paragraphs to generate the most reliable results, and then click "analyze."
As it is essentially a word calculator, which is kind of an oxymoron, the analyzer isn't the most reliable literary critic -- for instance, it claimed an esteemed literary critic's blog post sounded most like Dan Brown. Regardless, I Write Like provides nerdy entertainment and bragging opportunities that the site even facilitates by generating an "I Write Like" badge you can share with friends.