Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Now That You Mention it, I Am a Little Obsessed With the ’80s

I have always believed that all blogs are equal, but that some are more equal than others. If that doesn’t sound like an entirely original thought on my part, I can’t help it; I just write like George Orwell.

No, I do; it’s official. The website I Write Like told me so. I gave it a couple of hundred words that I wrote for the Dallas Morning News on Mongolia, and it diagnosed me as sounding like the Animal Farm writer. I can live with this. I liked Animal Farm, loved the language in 1984, and have to admire a guy who has been down and out in both Paris and London.

So who do you write like? Try it out and see for yourself.

2 comments:

Don Clausing said...

That was fun. I turned out to be Stephen King. I was hoping for E.B. White. Might be fun to try it again with something different. James Joyce? As long as that meant the Joyce of "The Dubliners" I guess that would be okay. But what if it meant the Joyce of "Finnegan's Wake"?

Nicole said...

I would have loved E.B. White, too, but we both could have done worse. I was afraid I was going to get Gertrude Stein.