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.


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.