Writing Analysis – I Write Like Freaking Dan Brown…

In an attempt to chase up the 132 downloaded podcasts so far, I started my palette with some Linux Outlaws (#237), and had heard Fabian mention something about putting his writing through a text analysis thingy and getting a personality results picture/badge commenting on your writing style. Suffice to say that this intrigued me to search for such analysis myself.

Always forever chasing for something to tell me what I am.

While the site “I Write Like” suggested I gave more than a twitter message and recommended I write a paragraph or two.

Reminiscing the thoughts I had days ago regarding Polymaths, the Renaissance, and my fool’s errand / quest to better myself through the extended development of my knowledge in art and science majors alike. My mind took a hop and a bound and wrote tons of stuff for it.

Ultimately led to me digging about all the blogging sites, trying old logins to see if any worked (this one certainly did), and me beginning afresh as I finally realised the potential thrill of writing for the sake of putting my thoughts down and scratching a hidden itch of revealing part of myself to the world – without revealing myself (if that makes sense?).

Returning to this post’s topic, finishing the write up and clicked on the button at the bottom resulted in the badge/pic you see below.

<!– Begin I Write Like Badge –>
<div style=”overflow:auto;border:2px solid #ddd;font:20px/1.2 Arial,sans-serif;width:380px;padding:5px; background:#F7F7F7; color:#555″><img src=”http://s.iwl.me/w.png&#8221; style=”float:right” width=”120″><div style=”padding:20px; border-bottom:1px solid #eee; text-shadow:#fff 0 1px”> I write like<br><a href=”http://iwl.me/w/cfe99843&#8243; style=”font-size:30px;color:#698B22;text-decoration:none”>Dan Brown</a></div><p style=”font-size:11px; text-align:center; color:#888″><em>I Write Like</em> by Mémoires, <a href=”http://www.codingrobots.com/memoires/&#8221; style=”color:#888″>journal software</a>. <a href=”http://iwl.me&#8221; style=”color:#333; background:#FFFFE0″><b>Analyze your writing!</b></a></p></div>
<!– End I Write Like Badge –>

Like freaking Dan Brown!

Considering how I never managed to garner enough interests in those books I can’t really say I’m impressed with this result.

Rather it makes me wonder whether the effect of boredom could transfer to my writing (or it already has that effect! gah!).

After looking for some really hard to get into books online (list searching, top 10 this, top 10 that), led me to Umberto Eco’s book Foucault’s Pendulum. Haven’t finished it but each page was so full of references, technical bits and all sorts of mythical jabs that I sort of know from bits and pieces. Each page took a while to read through. I think I left it on page 36 while I was two-timing it with George R.R. Martin’s Feast of Crows.

Where was I? Umberto Eco! Reading reviews and all sorts of complaints against Mr. Brown’s books for having lifted significant chunks off of Eco’s books made me wonder whether it was worth it at all to read them. Especially since other readers of Eco, and Dan had made insightful comments to the similarities of both. And the obviously superior version of one.

But after I’ve finished with Howl’s Moving Castle first.


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