A to Z Challenge 2013

Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Fun - A Few Cool Things

First thing I ran into this morning was a neat post by the awesome Cole.  She talked about this website that will analyze your writing and tell you which successful writer your style is most like.  This is completely appropriate for a Friday, because it's silly, doesn't really mean anything, and is fun to do anyway.  I took a snippit of the short story I'm working on and out came this result:

I write like
Edgar Allan Poe
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

This is too cool for a couple reasons.  For one, I am trying to learn to write creepy passages.  That's fun for me.  Yeah, I'm weird.  Secondly, I LOVE Edgar Allan Poe.  He was the master of "creep you out" writing.  Okay, Stephen King is too, but that's beside the point.   Anyway, thanks Cole.  This is awesome.

On another note, I've decided to join the fun of WriteOnCon.  Elana's post today convinced me that even though I am not a kidlit writer, I can learn a bunch from all the other great writers who will be in attendance.  If you haven't registered yet, I encourage you all to do so.  It's a FREE conference.  And there is already a ton of awesome people involved.  What are you waiting for?

Have a great Friday.  I hope everyone's weekend is filled with fun, writing, and laughs.

Note:  Did anyone notice that I managed to put up a post almost every day this week?  Woohoo.  This could be a disturbing trend  :)


Matthew Rush said...

Wow that is way cooler than mine. That is such a fun site though. And yes, Cole rules!

Eric said...

Matthew - Yeah, I was stunned and excited at the same time. It was so cool, just like Cole :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good for you!
And I was told I write like Dan Brown. Not cool.

Cole Gibsen said...

LOL! Thanks, guys! Glad you like it ;) And Edgar Allen Poe is pretty badass.

Kat Harris said...

I saw someone mention this website this morning on MSFV and tried three different samples.

I guess my writing is a mixture of Chuck Palahniuk, Stephen King and Arthur Conan Doyle.

At least it was good for a laugh.

Angie said...

Edgar Allen Poe! That's awesome. I got Stephen King. I think I'll try it with some other stories. Have fun with WriteOnCon!

J.L. Stratton said...

I'm going to have to do that writing analysis thing. But I'm afraid that the program will tell me I write like Jon Favreau.

Anyway, hope your weekend is great. I'll be fighting for writing time this weekend.

Eric said...

Alex - LOL, that's brutal. Try it with something else, maybe you'll get better results.

Cole - Heck yeah, ain't that awesome?

Kat - Wow, some good ones for you. I laughed at mine too :)

Angie - Thats cool. Thanks, and let us know what you get.

J.L. - I know the feeling, about finding writing time. Good luck and have a nice weekend.

Velvet Over Steel said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing and so glad I found your blog to follow! I'm still very new to writing and can learn so much from you! :-)
Have a wonderful weekend! ~ Coreen

Eric said...

Coreen - Thanks for joining the crew. I'm new also (though I've been learning for a while now), but maybe we can both learn from each other :) Have a nice weekend also.

Michelle H. said...

Way too cool! I love Edgar Alan Poe. No wonder I like your writing so much. I'm going over there right now!

Eric said...

Michelle - Thanks for stopping by. I already commented on your blog. She got Stephen King everybody! Ain't that awesome?