Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I Write Like...

...H.P. Lovecraft, apparently, writer of the sci-fi sub-genre "weird fiction" and whose "protagonists usually achieve the mirror-opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality and the abyss."

I write like
H. P. Lovecraft

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!


Anonymous said...

I saw something about this in the MSM this morning. They are starting to catch up to you, Indie!

By the way, have you ever read Let Your Mind Alone! And Other More or Less Inspirational Pieces (Methuen Humour Classic)by James Thurber? It's his response to the whole great genre of American self-help books, I am told.

Oh, and I'm going to buy the book you recommended to me, once I finish drinking in all this glorious sunshine!

Anonymous said...

I don't know yet who I write like, but I talk like Charles Dickens wrote! And he was paid, I hear, by the word!

And guess what? I now have my very own brand-new copy of the Magician's Assistant! All I need now is the time and quiet space to read it.


Anonymous said...

Just letting you know, Indie, I just arrived in Nebraska with Sabine.

Indie said...

Anon, that's when all the good stuff starts happening. :-)

Anonymous said...

I've read it all, now. What a book! More to the point: What an author!

Indie said...

I know! I have to reread that whole dream sequence near the end again because the ending seemed abrupt, so I realize I kind of sped through that dream sequence, which as I read it seemed unnecessarily long.

Anonymous said...

I wrote a poem once about the death of a friendship, but then in a dream sequence of sorts, the friendship came back to life.

\ said...

For some fun I clicked on your analyzer link. I got Cory Doctorow. They are probably referring to the 'young adult' thing. I don't know, I never read him.

Sometimes analyzing can stagnate you. Now I'm wondering should I have said, "probably are" instead of "are probably" :) But anyway, I googled him and I'm paraphrasing this quote that I like:
The English language has no formal correctness. You may point to a double negative in Chaucer and say it's wrong, but it's not. The correctness is totally dependent on the speaker. It's a jazz thing, you either have a good ear or you don't.
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