I Write Like Dan Brown Now!

For some background information on this article, please visit previous articles I Write Like Lovecraft and I Write Like Arthur C. Clarke!. This is an experiment I carry out every month because it’s fun and it helps me see if there are any changes in my writing style. I have not read any of the authors which show up in my analysis so far. Maybe, just a bit, that too a very long ago. For example, I read P. G. Wodehouse when I was waiting for my job after passing out from college. But that was that, never before or after!

 

Here are results from the latest experiment:

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Stories Behind Your WordPress Names!

Dear friends,

I requested you to share the stories behind your usernames. I am so glad so many of you interacted and shared. These stories are very interesting and help us better remember and understand names, our cultures and personalities. I have compiled all of the stories you shared via comments and edited a bit those which exceeded 50 words. I hope you will see your story here and let me know if I missed something. I will be glad to edit it for you, or add something if you want. I am really amazed to see how much creativity and history goes behind these names!

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Alex Harris : Fit Fish

The Defender of Men!

 Alex is short for Alexander. Alexander stands for “Defender of Men.” 

 

Calensariel: Impromptu Promptings

For The Love of Tolkien!

My RL name is Cheryl, variation of the English name Beryl (a green stone, part of the emerald family, my birthstone). My username, Calensariel, means green (calen) stone (sar) maiden (iel), a combination of Quenya and Syndarin, two of Tolkien’s languages created for Lord of the Rings which I LOVE!

 

 

Shambhavi Sharma: The Amused Mind

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Story Behind Your WordPress Username?

Dear friends,

 Usernames have interesting stories behind them. Well, not always-sometimes they are real random, or names or nicknames–but then those names also have stories behind them too. As much as I am fascinated by etymologies of English, Hindi and Sanskrit words, I am also fascinated by etymologies of names of people. I have asked hundreds of people about etymologies/stories of their names. My experience has not been too good. Sometimes I have felt people giving me strange looks, laughing behind my back and so on but I have always enjoyed it as it adds a profundity into my feeling about people.HNCK9592

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I Still Write Like Cory Doctorow!

For some background information behind this article, please visit previous articles I Write Like Lovecraft and I Write Like Arthur C. Clarke!. This is an experiment I carry out every month because it’s fun and it helps me see if there are any changes in my writing style. I have not read any of the authors which show up in my analysis so far. Maybe, just a bit, that too a very long ago. For example, I read P. G. Wodehouse when I was waiting for my job after passing out from college. But that was that, never before or after! Even this month Cory Doctorow got one result better than David Foster Wallace!

Here are results from the latest experiment:

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Now I Write Like Arthur C. Clarke and Lovecraft Lingers!

Some of you might remember my post I Write Like Lovecraft. It was a lot of fun! I received many comments which were fun and many friends tried it out for their own samples. Some of them also shared their results with me. Today, as I was visiting Adrienne’s site Getting Your Lens On, I observed her badge I write like James Joyce. This made me interested to experiment again. I took 13 samples again from my latest blog posts( obviously excluding quotes from other sources like Tao Te Ching!) Continue reading “Now I Write Like Arthur C. Clarke and Lovecraft Lingers!”