Friday, August 29, 2014

SNGF: I write like

July 17, 2010 by  
Filed under genealogy

Randy Seaver of Geneamusings has challenged us to Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.  We are to submit some of our writings to the I Write Like website and see just who we write like!

This fun game has been making the rounds on Facebook.  I chose three blog posts for the test.

Apparently I’m somewhat fragmented as I write like -

James Joyce* (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish writer and poet, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.* (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American novelist who wrote works blending satire, black comedy, and science fiction.

Howard Phillips Lovecraft* (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author of horror, fantasy, and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as weird fiction.

The H.P. Lovecraft connection came from my blog post on Early Irish Methodists!  I must say I’m surprised by all of the results.  I am a list maker, scientific type who tends to love details.  Satire, comedy, and science fiction don’t even figure into the equation.  Who knew!

*Source – Wikipedia – information about the authors.



Comments

4 Responses to “SNGF: I write like”
  1. Kevin says:

    Apparently I write like Ernest Hemingway. Very interesting!

  2. Mavis says:

    I haven’t gotten my written up yet (I’ll be a day late as usual) but apparently I write like James Joyce, H. P. Lovecraft, and Dan Brown.

  3. Hi Kevin,
    And here is spiel about Ernest Hemingway. He won a Nobel Prize in Literature…and note his middle name! :)

    From Wikipedia: Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American writer and journalist. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement, influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure and public image. He produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and his career peaked in 1954 when he won the Nobel Prize in Literature.

    Thanks for commenting!

    Mom :)

  4. Hi Mavis,
    We have writers in common, with James Joyce and H.P. Lovecraft. And here is the Wikipedia blurb for Dan Brown:

    Dan Brown (born June 22, 1964) is an American author of thriller fiction, best known for the 2003 bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code. Brown’s novels, which are treasure hunts set in a 24-hour time period,[1] feature the recurring themes of cryptography, keys, symbols, codes, and conspiracy theories.

    That definitely would fit with a genealogist :)

    –Joan

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