This Explains It
The internet has a lot of horseshit on its world wide webs, but occasionally there are tools that blow your mind with the genius of it all. Today, I found the website I Write Like…
So you cut and paste some of your own writing into a box and then poorly paid gremlins inside the internet analyze your prose to determine which author’s style you most mirror. I picked some clips from my recent posts, and the gremlins started working.
I was looking for an upgrade, so I put some of my more serious writing to the test…
But now I’d become obsessed. I pasted part of Her Royal Highness’ scholarship essay into the machine.
Where do you begin with a writer as original and brilliant as David Foster Wallace? Here–with a carefully considered selection of his extraordinary body of work, chosen by a range of great writers, critics, and those who worked with him most closely. This volume presents his most dazzling, funniest, and most heartbreaking work–essays like his famous cruise-ship piece, “A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again,” excerpts from his novels The Broom of the System, Infinite Jest, and The Pale King, and legendary stories like “The Depressed Person.”
I believe I’m going to track down one of his legendary stories like “The Depressed Person.”