So, I’d been eyeing that meme going around since yesterday…
You know the one, the one where you plug in something you’ve written, and it tells you who you write like?
But I was starting to notice an uncomfortable pattern, so I decided to plug in some famous authors.
I started with people whom I knew were actually represented in the meme generator:
Then I progressed to people who I thought were probable entrants in it.
I hope at this point, you can see where I'm going with this. I started putting in the names of famous female writers, both white female writers and women of color, and posted up the results here. It's completely unscientific and unordered, people are listed in the order they popped into my head to try.
Zora Neale Hurston
Maxine Hong Kingston
Ursula K Leguin
Lucy Maud Montgomery
ETA for those of you coming from Roger Ebert's Twitter, there are two follow-up posts:
My Father Writes Like Me
I recommend you read before commenting because they have additional information. Thanks!
I also want to thank you, Mr. Ebert, for linking.
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