Thanks to Miss Writerlicious for mentioning this most fun site called “I Write Like”. You cut and paste a portion of your writing (At least a few paragrahs from your WIP) to see which author’s writings yours most resemble.
You can give it a try here.
My results show that I write like H.P. Lovecraft.
According to Wikipedia, “Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) — known as H. P. Lovecraft — was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as weird fiction.”
I am flattered. 🙂 I have no idea how accurate this is supposed to be, but it is interesting that, in my case, I tend to write darker stuff and have always preferred stories with fantasy or horror elements. Cool. And I like to describe myself as weird quite a bit. I will have to purchase some of his books now!
If you choose to try this site out, let me know what results you get. 🙂
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I tried this a while ago and I came up with “I write like” Kurt Vonnegut. Not likely! It was fun to do tho.
Haha well, glad you found it fun. 🙂
Hi, Sara. Thanks (I think) for passing along that link to “I Write Like”. I pasted in a few paras and was told in a very zippy fashion that my writing is similar to that of David Foster Wallace…
I’ll take that as a compliment…
I was hoping for McBain, or MacDonald, or maybe Hemingway…. ;- (
I did this a whole ago and blogged about it. Can’t remember who it said I wtote like but it was great fun!
*goes off to look for blog post*
Cool! And yes, it is a lot of fun.
Cory Doctorow. Hmmm.
What a fun exercise. I tried it twice with two different paragraphs and both times it said that I write like…David Foster Wallace. Not sure if you’ve heard of him, but I hadn’t so I looked him up (of course). Wikipedia says that he was an award-winning American novelist, short story writer, essayist. Pretty cool. Still have to check out his books. I guess that’s the only way I’ll know if I really “write” like him.
Fun! I’m glad you liked it too! 🙂
Funny. For my stories that are set in Victorian times it says I write like Margaret Mitchel. For my horror story that has a protagonist named Oliver it says I write like Charles Dickens. I happen to know I write like Louis L’Amour, though. 😉
That is pretty neat! It is claiming you have two different writing styles. lol
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