I had lunch with my local writer pal yesterday, and she told me about a website where you could chuck in some of what you’ve written and it’ll do some kind of textual analysis and tell you what famous writer you write like. So for fun, I threw a BUNCH of stuff into it this morning. Here’s what came up:
- Cory Doctorow from Riven, and a contemporary romance short I started
- Dan Brown from Red and Whisper of Shadow
- Ian Flemming from Devil’s Eye
- Rudyard Kipling from Daughter of the Hunt
- Kurt Vonnegut from a contemporary romance novella I started
- P.G. Wodehouse from that romantic suspense I mentioned yesterday
- Ursula K. Le Guin from the new opening to that romantic suspense I mentioned yesterday
- J. R. R. Tolkien from Blindsight
- Stephen King from Forsaken By Shadow
Now, I’ve also, in the past, done that OTHER website where it’ll tell you whether you write more like a man or a woman, and I DO frequently come up as writing with a more masculine style (at least in my Mirus stuff) [actually I just checked ALL those same pieces again in that generator, and every one of them came out as male], but I have to wonder if this generator is too overloaded with male samples.
How does your work stack up? Who do YOU write like?