Thursday, October 23, 2014
I Write Like...
I recently found a website that analyzes your writing and compares it to a famous author. That sounded like fun. So I gave it a whirl.
I decided to try the story I have on Wattpad. It said:
I write like Gertrude Stein
Here is the link to the story: http://www.wattpad.com/user/KathrynThornton2
I was pretty impressed with that comparison. Then I thought about how much my writing has changed and wondered if my writing style was consistent across my works.
Then I wanted to check my very first novel. The results:
I write like William Shakespeare
Okay, so my first book is like Shakespeare and my latest is Stein so what about my sophomore work.
I write like David Foster Wallace
I belong to a wonderful writing group (CBW-LA) and we published an anthology (Story Sprouts) on voice this year and I had to write a story about a ship wreck. This is not a normal topic for me so I was interested to see what writer this work would be similar to. The answer was:
I write like Ursula K. Le Guin
Here is the link to the anthology: http://www.amazon.com/Story-Sprouts-CBW--Resource-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00NVR5RDY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414128353&sr=1-1&keywords=story+sprouts
If you want to check out your writing style you can follow the link below
I Write Like: http://iwl.me/
What's next for me? Well I don't know the last two author's works so it is time to do some research and read some of their books. Maybe brush up on my Stein as well. I was really hoping for Steinbeck so I will keep trying with some of my other work.
Please share your results.