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:

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:

If you want to check out your writing style you can follow the link below
I Write Like:

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.

1 comment:

  1. I did that test once but I can't remember who I wrote like. I think it might have been Dan Brown...hmmm.