Who do you write like? Find out!
June 17, 2013 § 9 Comments
Joe Hill gets a hat tip for tweeting a link to I Write Like, a website that allows you to paste in a few paragraphs (or more) of something you write to get an analysis of whose style your work is most similar to. I did it for the first chapter of my space opera in progress, and got this:
Which is cool, I guess. I mean, I like James Bond as much as the next guy. Maybe a little more. But I thought I’d try it again, this time with the entire text of my most recently published story, “Lightning” (blatant self-promotion: you can find it in the Cincinnati Writers Project Anthology 4: A Few Good Words). This time, I got:
Also cool. I mean, I liked the movie version of Fight Club, but I’ve never read the book. Or anything else by Palahniuk. But “Lightning” isn’t my normal style. It was an experiment, and I like the result, but it’s not the type of writing I plan to make a career out of.
Try it with your own work and post who you write like in the comments!