Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Who Do You Write Like?

Who or whom? Either way, the rule now says. (Ok, not Strunk & White, but somewhere I read that modern day sloppiness is more and more acceptable, but that's another post.)

There's a very cool web site called I Write Like. It "analyzes your word choice and writing style and compares them with those of the famous writers." You can cut & paste your fiction, emails, poems, love letters, anything, I think, except for Tweets.

So I tried it with my WIP, three times, for good measure. My first comparison said I write like Stephen King. Wow! I can see that, but I don't think Mr. King needs to worry yet. My second comparison: J.K. Rowling. Really? Unbelievable! I'll start telling agents that. (Even better, for the record, none of my characters' names are made up words or difficult to pronounce.) My third comparison—I guess I was going for two out of three—Stephen King again. Maybe he should start to worry...

Are you curious to see to whom you relate? I am curious to know if you agree with your results. Please let me know what you find out. I appreciate your comments.

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