So, before I go any farther, I must give a shout-out to Author Amanda Bretz who informed me about this fantabulous site called “I Write Like.”
GO. RUN. CHECK IT OUT HERE!
What’s the idea? Basically, you cut and paste a portion of your work into a field and it analyzes the text (presumably performing some sort of filter-function) and tells you which famous writer your prose most resembles.
I cut and pasted samples of two of my novels and was told I write like:
William Gibson and Chuck Palahniuk.
Disclaimer: I have no idea how sophisticated the formula is (it claims to consider word choice and writing style), so the search may not be terribly accurate.
Bottom line though? It’s fun.
I’m so excited because I’ve never read anything by William Gibson or Chuck Palahniuk. I am totally going to check these guys out now!
If you all try it out, tell me who you write like in the comments! :)