I write like…

I found a fun site which analyses your writing style, based on a sample of your work. It doesn’t have to be a story, it can be any type of writing you enjoy.

I tried two samples from my Princelings of the East saga, both of which suggested I write like J K Rowling. What a compliment!

Then I tried a sample from the prequel I’ve drafted, which is Hugo’s story, written it what I call a film noir style – in the first person and with an American accent – and it turned out to be like Stephenie Meyer (the Twilight Saga).

 

I write like
Stephenie Meyer

I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!

Excellent! Especially as theirs are the sort of readers I have in mind.

The sequel in progress, Victor’s story, which is again told in the first person, came out as written like Annie Rice (Interview with a Vampire, etc).  I haven’t read any of these, because I don’t read horror, which is what these are classed as.  But Victor does have a style all of his own.  I’d prefer comparison with a crime writer for this, though.

I have to add a word of caution, though.  I put in five sections of another blog I have, and they came out as four different writers, James Joyce (twice), Margaret Atwood, JRR Tolkein and Mario Puso.  These were pieces on birdwatching, gardening and cooking, so I don’t know whether it really means anything at all.  And this post came out like H P Lovecraft!

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