“Check which famous writer you write like with this statistical analysis tool, which analyzes your word choice and writing style and compares them with those of the famous writers.
Any text in English will do: your latest blog post, journal entry, comment, chapter of your unfinished book, etc. For reliable results paste at least a few paragraphs (not tweets).”
You can debate the accuracy of a tool that uses statistical analysis to verify a style, but I’m sort of addicted to this thing—it’s kind of fun to find out who you could be compared to. After writing a chapter or a short segment of a thing, I sometimes plug it into the tool out of curiosity.
Have a go! The last writer “I wrote like” was David Foster Wallace. None of whose books I’ve read, but now I’m curious.
Now to write some more and then plug THAT in.
Who do YOU guys write like?
Apparently I write like Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita…..
Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
When I analyzed my philosophy term paper, it told me that I write like Ursula Le Guin.
When I analyzed my letters to Kat and Niki, it told me that I write like Cory Doctorow.
When I analyzed my entire English portfolio, it told me that I write like H. P. Lovecraft.
All three are known for writing science fiction among other things, yet none of what I had analyzed was even close to science fiction. Fascinating.