Who do YOU write like?

Okay, so, it’s almost Friday and I’m in for a little brainless fun. How ’bout that (as my grandfather would say). Simple. Writing. FUN.

Do you ever wonder which famous writer you write like?

I WRITE LIKE is a site with a statistical analysis tool, which analyzes your word choice and writing style and compares them with those of the famous writers. So, I gave it a go and plopped my first paragraph of my Middle Grade novel into the program:


It all started with the man in the pinstriped suit. The kind of suit you get off the rack—and on sale. This man was Mr. Andy Beers and he turned my world upside down. He was a salesman of sorts. He sold my house. I saw the fateful handshake, the smiles, my dad’s bobbing chin and my mom’s perky performance at the kitchen table. I saw it all unfold from the relative safety of my swing. My parents had been washed over for sure by this stranger in the Lincoln Town Car. For a girl, I knew my cars, and as soon as I saw Mr. Beers drive up in that big boat, I knew he’d take my parents for a ride.

There ya have it.  Analysis complete. Apparently, I write like Corey Doctorow—a fellow Canadian (also a blogger, journalist, & sci-fi writer). If you’d like to give it a try, visit www.iwl.me. 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).

And while you’re at it, let us know your results. Which famous writer do YOU emulate?!



Filed under Inspiration, Motivation

9 responses to “Who do YOU write like?

  1. Maria McDonald

    I write like Cory Doctorow too! Must be contagious.

  2. Koreen

    Thanks for the link. I love things like this, the little games. I write like Corey Doctorow, too. Hmm.

  3. \/\/alteR

    Apparently, without doubting the intricacies of the code and algorithms therein, the writing analyzer finds it fit to conclude that I write like H.P. Lovecraft, David Foster Wallace, Dan Brown and Stephen King. All I can say is “The horror. The horror.”

  4. I did a re-take on this and today, I write like Dan Brown. Go figure.

  5. bhadravathi

    Man, can you believe this? I write like Dan Brown, lol. I am an Indian and have been writing in my native language called “Kannada”. Its an ancient language with over 50 million speakers.

  6. bjas

    I wonder if we put an excerpt from Dan Brown in the “system” — would it tell us that Dan Brown writes like Dan Brown? Hmmmm….

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