At Joann's Best I discovered a fun little site that analyzes your writing samples and then tells you what famous author you write like based on your word choice and writing style. Since I was curious, I used several random samples from the book I wrote in memory of my dad, "My Funny Dad, Harry."
At first, I just picked a couple to see if the results would match. They did not. So then I chose more random samples (20 total) from my book to see what authors came up most often. I questioned if it was just a rotation automatically that came up, but there were repeats and once I got the same result twice in a row. I repeated a section I did earlier to see if I would get the same result, and I did! You can use lengthy samples for better results. Here's what came up for me:
Kurt Vonnegut 1 time
Corey Doctorow 10 times
Stephenie Meyer 3 times
Stephen King 5 times
Chuck Palahniuk 1 time
This was pretty fun. It also shows you some of the books written by these famous authors. Go ahead and try it at I Write Like.
To find out more about my book and why I wrote it, read the Foreword here. Tweet This