Saturday, July 17, 2010

For Your Amusement

There is now an online amusement for writers and non-writers alike called I WRITE LIKE... where one submits a sample of one's writing and it is immediately assessed to be "like" whatever writer's writing it decides your sample resembles.

My first submission revealed that I write like Stephen King -- which I don't mind.

My second submission revealed that I write like Dan Brown -- which I do.

Yes, I know the man has made millions. I'd like to have his checks -- it would help my assorted loved ones to no end if I had a cash flow of that magnitude -- but I do NOT want to write like him. I can say that I admire his storytelling, i.e., the unusual premise of his Da Vinci book. But his way with words? Not so much.

You can click on the above link if you want to give it a whirl.


Liz Flaherty said...

I write like Jack London. I'm still not sure how I feel about that.

Cheryl said...

It could be worse, I guess. It could be that "dark and stormy night" guy with the hyphenated name. A romance writer friend was assessed as writing like Mark Twain. Needless to say she wasn't what one would call thrilled. She thinks (hopes?) it's because the sample she submitted mentioned Hannibal MO.