Every now and then, I like to go random internet browsing - isn't it fascinating going from one link to another, to another and to yet another as you get lost in the miriad of internet trails, rings and webs:) I came across this link whilst browsing though my favourite blogs this week. You paste in a blog post or a piece of your own written work and click to see whose style your work most resembles. I tried my most recent post and I got......
So, apparently I have a literary style like Arthur C Clarke:) not bad! I like science fiction and fantasy as well so maybe my writing style has been subtly influenced from an early age!
It would be interesting to know what parameters are used for this application - how many names are in there? I did test the program to see who popped up with other peoples writing so I know there is at least Jane Austen and H.P. Lovecraft. Sigh! Maybe my language isn't erudite enough to be Jane Austen or maybe I'm missing that wry, conversational style she uses. Or maybe it's just that explaining techniques makes things sound more technically written so therefore I mostly resemble the language and literary style of Arthur C Clarke's science fiction. It's a long time since I've read any of his books. Maybe I shall sit down and see if I can find any resemblance.......:)
So, who do you write like? I would love to hear from you in the comments if you try this out!
Edited to add:
I tried your idea out Kit and put a piece of my fiction writing in instead and, blow me down with a feather if I didn't get......
WOW! I feel an epic fantasy novel coming on:)))