Today, I’m taking a nutrition holiday because I want you to check out this simple program, I Write Like. Feed it a writing sample and it analyses your style and then compares you to a famous writer.
I write like H.P. Lovecraft. That was the result each time with three different samples. Is it the Providence connection? The first-person narratives? Or is it that I’m a little more than weird, writing about placenta, rundown Victorian houses, and rolls of flab oozing out of Spanx. Or could it be the narrow choice of topics? Or that we are antiquated and not very good? Or maybe the program thinks that everybody writes like H.P. Lovecraft. Try it for yourself.
Your thoughts: Which famous author do you write like? Do you agree?