I’ll bet you have a favorite writer–maybe a handful of favorite writers. And deep down (or maybe not so deep down), you’ve always wanted to write just like her (or him). Maybe, if you’re anything like me, you savor every word from your favorite writers’ novels, and when you are done, you sigh contentedly. But then, almost immediately, you are struck by an urge to slam your head on the desk, whilst crying piteously, “I’ll never write as
good well as that. Never. Never. Never.”
But maybe you will, dear writer. Maybe, unbeknownst to you, your writing craft is improving every day. And maybe, if you were able to compare your writing from, say, your latest Nano manuscript, you would find that you write like…MARGARET ATWOOD!!!
And maybe you wouldn’t go around, adding “st” to words because you got swept up into the la-ti-da writing moment.
Anyway, when I plopped a block of text into the site, I Write Like…, up came Margaret Atwood. And so I stuck the handy little widget on my blog to inspire me as I continue my Nano journey. Because honestly, I’ve loved Margaret Atwood since I read The Handmaid’s Tale, lo those many years ago. It’s nice to think that a little of her has perhaps rubbed off on me.
So I’m not sticking anything else in the analyzer. I’m perfectly happy to quit while I’m Margaret Atwood.
P.S. Please leave me a comment if you try it. I’d love to know who YOU write like!