Friday’s Fun Find: Part Two (I Write Like…)

So maybe you didn’t win the book today. But I’ve found a swell consolation prize for you!Image

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 goodย 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!

14 thoughts on “Friday’s Fun Find: Part Two (I Write Like…)

  1. I could play with this all day — but that wouldn’t get any work done, would it? One chunk of my current novel project (a novel for adults) came up J.D. Salinger esque. Another chunk from the same chapter came up as being like Cory Doctorow. Which tells me that my style is all over the map! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Congratulations on writing like Margaret Atwood!

    • Thanks, Beth! I’ve read a ton of her novels, but it’s been awhile. And admittedly, the beginning of my novel is a little more literary than say, well, the rest of it. Which is exactly why I’m not putting any more of it in. ๐Ÿ™‚

      (But I may try some of my other w-i-p’s. The temptation is just too great!)

  2. Hey, Miss Cathy! It sounded like so much fun, I put in a section of a CSS I am working on. Apparently I write like Anne Rice! I don’t know who she is, but I’ll have to check her out! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Hey, Miss Cathy- I just had to comment again! I entered a chapter of a Titanic story I am working on and up came Margaret Atwood! I don’t know who she is either, but if that means I write like you, then I am quite honored! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Okay, it’s official. That site’s a scam…I got Stephen King. I’m pretty sure he would be horrified (heehee) if he knew that!

  5. Umm, I don’t think so. I typed in some Chicken soupy stuff and my results were Arthur Clarke, the Doctrow Series. Uhmmm, no. Someone at this site may have been nipping the sauce. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. First I put in a section from my book and it said I write like James Joyce. Then, because blog writing is different, I tried it with a section from my blog and it said Dan Brown. Neither was what I expected, but I can’t say I’m not standing just a little taller. And I love your “fishing for compliments/comments.” As happens so often, you made me laugh out loud. ๐Ÿ™‚

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