Doing my morning tour of Facebook, I ran across a site called “I Write Like“. As the title indicates, the site claims to take a chunk of one’s writing and find a well known author whose style resembles yours. So I decided to give it a try.
I gave it the first page-and-a-half of the novel I’m working on, and was told I write like Cory Doctorow. I gave it a sizable chunk of my recent post about my mom’s time at Fotomat, and was told I write like David Foster Wallace. I gave it the first two paragraphs of Broken Glass Waltzes (plenty of good parking still available!), and was told I write like William Gibson. So as always, YMMV. Still, it’s kind of fun.