We may have left the silly season of August, but here’s a fun website for a wasted moment.
I Write Like analyses your writing and tells you whose style yours most resembles. So, in the interests of posterity, I thought it only fair to let you, my public, in on the influences that have seemingly formed my priceless prose.
According to the review of I Write Like at the Good Web Guide, when famous authors’ work was entered the following results appeared: “Shakespeare writes like Shakespeare, Margaret Atwood like David Foster Wallace, Frank Kafka like James Fenimore Cooper”.
Pretty accurate, then.
It would seem that when Putting the Cat Out I channeled Cory Doctorow, during the Gardener’s Teabreak I leant towards Margaret Attwood, thinking of digging a pond cast my lot in (possibly percipiently) with Stephen King and Shed of the Year classed me with Arthur Clarke, who sounds remarkably mundane until you insert a C in the middle.
I had no idea I was so talented! Still, none of these quite hit the mark and I delved into the archives. I now have the definitive answer: I can now Take on the World under the aegis of Mark Twain.
Read me, guys, and weep.