This morning begins with an announcement: I have made the final ten on the Writer’s Week contest at Seuss’s Pieces. Between now and October 24th you can go read the ten entries and vote for your favorite. Be sure to check out my story, The Unobliging Princess, and cast your vote for the story you think should win. And then share the contest with others so they can enjoy reading the ten blog posts as well.
Yesterday a fellow blogger, Eric from Sinistral Scribblings, posted something on his Facebook. He had discovered the website known as I Write Like, which analyzes your word choice and writing style and compares them with famous authors. He used the tool with his Hannah Anne series, which he plans on novelizing for NaNoWriMo, and was given the result that he writes like Neil Gaiman. He expressed excitement about those results, claiming it reassured him that he was on the right track with that story.
So, of course, I was now interested to find out what famous author I write like. I took my two biggest stories from the blog and inserted them into the website’s analyzer. I was shocked by the results, to say the least.
My serial novel, The Curse of Fierabras, was the first thing I tested. I copied my entire first draft in there in order to get the most accurate results, and I discovered that I write like George Orwell. How cool is that? I write like the author of great novels like 1984 and Animal Farm!
And then I took my other multi-part story, Ogre Hunt, and put it in the website’s analyzer. I thought Orwell was good, but the results from this one turned out to be even better. It told me that I write like J.R.R. Tolkien. Yes, the author of the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. My jaw hit the floor from those results. Tolkien is the master of the fantasy novel. To be compared in any way to his writing is a humbling honor.
Are you interested to find out who you write like? Go check out their website and share your results. They might just surprise you!