There's been lots going on with the kids and I am actually getting a bit of writing done on the second Loremaster book, but I stumbled across something fun I'd like to share.
I found this website - I Write Like
The site makes this claim:
Check which famous writer you write like with this statistical analysis tool, which analyzes your word choice and writing style and compares them with those of the famous writers.
Now, I don't know what research, if any, has gone into this analytical engine. I took a goodly hunk of Cory Doctorow's Little Brother and plugged it into the engine. It told me Cory Doctorow writes like David Foster Wallace.
Oddly enough, much of my work, when placed in I Write Like's analyzer, comes back with the same result.
Different writing yields different results:
Herne is apparently written like H.P. Lovecraft
From My Father`s Hands compares to Margaret Mitchell
Sweet Jesus - Pact reads like Margaret Atwood
The beginning of Loremaster looks like Dan Brown and the end, according to the analysis, reads like Shakespeare.
The Witch looks like David Foster Wallace
As does The Platinum Ticket, Just Business, The Rat Dog and Root of Evil.
I've never read any David Foster Wallace - looks like I might have to.
I'll say one thing, he has a great first name...