The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon

The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon
Shortlisted for The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize

Friday, 16 July 2010

I write like...

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...