“So you think you can write?” The most clichéd question an author, a poet or a writer is asked every time he or she proclaims of his/her skills. Yes! Yes, it is very embarrassing and belittling question to be answered, an insult to our talents. No more, are we not going to bear with these disparaging questions. Looks like Goddess Saraswathi or her contemporaries interested in literature have come to our rescue.
There is this site http://iwl.me/ which analyses your writing skills, compares with the writing skills of other greats and suggests that your writing style matches so and so writer. What more, it generates a badge and authenticates that your writing style is that of the great so-and-so write. You can post it on your blog or website and gloat about it
I am not sure of the algorithm behind this site, it does some calculations. Yes it does.
For the first sample, my writing style was that of Ian Fleming (I was on cloud 9). Next, I was rated as Cory Doctorow (Cory who???) and next H.P Lovecraft. My friend who was watching my disillusioned state gave up on it and said “Dude, you have your own style, you do not copy any authors, that is the reason Mr. Big Brains is not able to predict you”. I liked this idea and want to stick on with it. So, I stopped trying to analyze.
Hope at least you find the author you emulate. Good luck, pay visit to the site and find out.
And yes, Don’t forget to come back and comment on this post as to which author you write likeJ.You never know, who will start following you after they know whose writing style you match.