I Write Like . . . came across this test surfing, you know, when I should have been writing. I copied my first chapter, farked tenses and all into the form and got this.
Um, oops or yea? Can't decide.
Oh, I liked DaVinci Code but seems like Brown attracts detractors to his writing like flies on ... well, you know.
So, I put in the second chapter, ditto the tenses and got this.
A little better. Perhaps my plot moves with the speed of Dan Brown and the intricacy of Asimov.
Now, this next is verifiable Weird.
I copied in the first eight pages of my latest script, which happens to take place in Ireland and got this.
yes I said yes I will yes.
Liked that better, but how weird is that? Ireland for the Irish.
So, then I put in a blog post and got Dan again.
Tried with a blog post in which I cursed and got . . .
Right, um, who?
Yeah, yeah, looked it up.
Guy who wrote Fight Club, a novel turned into a movie with Brad Pitt and Edward Norton and one good line.
So, notice no women turned up?
According to an article on this nifty little test, there are only two women in the data base and one of them is Jane Austen.
If the badge came up that said I wrote like Jane Austen, I'd break all my pencils, throw my computer on a bonfire and take up bungie jumping.
I wish I wrote like James Lee Burke.
I just finished his latest, The Glass Rainbow. He evokes setting so well, I found myself stopping to stare out the window to think about the picture in my head.
Or Harper Lee. Who wouldn't want to write like her?
Guess Dan and I will always have Paris.