A few weeks ago, Caroline asked me if I was practicing for writing a thriller, based on the way I began one of my blogs.
Today while listening to the news on NPR, I heard about a website called I Write Like, where you can submit a block of text you have written, and using algorithms based on the writings of many famous writers, it will analyze your text, and tell you who you write like. I submitted the first paragraph from my last bog entry, and it immediately told me that I wrote like Bram Stoker! No wonder Caroline thought I was practicing to to write a thriller. I was intrigued, so I also submitted the first paragraph of the blog that Caroline commented on, but instead of Bram Stoker, this time it said James Joyce! So I guess I'm destined to be either a writer of dark thrillers, or the writer of epic novels. Actually, I suspect I will get a different writer, every time I submit a different block of text.
If you would like to try it just for fun, just go to I Write Like, and submit a block of any text you have written. The site will not store, or use any text you submit for any other purpose. I'm curious to see which famous author each of you writes like.