Pen and Paper. If you've never visited that blog before, I highly recommend it, as Petty Witter finds the most interesting tidbits online, then shares them with us! I laugh, ponder, and/or learn something new almost every time I visit. Be sure to stop by and say hello when you have a chance, as her blog is awesome!
The post that caught my eye during this particular visit was about a website called I Write Like...., where you input a sample of your writing for analysis, then you're told which famous author your writing style resembles. The site was created by Dmitry Chestnykh, a 27-year-old Russian software programmer currently living in Montenegro. Though he speaks English reasonably well, it is his second language.
Unable to resist, I submitted a couple of paragraphs from old blog posts. Here's my result:
Hmmmmm. This is a little embarrassing, but I've never read Cory Doctorow. I've heard that most people get Stephen King, so I try another paragraph. Cory again. I suspect cookies are now involved, so I delete them and try yet another sample. Cory once again. The site is determined that I write like Cory Doctorow, so there's nothing left to do but read some of his books now. Um...is he a he, or a she? How embarrassing....
If you decide to check this out, please be sure to stop back and let me know who you write like! And if you've read Cory Doctorow, which book would you recommend? ;)