Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
Here’s a fun way to delight, or torture, yourself for a while. Go to I Write Like, plug in some of your own writing, and learn what famous writer you take after. You get an instant of surprise and wonder, plus a badge you can stick into a web site or blog post. As you can see, apparently I — oh, the irony! — write like Jane Austen.
To put this in perspective, though, the excerpt I plugged into the analyzer was a first-person female character, and she was speaking in sort of an elevated diction describing someone she looks up to. I guess my inner Jane Austen was peeking out from between the lines.
When I plugged in a paragraph from a recent blog post, the analyzer said I write like Boing Boing’s Cory Doctorow. That seems more in line with my real oeuvre, though I like to say that he writes like me.
Have fun with it!