I spotted something doing the rounds on Twitter today, and thought it looked like fun for writers.
A free App analyses any section of the text you have written in a story, and tells you the closest connection to a famous writer with a similar style.
I chose this small section of my writing from Part Three of my new serial, ‘The Fear’
There had never been any celebration of birthdays or Christmas in the house. After all, my birthday was also the day of mother Paula’s death. And Christmas was just a reminder of how much she had loved that season. However, I was coming up to a significant birthday, according to a telephone conversation I overheard. Standing outside the door of father’s study one morning, waiting to accompany him to the workshop, I heard him talking to the family solicitor, Mr Dean.
Analysed very quickly, the App decided that I write like… Kurt Vonnegut.
If I write anything remotely similar to the author of ‘Slaughterhouse Five’, then that makes me very happy.
It may only be for entertainment purposes, but it does let you find out why they come to that conclusion, and tells you something about the author.
So if you are interested in discovering who you write like, try this link.