Which Writer Do You Write Like?


Oh, man, I love these games. So I went to I Write Like.com to get the low down on my writing style, inserted a chapter from my novel (in progress) about Cupid (since it was like the only thing I had that wasn’t in screenplay format, which I thought might throw off the system), and it turns out that I write like…

H.P. Lovecraft!

Not really sure I got that considering he wrote “cosmic horrors”, one of the defining elements of which is the underlying belief that there is no divine presence in the universe, and my whole novel is about how the Greek gods are still running amok creating havoc in the lives of us wee people. But whatevs. I guess my writing fits into the category of “weird fiction.” Personally, though, I think I write more like this guy…

With a glass of wine and a devilish glint in my eye.

Hilariously, when curiosity got the best of me and I submitted part of my screenplay Coming Out, the little doo-dad came back and told me I write like Jane Austen. Now that’s funny. Why? Because I do like to take the piss out of the upper class. Boom. That’s two points for the text analyzer!

They just forgot to mention my keen sense of poolside fashion.

Anywho, as long as they don’t tell me I write like Earnest Hemmingway, I’m cool. Good thing I stay away from such thrilling topics as fishing. Okay, to be fair, he did write a lot about war too, but that’s just one more reason to believe that war is stupid. But enough about him, and back to me.

Huh? Oh, sorry, I spaced out for a second.

What do you guys think? Does my writing remind you more of Austen or Lovecraft?

Author: hollywouldink

I'm a visual writer and teacher currently getting my MFA in Writing for the Screen & Stage at Northwestern University. Sarah Lawrence undergrad. Writer for movies, TV, theater, and literature.

2 thoughts on “Which Writer Do You Write Like?

  1. I once did this and was told I write like James Joyce. I call racism.

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