the writer is a lonely hunter

writing by Gail Aldwin and other authors

Who do you write like?

on December 27, 2022

Several years ago I published a piece called Find out which published author your writing style resembles which has turned out to be one of my most viewed posts. It gave a link to I Write Like where you can paste an excerpt of your writing for the website to analyse. (The facility is now also available as an app.) It turned out the piece I entered used similar word choices and was written in a similar style to Chuck Palahniuk. I’ve always been rather pleased at the match and wondered if my writing had changed over time to reflect another author.

Today, I entered the opening page from The Secret Life of Carolyn Russell which will be published by Bloodhound Books in July 2023. This time the excerpt matched with Raymond Chandler. To say I’m chuffed is an understatement. In these days between Christmas and New Year, you might find yourself at a loose end, so why not give it a go? I’d love to know who you’re matched with.


6 responses to “Who do you write like?

  1. Well, Gail I write like Anne Rice. Though I have been told I write like a Gothic Victorian writer by a listener to one of my stories being read on YouTube. The listener was amazed to find out I was alive and well living in Twenty first century 😂🤣😂

  2. Goodness, apparently I write like H.G. Wells according to analysis of the first paras of An Officer’s Vow. I had no idea that he also wrote Regency fiction!

  3. Jim Bates says:

    Hi Gail. This was fun. I used 2 different selections from two different books and came up with the same author both times. Which actually made me feel good. My guy is Cory Doctorow. First name same as my middle name. Never heard of him (but now I have LOL!) He’s a prolific writer and someone I’m going to delve into. Thanks for the link (Ms. Chandler!! LOL!) Happy holidays, my friend 🙂

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