William Shakespeare

Do you have a particular writing style? Or, do you try to emulate a writer you admire? I came across this site through a blog written by a friend of mine. It’s a site that analyzes your writing style from a snippet of your work that you submit. My friend submitted a few paragraphs of her work in progress, and they said she writes like H.P. Lovecraft.

Now, Yvonne has never read his work, so she couldn’t say how accurate their analysis is. I have never read his work either, so I’m just as clueless. Anyway, figuring I had nothing to lose, I decided to give it a try. I was bowled over with the result: I write like William Shakespeare! The Bard himself? Well, I love his work, studied him a lot in school, but write like him? No way! No one can. If you’re interested in knowing who you write like, here’s the link to the site – http://iwl.me/b/f0797b6c. And if you care to read the snippet that produced such a startling result, here it is: (more…)