'I Write Like' website. I took all my stories from Myriad Imaginings, the anthology we created from our Wittegen Press Giveaway Games, 31 days of short stories, which we ran in 2012, and stuck them through the analysis engine. The idea is that the engine tells you which famous writer your work resembles. And, erm, well, I can't say I'm convinced, but this is what came out the other end.
This is the first story in the anthology. It's erotic romance and it's explicit. Apparently that means I write like James Joyce. I'm wondering if the algorithm picks this if all the other matches fail :)
This one's about werewolves, contemporary werewolves in a rock band, which doesn't strike me as Arthur C Clarke material, but, hey ho! ;P
The Name's The Game
I have to say I've never read any Margaret Atwood, so I can't say if a vampire hostage situation is anything like her stuff, although I suppose since it is set post World War III then the content could have influenced the algorithm.
This one's high fantasy: wizards, dragons and spells. I have absolutely no idea if it matches with the analysis.
So Undercover is all about a cop, a strip club and a double cross, so, yeah, when Raymond Chandler came up, I wasn't surprised. Somehow, though, I don't think Raymond wrote explicit erotic m/m fiction!
Cyberpunk, really? This story is horror, possessed dolls and nasty school girls.
The End Of The Journey
I have to say I was shocked by this. Dan Brown, really?! Content again, methinks, although this is word matching, because my demons and secret societies fighting each other have nothing to do with Literati and I don't mention the Roman Catholic church once. :P
Just One Day
Floored, absolutely floored. I cannot put this down to content, because I don't remember J.K writing about haunted houses that drive people mad on only one night of the year. Can't see the pattern in this one :).
Girl In The Mirror
Being a big Neil Gaiman fan, I had to clap at this one, however dodgy the algorithm doing the matching :). This is first person paranormal adventure with a side order of weird fatalism, so content again.
A Special Catch
My second hit for Cory. Sci-Fi erotic romance, at the opposite end of the spectrum to The Gift.
Song For A Sovereign
I laughed my arse off at this match. Not because it's my second J.K. Rowling match, but because this is a spin-off story from a set of stories I'm working on that started life as a Harry Potter fanfic :D. Admittedly, this is high fantasy, a flash into the history of the world I am building, so I can only put the match down to magic and a central character with a destiny (although I'd liken the content, not style, more to a David Eddings than a J.K Rowling).
Queen of My World
Psychological horror with a side of monster at the end - ol' Isaac. eh! It is a very clipped, brief style.
All In The Mind
Hit #3 for J.K., and this one is sci-fi, telepathy and robots, so I can't work out what the match would be with the content.
A New Path
Well, this is a sequel to The End of The Journey, so it should have been Dan Brown if I was being consistent with my style, so, woe is me, I'm an inconsistent author!
So, according to the 'I Write Like' analyser, I'm a Rowlingesque Doctorow with a side order of Joycian Clarke and a Gaiman-like Kingly vision and just a touch of Asimovian Atwood-Chandler-Gibson-Brown. Nothing like a having a split writing personality! ;P Somehow, I won't be taking this too seriously, but it was a fun waste of an hour.