So, according to this website, I'm super-awesome like 3 different authors.
I dumped in parts of my rant post about SyFy into it to see what it would say. I started with a selection of 3 paragraphs from the first part, prior to the **Spoiler Alert**. This one was pretty awesome because I've always wanted to write a spy novel.
Second I dropped in 2 paragraphs from the last part (after the spoilers).
THIS really surprised me because I've read many of King's books, and I really didn't think my writing style was anything like his. Although, I am flattered by this website's calculators. Makes me feel good that a formula thinks my style reflects the master of sci-fi fantasy!!
Then I decided to be really daring and threw it the actual spoiler section. I was confused for about .000129 seconds before I realized who this was:
WTF? I mean, I like the stories he tells, and I did quite enjoy the writing in Angels and Demons. Not so much DaVinci Code. I felt the whole thing was just trying to up the anti on the earlier book. (NO movie only people. A&D came first, and DaVinci takes place a year later)
So, these may or may not be accurate, but its kinda cool to see who you write like, and weather you voluntarily or involuntarily mimic certain writers. Of these 3, I think that King was most influential on my intellect and my writing. I started reading him when I was 17, and have gobbled up quite a few of his works (Esp Dark Tower!). And since I haven't read 2 words of Flemming's work (Movies Only People, over here!), I can't say for certain, but if his writing is anything at all like Rex Stout or the first few Bond films....
Some day we'll see if my sci-fi stories come out sounding like Pratchett, Gibson, or Gaiman.
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