Whom do you write like?

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Re: Whom do you write like?

Post by angusbearn » July 31st, 2010, 7:56 am

Hasn't 'whom' become a pomposity? It gives me the crawlies. Maybe because I've never understood it. Subject. Object. Whatever... Whom agrees?

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Re: Whom do you write like?

Post by Krista G. » July 31st, 2010, 10:48 am

I plugged in two short excerpts from my WIP a few weeks ago. The results: J.K. Rowling on one, P.G. Wodehouse on the other. I'm pretty happy with being compared to those writers:) And apparently I need to start going by my initials...
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Re: Whom do you write like?

Post by daydreamin » August 2nd, 2010, 10:23 pm

When I put in an excerpt where one character is referred to as 'The Tiger' I got Rudyard Kipling

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Re: Whom do you write like?

Post by Aurelius » August 7th, 2010, 5:39 pm

Oh, this thing is funny. Apparently:

- in my blog my writing is like Cory Doctorow;

- in my seriously-toned WIP my writing is like Chuck Palahniuk;

- and in my more humorous WIP, where the character is supposed to be a little crazy and/or schizo, has the worst ADD in the history of ever, and curses a lot: my writing is like William Shakespeare.

The third one is what cracked me up.

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Re: Whom do you write like?

Post by Halcyon » August 7th, 2010, 7:28 pm

This is a very interesting site. For my first novel, a post-apocalyptic urban fantasy, it said overwhelmingly that I wrote like Chuck Palahniuk.

Then, for my second one, an urban fantasy sans apocalypse, suddenly I write like Stephen King.

I find that interesting because I have felt for awhile that the two novels are very different in tone and style, but I am at a loss as to why or how, exactly.

Hrmz. ~rubbing chin thoughtfully~

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Re: Whom do you write like?

Post by ninafromnorway » August 10th, 2010, 1:49 pm

Stephen King it says...
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

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Re: Whom do you write like?

Post by Mike Dickson » August 13th, 2010, 2:57 pm

Looks like I write like James Joyce. Hmmm.

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Re: Whom do you write like?

Post by Mike Dickson » August 13th, 2010, 2:59 pm

Did it again with my blog and it came up with William Gibson.

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Re: Whom do you write like?

Post by tanvi02 » August 19th, 2010, 6:16 am

well i dont know....and as if for now im a new writer i do not think i write like anybody but i have my own style that will develop with time...but i want to write like virgina woolf or like paulo coelho because i love their piece of work...that is simply amazing....

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