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What, no Steinbeck?
I used a sample of my very latest writing I have been working on over the last few months, and I got...

I write like
Stephen King

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

I guess I can see that; I do sometimes emulate King's conversational and (hopefully) non-pretentious style. But I would have preferred it if Steinbeck or John Irving had come up.

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So your writing contains detailed descriptions of the characters' suffering and gratuitous swearing? :P

Gratuitous swearing, yes. But I try my best not to make my characters suffer too much...that I leave to my readers. o(:o)

Apparently I write like Dan Brown... Not quite sure how to take that. ^.^;; Other than to perhaps write a few pointing statues into my story.

Well, I was shooting for Lovecraft... I guess I need to include some more blatant species-ism. ^.^ Something about those mangy breeds not suitable to be included in polite canid society.

Hee. I was shooting at Lovecraft when I coined the name Cashew Lou. o(:o)

*blink blink* I don't know how I missed that, Cashew.

Hee! In almost thirteen years, only a very small handful of people have gotten the reference. o(:o)

Apparently some of my writing is akin to Rudyard Kipling. How intriguing. Then, analyzing a larger section of the same piece gets me Vladimir Nabokov. *chuckles* Not so sure about that. And one of my quite rude stroke-fiction pieces gets me James Joyce.

They are going to get quite an eyeful from me if they read what is submitted for analysis. }:>

Your post inspired me to do a little experimenting. I had submitted a section of my non-furry novel in progress when I got Stephen King as my result.

But when I submitted several of my furry stories for analysis I got either Chuck Palahniuk (who I had to look up--best known for Fight Club, I guess) or--get this--Jack London. The latter would certainly make sense, since I mention wolves so often! o(:o)

I think it's random, really. I don't see how it would derive "lovecraft" from a piece of simple, non-adjective-heavy prose. Seriously, Lovecraft is dense and purple, like Barney filled with concrete.

Agreed! My sister the English teacher would describe Lovecraft and other similar writers thusly: Reading him is the literary equivalent of trying to wade hip-deep through thick mud.

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