An explanation: The Website says it's “a statistical analysis tool, which analyzes your word choice and writing style.” You plug in a writing sample, press the gray ANALYZE button and, voila, the program magically matches you to a famous writer.
Now I wouldn't bet my life on the accuracy of the program. But I'm not displeased it says I write like ... Stephen King. He uses lots of action verbs and so do I.
I'm delighted to be hooked up with one of my favorite authors.
So, in celebration, here are 13 of Stephen King's finest books, starting and ending with my absolute favorites.
- Black House. I like this best for the high "creep factor," and because it’s also written by Peter Straub, another must-read author. And it has lots of characters, settings and interactions that seem authentic to its Wisconsin setting. (And there’s plenty of weird stuff that, thankfully, living in Wisconsin I’ve never encountered.)
- The Dark Tower
- Different Seasons
- Bag of Bones
- Hearts in Atlantis
- The Green Mile
- Lisey’s Story
- Rose Madder
- Four Past Midnight
- Dolores Claiborne
- On Writing. This is my second favorite. In it, you’ll find all kinds of useful tips and personal reflections on what it means to be a writer.
I invite you to put a piece of your prose through the "I-Write-Like" analyzer and tell me who you’re linked with. I bet you'll be surprised!
Please visit on Thursday, August 19, when multi-talented and multi-published author, Terry Spear will be blogging about her new release, Seduced by the Wolf.