Today I tried this online analyzer “I write like”, twice. I don’t know how it works, but I got this weird match-up.
To tell you the truth, I had no idea who Cory Doctorow is before.
Nevertheless it sparked my curiosity, hence now I know he is a Canadian science fiction author whose books have got 4 stars in Amazon.
So I guess I’m supposed to call it a quadruple shock and a delight to my system!
But in fact I don’t and won’t!
To me this judgment seems wrong and unjustifiable, because the style of each and every one of us is different from one and other.
Last week I was a bit of a spoiled brat and used a handful of ‘assholes’ throughout the post because I thought it would give a triggering effect to it! But now I know not everyone agrees with me!
And sometime back one of my best friends pointed out to me that I should try to make my posts simpler. At that point I argued otherwise with her, but yet again it reminded me that William Faulkner once referred to Ernest Hemingway – one of the brilliant writers ever, as a “Writer who has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.”
All of us must be bold and man or I think I should say woman enough to make declarations and assertions of our own.
Likewise if someone finds Doctorow’s writing to be poignant and fantastic and mine self-indulgent and underwhelming, that’s perfectly natural and that’s how it should be.
So I won’t use this analyzer as an evaluator because I can say with affirmation, I write like no other!
But I’d rather use it as a gift that has bestowed upon me to explore the territory of a previously undiscovered author, because after all I’m student of the writing realm.