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Who do your written words say you are?

Relief for my tortured writing soul has been found thanks to a quick quiz. The quiz was sent in the News You Can Use from the Steve Laube Agency. 

The quiz is called, I Write Like
Even if you aren't a writer it could be a bit of fun and distraction for you as well. It's easy to take the quiz, you copy and paste a sample of your writing in the square, and then press the analyze button.

I posted in a few paragraphs from A Bride's Dilemma In Friendship, Tennessee --my book that is coming out next May. I took several sample from different places and discovered my writing style is like Margret Mitchell and Steven King. 

Then I tried a few blog posts and now I write like J.D. Salinger. 

I tried sections from We're Not Blended-We're Pureed--still Steven King.

 Just for fun I put in this blog post and it came up as Cory Doctorow--a science fiction author!

So what did I learn from this?


I'm a confused writer?


I'm multi-facetted?

I have many personalities?

Maybe all of those things. 

Will I ever use this tool again? Yes! I'm thinking it would be helpful to check on my individual characters--they shouldn't all sound the same. Which is why A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee has the style of both Margaret Mitchell and Steven King.

So are you going to play along? See who you write like? Please take the quiz, come back and let me know who you write like.  

Photos are from Freedigitalphotos.net
posted by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer


  1. For my latest WIP, a prairie romance, it says I write like Steven King. I write like Kurt Vonnegut in my WWII novel which is under review by several publishers. On my blog, it says I write like Chuck Palahniuk. Yes, I think it says we're versatile!

  2. Great idea of using it to test your character voices, Diana.

    I also did this the other day after reading Steve's blog. The section I submitted compared to Isaac Asimov. Not sure what that means, except I don't get around to too many flowery details, I guess. I haven't tried others, yet.

  3. Lia, see that's the thing prairie romance and Steven King don't quite sound the same. It must be on sentence and dialogue structure.

    I like that idea too of using it on my characters just to make sure they are sounding different. And for flowery details--I'm just starting to get the hang of using more descriptive prose.

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