There is a website making the rounds on the Internet that claims to take a sample of your writing and tell you what famous author’s writing matches your own writing style.
I dropped in a recent post and it told me I write like Chuck Pahluniak. See?
I dropped in a portion of William Faulkner’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech and it returned a finding that the writing matched James Joyce. Entering a passage from Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man proves that Joyce is, in fact, himself.
Faulkner and Joyce shared the “stream of consciousness” style, but can’t they let Faulkner stand on his own?
I don’t think I write like Chuck. I think I write like me.