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Who do you write like?

Discussion in 'Fanfic Discussion' started by sonder, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. Zel

    Zel Professor

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    Well, depending on the excerpts I chose, I got Stephen King, Agatha Christie and Anne Rice.

    My writing can be quite schizophrenic, from the looks of it.
     
  2. Otters

    Otters Second Year ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Chapter One of Salt-Breaker got me Agatha Christie.

    Boo.
     
  3. Microwave

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    Tried a couple times and got Agatha Christie each time.
     
  4. wordhammer

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    It might make sense to try and interpret what makes something more like one author or another. Agatha Christie was known for being plot-driven, painting characters in broad strokes and using wordplay to sum up a scene.

    This part is ripped from a Quora discussion of her style:

     
  5. Agayek

    Agayek The Cursed Child DLP Supporter

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    I write like Agatha Christie, apparently.
     
  6. Niez

    Niez DA Member

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    If you upload the opening paragraph of Philosopher's Stone you get Charles Dickens.

    I'm starting to think this website might not be legit.
     
  7. Arthellion

    Arthellion Lord of the Banned DLP Supporter

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    Uploaded Tom Riddle chapter. Got JK Rowling.

    Uploaded my papers. James Joyce every time.
     
  8. Selethe

    Selethe normalphobe

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    One 500-word bit gave me Ernest Hemingway, another gave me Chuck Palahniuk. A third said David Foster Wallace.
     
  9. Peteks

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    Threw in couple pages of one of my original drafts and got J.R.R. Tolkien:
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    Not really what I would expect, but I'll take this over getting something like Dan Brown :D
     
  10. Blorcyn

    Blorcyn Minister of Magic DLP Supporter DLP Silver Supporter

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    Good stuff, thanks for the blurb. I've not heard of this J R Tolkien, though I've heard of Lewis, which is reassuring. Would you recommend him, if you've read this 'The Hobbit' trilogy, or whatever?
     
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  11. TRH

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    I played around with this using a chapter of an alternate history story I work on from time to time. The first few paragraphs gave me H.P. Lovecraft. A selection of middle paragraphs gave me Mario Puzo, and a few paragraphs later than that were giving me Daniel Defoe. The entire chapter together gave me Agatha Christie.

    Yeah, I think this thing needs some work.
     
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