For What It's Worth, I Write Like…

I don’t take much stock in sites like I Write Like where they analyze your writing and match it up with some other famous writer, but it’s fun to see what they come up with. I finished a zombie short story a couple of weeks ago and ran the first page through, and this is what it told me:

I write like
Cory Doctorow

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Just for kicks, I took a passage in the middle and ran it through, then the last couple of pages and ran them through, and both times it told me:

I write like
Neil Gaiman

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Hmm. Can’t really complain with either of those. The only real takeaway is the writer of the program appears to think I write like a modern fantasist. Of course, when I first found this a while ago, I ran a short passage from The Pack: Winter Kill through it, and it said I write like Rudyard Kipling.

Figure that one out.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.


  1. I ran a review of The Walking Dead through that site today and it said I wrote like Doctorow as well. I would love to see the logarithms they use to match up keywords.

  2. Karen McKillip says:

    Just for fun, did you submit the passage from “The Pack: Winter Kill” that included that ,uhm, one scene? Just curious.

  3. Noah L says:

    I got that David Foster Wallace guy with four different chapters of my zombie story, so I guess at least I’m consistent?

    A chapter from a fantasy story I started a long while ago came back as Stephen King, though >:)