Monday, July 19, 2010

My Writing Life - Who Am I?

I jokingly call myself the eclectic writer because I write in a number of genres. I found a site a sort of who do you write like. This is what came back. Note, there are six different authors. Ann Rice, HP Lovecraft, Neil Gorman, JD Salinger, Dan Brown and Stephen King. Among these are mostly writers I don't read and one I've never heard of. Where does that leave me. I think as a writer I am myself and while the phrasing and word choice may imitate these other writers, I think my voice is many faceted. Perhaps that's why I'll never be a major player in the writing game. Does that matter? Not really. I like jumping around and doing the unexpected. What can one expect from someone who has Uranus, the planet of change sitting right on their Ascendant.

1 comment:

Terri said...

Roger Ebert (God, I love him!) Retweeted someone on Twitter who tested it out using real authors, such as Ernest Hemingway, Margaret Atwood, Nathaniel Hawthorne, etc. They came up as other authors, pretty much proving the site is fun, but a crock. The most hilarious is probably Hawthorne and Twain. Twain hated Hawthorne's writing.