The website, I Write Like, is wonderful, funny, and inventive (and I’m not inquiring into their algorithms, etc. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow, even if they all lead to Corey Doctorow). Give it a spin.
For many of my sample paragraphs I feed to it, I’m also told (as a couple of the 3 Geeks folks were) that “I write like” Cory Doctorow (including this blog post!) with a few paragraphs coming up “like” David Foster Wallace. If that’s not worth a laugh (and a pang for DFW), I’m not sure what is, but if you have to choose your writer-company, it certainly pleases me muchly – such august company – even if it’s all a fantasy.
Thank you (I think) to 3 Geeks and a Law, August 23, 2010, for their hot tip blog post: I Write Like Jonathan Swift – Who Do You Write Like??