Here’s an amusing diversion: “I Write Like” a ‘statistical analysis tool’ which you can drop any example of your, or someone else’s writing into, and it will then tell you which classic author your prose most resembles. Fortnights of fun.
Sticking some of my old stuff from Spike into it there is one “James Joyce”, one “George Orwell”, one “Mario Puzo”, two “David Foster Wallace” (who I’ve never read)….but about 80% come out as “H P Lovecraft”! Hmm, a certaint over-verbosity perhaps? Heavens forfend.
Perhaps we shouldn’t read too much into it. Excerpts from George Bernard Shaw also come out as “H P Lovecraft”, and the front page of tomorrow’s Manchester Evening News is “Charles Dickens”.