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Go to I write like, paste in a sample of your writing and let us know!

You also get a badge (icon) you can place in your blog or website if you’re into that sort of thing.

I pasted in the articles in the ‘more articles’ links at the end of this post. Here’s what writer’s works it considers them most similar to:

  1. Douglas Adams
  2. Margaret Atwood
  3. Isaac Asimov
  4. Chuck Palahniuk
  5. Stephen King
  6. Dan Brown

I’m all over the place!

Ah, well… (Maybe I could say I have a gift of writing in many styles? Nah. Somehow I don’t think anyone is going to buy that one!)

The analytical – scientist – part of me wonders if it’s affected by the subject matter to some extent. GMOs: Margaret Atwood; mental rotation: Douglas Adams; notebooks: Dan Brown…

Maybe this works better for fiction? After all I’m comparing non-fiction with fiction.

Either way, it’s fun to try.

So, what famous writer do you write like?

Bonus quiz

A similar thing is the quiz to test what kind of science writer you would be that GrrlScientist put up earlier this year.


Other articles on Code for life:

  1. Book sales, frumpy readers, and mental rotation of book titles
  2. GMOs and the plants we eat: neither are ’natural’
  3. The inheritance of face recognition (should you blame your parents if you can’t recognise faces?)
  4. Monkey business, or is my uncle also my Dad?
  5. I remember because my DNA was methylated
  6. What is your relationship with your research notebook?