The website is the brain child of Dmitry Chestnykh, a 27-year-old Russian software programmer. Using keywords from your writing sample, the program quickly analyzes your writing and matches it with the the name of the author your writing most closely resembles. Chestnykh admits the site’s accuracy is limited, since he has only had time to upload a few books by some 50 different authors, but plans to include more books and add a probability percentage for each result.
I used several different writing samples and found that my writing was like Chuck Palahniuk, David Foster Wallace and Margaret Atwood. So if you have a few minutes check it out maybe you’ll find that you write like Stephen King.
Writing on the Sidewalk