Amalgamation

writingI took a quiz, one that will supposedly analyze my writing and tell me what famous writer my style is most similar to.  I don’t put a lot of stock in it because I did it three times and got three different writers, including Chuck Palahniuk, Dan Brown, and Cory Doctorow.

So, which writers do I especially want to write like?  Great question.

I want to have the lyrical quality of Jandy Nelson and Peter Beagle and Leif Enger.

I want characters like those created by Melina Marchetta.

I want to raise thought-provoking questions just like John Green.

I want catch-your-breath imagery like C.S. Lewis and Markus Zusak.

And I want to command the senses the way Erin Morgenstern does.

Your turn!

6 thoughts on “Amalgamation

  1. Oh, I don’t want to be a fiction writer. I fangirl over a few academic writers for the ability to avoid the dry, boring route of most research articles. But mostly I just wanted to say that I would TOTALLY read your Melina Marchetta/John Green/CS Lewis/Markus Zusak/Erin Morgenstern-inspired book. Great literary role models!

  2. I don’t mean to copy you, but I think my amalgamation would be identical, haha! I would also add Lynn Austin to my list–I want to write historical fiction that’s as seamless and real as hers.

  3. Ooh I want to write like all of these. And add J. K. Rowling into the mix as well, because I want to have characters who live and breathe (“every child in our world will know his name”) and incredibly brilliant plot lines that can span 7 books. (:

  4. Pingback: Spotlight on Melina Marchetta | Lights All Around

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