I 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.