A new website, I Write Like, analyzes a few paragraphs of your writing and tells you what pro author shares your prose.
Try it out yourself! Visitors can also cut & paste others' writing for analysis, which sometimes yields interesting results. For example:
Lady Gaga's lyrics to "Alejandro" = William Shakespeare.I ran comparisons on a few of my favorite blogs and they all came back the same:
Mel Gibson leaked phone calls = Margaret Atwood.
BlazingCatFur = David Foster Wallace.
PZ Myers' Pharyngula = David Foster Wallace
NY Times Blogs Freakonomics = David Foster Wallace
Hmmm, I wonder if there's some reason why bloggers I find interesting write like Mr. Wallace.