Over the past few weeks, I've written a few preliminary scenes or chapter sketches that may or may not end up in my NaNo novel. For fun, I decide to run what I had through a few online classifiers. Here's what I got.
I Write Like
Story intro: James Joyce
short passage about MC's past which includes shoplifting and vandalism: Chuck Palahniuk
Conclusion: my writing is muddled and full of swear words. Also, I Write Like is really addictive and ego-boosting.
Seriously, I don't think either of these is terribly far off. I tried writing the intro with a definite "voice" that bordered on free writing. And I actually like Chuck Palahniuk a lot and see myself aping his style every once in a while. I tried it with another short story I wrote a while back that dealt most with gender roles and male-female relationships and got Margaret Atwood.
My MC is indeed a girl.
Age Classifier (top three)
18-25: 19.9 %
She's nineteen. So close enough? Most of what I write falls in that funny gray area of being a little too sophisticated for YA. I don't know which part pegged me a senior citizen.
Classics (top three)
1. Frank Baum
2. Oscar Wilde
3. Mark Twain
I think Wilde is the modern fiction everyman here.