In my case, according to I Write Like, it’s Anne Rice. At least when I dumped in a huge swatch of the epic fantasy WIP. I freely admit, I’ve never read any of Anne Rice’s work. Guess I’m going to have to now.
Then I dropped in a bit of one of my Greylands pieces. In that genre, it appears I write like Stephen King. Bad, Kathi, I’ve not read any of his work either. Well, On Writing, which I’m still not all the way through. BUT, I have watched several movies made from Mr. King’s books so I’m more familiar with his work than that of Anne Rice.
Finally, I popped in a darker piece of the unnamed urban fantasy WIP. For that, I write like William Gibson. To be honest. . . had too google him. Had absolutely no idea who he is or what he’s written.
So, to answer the first question; no, I don’t have sooo much time on my hands that I just flitter around the www until I find stuff like this. I actually stumbled upon it via Twitter and the illustrious T. James. I have no idea how they decide who you write like, but it looks like I’m in fairly good company.
Wonder if I can put this in my query letter?