I should have known. I should have resisted temptation.
But when I came across a website that promised to analyse writing and compare it to the work of the greats well, I just had to have a go. It was easy: paste and click.
I've been working on my second novel all summer. I averaged eight hours a day when I was on retreat in Suffolk and took it on holiday, getting up at 7 am to get in a few hours before the real day began. I've lived it, I breathed it and I've nearly finished the third - but not necessarily final - draft.
I pasted in the first few paragraphs. It's a stark, gritty opening describing the story's central event that touches and torments the lives of three families.
Paste. click. The answer popped up.
Serves me right. But I couldn't leave it there...I hate The Da Vinci Code with a passion.
I pasted in the next three paragraphs. This is where the story gets moving at a wedding in a small Irish town.
Brown and Wilde...it's gotta to be a winner, hasn't it?If you are tempted to have a go, click on the tile of this post. I'd love to hear how you get on.