At the expense of sounding like a nay-sayer, I had a go at the newest trend to be going round the writing community and found it a little odd to say the least. At the website I WRITE LIKE ( http://iwl.me/ ) you are asked to submit a few pragraphs of your writing, which is then analysed and then you are told which famous writer you write like. Easy as that and a little fun.
I chose the opening segments of my latest Joe Hunter book and here's the results:
First few paragraphs: You write like STEPHEN KING
Next few paragraphs: You write like DAN BROWN
New few: You write like DAVID FOSTER WALLACE
Well, what does that say about me I wonder? Maybe one of these days I'll have another go and it'll say : You write like MATT HILTON