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Hmmmm. I just gave them a third piece, and this time, the top name was PG Wodehouse, of all people. Now that makes little sense to me as Wodehouse was basically a humorist who satirized his times. The piece I submitted was On the High Plains, which is anything but a humorous piece.

Again, Steven Crane was high on the list. Maybe I should read something by him. I only know his most famous work.

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After warning me that the sample I submitted was 'too small' and the results of analysis could consequently be unreliable, the program decided that my style was a dead heat with Stephen Crane, Philip K. Dick, and Lucy Maud Montgomery. Stephen Crane occurs so regularly in these results that I am beginning to suspect his name is a paid promotion. I'm going to have to study the works of Ms. Montgomery--somehow she had previously escaped my attention. I am flattered at being mentioned alongside PKD.

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I submitted Chapter 1 of Dance of the Wicked Boys and my list begins with Jack London, Stephen Crane, and Willa Cather? Hmmm. The writer I seem to be most unlike is Lewis Carroll. Curiouser and Curiouser. Apparently, Awesome Dude attracts writers who are similar to Stephen Crane. Perhaps he was one of us.

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Or more likely Merkin's suggestion of a nefarious plot to promote Steven Crane's writing is at work here.

However, according too Wikipedia:

Stephen Crane (November 1, 1871 – June 5, 1900) was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer. Prolific throughout his short life, he wrote notable works in the Realist tradition as well as early examples of American Naturalism and Impressionism. He is recognized by modern critics as one of the most innovative writers of his generation.

So maybe here's some substance to the analyses. The authors here are certainly innovative, creative and deal with realism and naturalism, although we don't stop there. We also dabble in imaginative, what-if sort of stories and frequently fantasy. I think it would be very difficult to define us with a few short words.

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I tried, with the first section of a new story shortly to hit (I hope) a larger audience. Most like Bertrand Russell, it said, then Conan Doyle, then John Muir (had to look him up: 1838-1914, naturalist and environmental philosopher). Hmmm. Didn't think I had anything in common with Bertie Russell. Or any other philosopher, even environmental. Conan Doyle, yay!

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