I found an interesting link on Dr. Stravagante's Traveling Book Circus blog today, it is called I Write Like. You cut and paste your writing into their link and it tells you who you write like. It's really fun. I cut and paste the first chapter of my middle school fantasy, The Prophesy of Ilverzah, in and got:
Hmmm. I wondered what would happen with a different chapter, so I picked a random one from the middle and got:
Then I decided to try a third and got James Joyce again. Then I tried it with a chapter from near the end and got James Joyce again. Interesting - I think I'm getting the message here. Not sure about this for the middle school fantasy audience. I'll have to think on this. I'm addicted now, so tried a different chapter:
This might me more suitable to the middle school audience! At least I seem to be in some good company. If you try it, let me know by leaving a comment, I would love to hear other people's results.