Everyday people tell themselves stories in their heads. These stories are told in voices unique to them and with a particular cadence depending on the terrain their mind is wandering. Using a personalized style to create and express their dreams, ideas, and of course, stories, people try to present themselves using various mediums. Often people try to express themselves through writing.
Everyone from Shakespeare (NLP was used to investigate suspicions of the playwright’s collaboration with others) to the unabomber, Ted Kaczynski (whose brother turned him in after recognizing Ted’s writing style in the unabomber’s manifesto), have a unique linguistic style. However, although almost anyone can clearly read the difference in style between Hamlet and Industrial Society and Its Future, differentiating between two writers is usually a challenge for most people.
In literature, style is loosely defined as the way an author uses words. With such a vacant definition it is obviously difficult to measure a writer’s