The Grand Masters
My award-winning e-book Chronicles of Mark Johnson is compared to the work of H.P. Lovecraft www.hplovecraft.com/. My ghost/ horror stories are compared to the writings of Sheridan Lefanu www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/aug/28/sheridan-le-fanu-two-centuries-birth-vampire-ghost-stories and Edgar Allan Poe www.eapoe.org/works/tales/blcatd.htm. Some of my Sci-Fi stories are compared to the stories by Ray Bradbury www.biography.com/people/ray-bradbury-9223240.
I don't try to copy any style, most of these writers I have not read. I hadn't heard of Lovecraft until his name came up in conversation.
For myself, I am honoured to be compared to these writer; I saw myself in the style of either Poe or Lefanu, but at that time I hadn't written a popular series of e-books alsdomain.weebly.com/forgestriker---the-hit-series.html.
My writing in general is compared to Hunter S. Thompson www.thompsonmurder.com/, this is another honourable accolade as he is the father of the Gonzo style of writing www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/may/20/gonzo-journalism-cities-tribes-ethnographer-hunter-s-thompson. This is fine by me, I see myself more as Kolchak www.darrenmcgavin.net/night_stalker1.htm than Tolstoy www.britannica.com/biography/Leo-Tolstoy. A good compromise would be to thought of as the same type of writer as another favourite of mine - Chekhov - the Russian master of the short story www.online-literature.com/anton_chekhov/.