but I'm confused in the sense that I dont know what to type of 'style' you guys are looking for, I mean the pattern you'd follow in writing a school essay isn't the same for an internet article nor for a fanfiction
An essay won't show your unique voice as much as a creative piece, but it does show me other things, such as your grammar skills and verbosity. That's really what I'm looking for in a sample. I'd love to see more creative writing, but I'm not picky when asking for samples.
Not my dads.