What Type of Writer Are You?
Find out what type of writer you are by taking our quiz!
When you see your byline (name in print), it’s attached to…?
My best-selling novel that has brought joy to millions!
Hundreds of articles both online and off!
Byline isn’t important. As long as I’m writing, I’m happy.
I prefer seeing other people’s bylines; I don’t need one of my own.
1 / 6
What do you read most for writing inspiration?
Fiction; usually in my preferred genre.
Non-fiction; both books and articles related to my industry of interest.
Whatever I'm told to read.
I just like to read, period; not necessarily for writing inspiration.
2 / 6
Who do you wish would critique your writing?
JK Rowling. Her insight into fiction is invaluable.
Robert Bly. He’s the current king of copywriting and knows how to sell, sell, sell!
Whoever’s paying me – only the customer’s opinion matters.
I’d rather critique someone else’s writing than have my own writing looked at.
3 / 6
What is the purpose of your writing?
To evoke an emotion in my audience – to connect with them.
To promote myself while providing valuable information for my readers.
To make money.
I prefer reading, to be honest.
4 / 6
What's your pet peeve?
When my creativity just isn’t flowing. Or when the audience just doesn’t “get” what I’m trying to say.
When I’m on a tight deadline and I can’t think of what to write. Or when a source doesn’t call me back.
When I’m not paid what I’m worth. Or when I’m forced to write about something incredibly boring.
Grammatical errors. Or spelling errors.
5 / 6
What word describes you best? (Or do you feel the strongest connection to?)
6 / 6
You're Not A Writer!
It sounds like you’d make a great editor! Or, maybe you’d rather stick to being purely a reader. And that’s awesome – because without people who love to read, writing would be meaningless.
You're A Ghost Writer!
You have no preference between fiction or non-fiction, so long as you’re writing (and getting paid well to do so!). You’re great at what you do and you know it, even if no one else knows you by name.
You're An Informative Writer!
Non-fiction is your forte and you’re proud of it. Magazines, newspapers, and blogs are your weapons of choice.
You're A Creative Writer!
You work best in the realm of fiction. Whether you’re penning a novel, scribbling down a short story, or languishing over your latest poem; creativity flows through you full-force and cannot be stopped!