A hesitater is someone who has one foot on the gas and the other on the break. You are a learner. You are a perfectionist. You want to get everything just right, and that keeps you from getting started. You struggle to get started with a new project, but are an excellent student and open to new ideas. No one is just a Hesitater. When you take your foot off the break, you’ll slip into one of the other archetypes, even though you will always be a Hesitater, too.Take a look at your secondary archetype for more insight into your writing style.If you're a Hesitater, know that you're always going to have to combat your natural tendency to find reasons not to write. Your perfectionism will get in the way. You need a system to help you get over the hump between not-writing and writing. Tiny goals and a writing accountability partner - another writer who will hold you to your goals - are a good start.Click the button below to get the support you need to actually get your work out into the world.
A Skipper is a writer whose happy place is having an assignment. Skippers often are journalists or work for publications. You might struggle with coming up with ideas for what to write, when you don't have an assignment.You are usually very good with discipline and finishing what you start, as long as you have a solid deadline. It’s difficult for you to find motivation, if you’re not clear on how you’ll be paid for your work. If you're a Skipper, then you can stop feeling guilty for not wanting to do work that you're not paid for. Lean into your business skills and build a writing career that pays the bills. You need a system to help you find those jobs and treat your work like the business that it is. Self-imposed deadlines will help.Click the link below to learn how to make a living with your writing.
A Spiller is a confessional writer. As an inward-facing writers, you excel at storytelling. Your writing often is very cathartic and healing - for you and your reader. You tend to niche easily, writing deeply on the same handful of topics. You sometimes struggle with remembering to invite your readers into your work. You are exceptionally good at being authentic and vulnerable.If you're a Spiller, then you can stop trying to write listicles and how-to posts. They aren't your thing. Your authenticity is your shining light. You need a system for remembering to invite your reader into your work. Start by creating an avatar for your ideal reader - an invented reader who you're writing for.Click the link below to learn how to turn your incredible storytelling skills into a writing career.
A Teacher is a writer who, not surprisingly, writes to teach. You are inundated by ideas - your own and other people's. You are an outward-facing writer who would most likely not do your work if you didn't have readers. You are great with starts, but struggle to finish.If you're a Teacher, then you can stop trying to write highly personal essays that don't feel natural to you. That's not your strong suit. You are an idea person and sharing those ideas is where you blossom as a writer. You need a system for capturing those ideas and sticking with one long enough to finish it. Try keeping an idea notebook and rewarding yourself for finishing one project by allowing yourself to explore another.Click the link below to learn how to grow your audience so you can make a career out of sharing your ideas.
Artists are writers who have a top-level goal of creating beautiful work. Nothing matters more to you.You tend to have a single idea at a time and work on it with single-mindedness until it's complete. You tend to be good with having a smaller number of readers, as long as those readers appreciate your art. You struggle with writer's block more often than other writers, but are absolutely dedicated to learning your craft.If you're an Artist, then you can stop feeling like you have to be anything else. You have goals that go beyond how many copies you sell or readers you have. You are really good at sticking with an interesting idea until it's finished, with such single-mindedness that it can seem like you'll never have another one again. You need a system for combating writer's block. Start with a teeny, tiny goal. Write for ten minutes a day, even when your muse isn't cooperating.Click the link below to join an incredible community and get the suppor you need while you learn your craft.