If you were able to take last week’s quiz, it’s time to see your results! And if you haven’t taken the quiz yet, you can do so now by clicking on this link.
Were you right about what type of writer you think you are? Did you learn something new about yourself and how you approach your writing? There is a possibility that you could have prominent traits of more than one type of writer. Check out the results below and let us know what you discovered in the comments below.
If you answered mostly A’s, your most likely a:
Logical and Research-Driven Writer
If most of your answers were A’s, then you are a writer who likes to really think through your topics and do your research before you begin writing a draft. If you’re writing a report, you’ll make sure to have all the data and information you need before you write a single sentence. And if you’re writing a piece of fiction, you work tirelessly to sketch detailed outlines, work out any kinks in your plotlines, and flesh out complex characters with intricate backstories. You’re always taking detailed notes as you write, appreciate writing solo, and don’t usually work on more than one draft at a time. You are essentially a research nerd who loves to be intellectually stimulated and who wholeheartedly appreciates conventional grammar rules and writing techniques that have been proven to work for centuries.
If you answered mostly B’s, you’re most likely an:
You don’t honestly care how you get your writing work done, as long as you have fun while you’re doing it or are able to ensure others have fun or are entertained reading something that you’ve written. Sometimes you can get easily distracted while you’re working on something, but you’re not afraid to start pounding out a draft in the middle of your aunt’s living room during Thanksgiving dinner if that’s when inspiration strikes. Even if you’re writing employee manuals about mechanical equipment, you’ll make sure they’re entertaining and that you keep your readers’ interest until the very last word. You’re not afraid to embellish your writing with slang and everyday phrases—in fact, you like doing it. You probably go to a lot of movies, concerts, or shows in your spare time. And you’re up to date on the newest pop culture phenomena, memes, and LOLs and OMGs (even if it’s just to good-naturedly mock them).
If you answered mostly C’s, you’re most likely an:
Whether you’re currently creating the next best self-help book or are trying to reveal the true meaning of life in something you’re writing, you must be inspired by everything you read and write and everything and everyone you encounter in life. Even seemingly dull research papers you’ve written must uncover some factoid or information that’s imperative and valuable to human progress, the progress of your industry or workplace, or human understanding in some way. You often like to think of yourself as a non-conformist. You don’t care about writing rules because you like to be a part of inventing them, but you have no problem following them either if it helps your writing reveal what it needs to reveal. You enjoy doing things like spending a lot of time outdoors or on patios. And you like trying out new restaurants and contemporary art exhibits whenever they’re in town. You may even have scenic paintings on your walls or computer screensavers, photos of places you’ve traveled to recently on your desk, or bright-colored trinkets or images in your workspace.
If you answered mostly D’s, you’re most likely a:
You get your best ideas and work done after you’ve been to a book club meeting or a work meeting, or after you’ve been to a writing workshop. Even if you’re not always extroverted, you really thrive as a writer when you hear or see someone else’s take on your work, even if you don’t always agree with what they have to say. You typically find yourself writing multiple drafts at a fast pace, and always have a lot of things in the fire or that you’re fleshing out at any given time. You don’t mind reading something that isn’t nice and tidy or that has an ambiguous ending or cliff-hanger. You appreciate having multiple editors and proofreaders on a project, as it’s the best way to ensure it will resonate with your readers, that it’s inclusive, and that it’s the best it can possibly be. You are typically interacting with others on an ongoing basis, even if it’s mostly in online forums or chat groups. And you really can’t stand reading anything that is overtly biased or one-sided. Ultimately, you like to look at your writing as a tool for open communication and strive for it to inspire open dialog.