What Kind Of Writer Are You?

10 Questions
Writer Quizzes & Trivia

Find out what kind of writer you are and how to make it work for you with the Chalk the Sun quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What kind of thing do you write?
    • A. 

      Popular genre fiction, best seller type material

    • B. 

      Literary attempts at unique topics - I don't want to be like anyone else

    • C. 

      Poetry, prose, memoir, anything that takes my fancy

    • D. 

      I'm not sure what type of thing to write - you have to think carefully about it

  • 2. 
    When do you write?
    • A. 

      First thing in the morning

    • B. 

      When I'm in the mood

    • C. 

      As much as I can until late at night

    • D. 

      Once I've finished all my day to day work if I'm not too tired

  • 3. 
    Where do you write?
    • A. 

      Anywhere - buses, coffee shops, parks

    • B. 

      Lying on the sofa, in a my garden, on the beach

    • C. 

      Somewhere quiet with a good view

    • D. 

      At my desk in my office

  • 4. 
    Do you enjoy editing your work?
    • A. 

      Yes I spend most of my energy re-editing

    • B. 

      I don't find my work needs much editing

    • C. 

      I don't have much to edit but when I do I like to take my time

    • D. 

      I prefer the writing, making a splurge

  • 5. 
    What is your first writing task each session?
    • A. 

      Re-reading everything I've written and tightening it up

    • B. 

      Making sure my desk is tidy and there's ink in the printer

    • C. 

      Checking The Bookseller and Amazon to see what's trending

    • D. 

      Starting something fun and fresh, maybe a new scene or dialogue

  • 6. 
    How do you feel at the end of a writing session?
    • A. 

      Dissatisfied but looking forward to the edit

    • B. 

      Very pleased but feel I should have down more

    • C. 

      Elated but angry with myself for not doing more

    • D. 

      Thinking of what else I can write tomorrow

  • 7. 
    Your  friend reads an extract and tells you it's really good - what do you think?
    • A. 

      My friend's an idiot

    • B. 

      My friend has great taste

    • C. 

      Damn! My friend will probably keep nagging me to finish it now

    • D. 

      My friend is really kind

  • 8. 
    A well-read friend reads an extract and makes few suggestions for improving it?
    • A. 

      My friend's an idiot

    • B. 

      My friend has some good ideas

    • C. 

      Damn! My friend will expect me to rewrite

    • D. 

      Maybe I should just write something else

  • 9. 
    What is your ambition, your wildest dream,  as a writer?
    • A. 

      To write a blockbuster and create a series, a franchise, merchandising

    • B. 

      To write a respected , life-changing cult classic

    • C. 

      To finish my book

    • D. 

      For someone to tell me they enjoyed my book

  • 10. 
    You have finally finished your book and an agent wants it  - how do you feel?
    • A. 

      Thrilled but now I have to write my biog and I have no idea what to write

    • B. 

      Depressed - I'll may not write anything as good next time

    • C. 

      Anxious - what if the agent rips me off or plagiarises it?

    • D. 

      Ecstatic - I'm actually going to make some money for doing something I enjoy!