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

Sample Question

What kind of thing do you write?

Popular genre fiction, best seller type material

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

Poetry, prose, memoir, anything that takes my fancy

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

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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!