What Famous Writer Are You?

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What Famous Writer Are You? - Quiz

Perhaps your writing style avoids comparison. Or so you think. Take this quiz to discover which famous author's style your style most closely resembles.


You May Get

William Shakespeare

Shakespeare is typically considered the English language's greatest wordsmith.  Thus, you probably are a highly skilled writer who never fails to wow his teachers or anyone else interested in your talent.  Aside from being highly creative, you are also highly empathetic and probably have very believable and interesting characters in your stories.  And, also like Shakespeare, your writing can also be humorous and entertaining.  All in all you are a well-rounded author who might make a decent amount of money someday for his work. 

Mark Twain

Always paying attention to the nuances of those around you, your writing is probably less focused on the abstract and more tuned in to what goes on in your everyday life.  You are probably a gifted storyteller who keeps nearly everyone entertained with your wit and observation skills.  Making money is not as important to you, as your greatest reward is simply the joy of others enjoying what you've written.

James Joyce

With you, the rules of grammar and plot are meant to be broken.  You get quickly bored with realism and traditional views in your writing and instead aim to wow your reading audience with the unusual and surreal.  Some people think your stories are a little weird, but you like it that way because you really are a rebel at heart.  You are also a highly intelligent person who enjoys looking up new and interesting words, as well as studying history and perhaps even psychology.  In the end, then, your brilliance as a writer displays itself best in the presentation, not in the conclusion, of your work. 

Ernest Hemingway

Perhaps one of your peculiar hobbies is listening to people talk to each other.  In any case, it is apparent in your writing that the nuances of dialogue are important to you.  Surroundings are also paid special attention to in your stories, thus showing that for you setting is just as important as plot.  And you do have good plots.  While you may or may not be of a particular faith, there is an underlying theme of good overcoming evil that gives your work special meaning to you.  You are a normally introverted person, but your stories are the best way for you to express your thoughts to the world. 

C.S. Lewis

Let's face it.  You have opinions, and you aren't afraid to put them on paper.  In ways you are a more aggressive writer because of this, but you also have a gentler side that expresses whatever you have to say in an entertaining, inviting way.  Your characters and plots are thus very engrossing and cement your reputation as a good fiction author.  However, you excel equally at non-fiction.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which word best describes you as a writer?
    • A. 

      Realist.

    • B. 

      Romanticist.

    • C. 

      Humorist.

    • D. 

      Surrealist.

    • E. 

      Activist.

  • 2. 
    When your teacher, friend, parent, etc., sees what you've written, they usually respond with:
    • A. 

      That was hilarious! And so true!

    • B. 

      I loved your characters and attention to detail.

    • C. 

      You have excellent grammar and story structure.

    • D. 

      Okay...a little different, but, if that's your thing, then okay.

    • E. 

      Wow, that really made me think. But it was still entertaining.

  • 3. 
    When you're not reading a novel, you're usually caught reading:
    • A. 

      An old journal.

    • B. 

      A book of famous speeches and quotes

    • C. 

      A collection of humor or entertaining folk tales.

    • D. 

      More novels, or an instructional work on how to become a better writer.

    • E. 

      The dictionary.

  • 4. 
    The average setting in your story:
    • A. 

      Your hometown or someplace similar.

    • B. 

      A faraway land or a location in the past.

    • C. 

      Whatever setting suits my characters best.

    • D. 

      Any setting because it's going to be a great story any way you look at it.

    • E. 

      Setting is not as important to me.

  • 5. 
    What is the typical ending to one of your stories?
    • A. 

      Anything can happen, but in any case the ending demonstrates some sort of philosophical/moral idea that I want to share with my audience.

    • B. 

      Something funny happens to one of the characters to teach him a lesson.

    • C. 

      Some heroic deed has been accomplished by story's end.

    • D. 

      I try to wrap things up with the plot and delve into the messages I want to send to my readers.

    • E. 

      Pretty enigmatic. Loose ends are my trademark.

  • 6. 
    What would fame mean to you?
    • A. 

      I could care less about being well-known. I just want to entertain those around me.

    • B. 

      It would be nice for my stories to inspire more people, but other than that, nothing.

    • C. 

      I want as many people as possible to hear my views.

    • D. 

      Fame is necessary because I know my writing will sell.

    • E. 

      I want fame so I can shake up the industry with my unconventionality.

  • 7. 
    What are words?
    • A. 

      The dictionary defines them as...

    • B. 

      They're what I use to humor people.

    • C. 

      They're what I can use to entertain and motivate my readers.

    • D. 

      The use of words is a useful tool in that it helps craft a good story.

    • E. 

      My way with words is more important than my story.

  • 8. 
    What do you think of the following sentence?  "riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of hay, brings us by commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs."
    • A. 

      WHAT! He didn't even capitalize the first letter and it looks like he just used half a sentence anyway!

    • B. 

      Too abstract. Sorry.

    • C. 

      I would change the sentence structure but the setting sounds pretty cool.

    • D. 

      I would change the sentence structure but you've got to admit he has a knack for describing things.

    • E. 

      Shoot. Why couldn't I have come up with that?

  • 9. 
    Would you ever write about yourself?
    • A. 

      Not directly, although I might create a character that's based on my dark side.

    • B. 

      Definitely. I would love to write about my family and friends, too.

    • C. 

      My characters are generally more interesting than I am, so not really.

    • D. 

      No, but I make some interesting characters based on people I know.

    • E. 

      Yes, because I'm a rebel and I want a character to represent that.

  • 10. 
    How spontaneous of a writer are you?
    • A. 

      One sitting is usually all it takes for me.

    • B. 

      It's pretty easy to get my ideas together, but writing the story takes time.

    • C. 

      First I make a general outline. Then I make a rough draft. Then over time I do some revisions and the finished product is always an excellent story.

    • D. 

      It depends on what day it is or what mood I'm in. I usually spend a lot of time on narrative and character creation.

    • E. 

      It may look very spontaneous, but actually it takes a very long time to complete all my research and writing.

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