What Famous Writer Are You?

10 Questions
What Famous Writer Are You?

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.

Sample Question

Which word best describes you as a writer?

Realist.

Romanticist.

Humorist.

Surrealist.

Activist.

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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.