Quiz: Am I A Writer?

Read on and see if you've got what it takes to be a writer today.

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Question 8: Is it better to… 

a. be plotting a book?


b. be writing a book?

c. be revising a book?

d. have written a book?

*Give yourself 11 points each for answering A, B, or C.

*Give yourself 543 points if you choose D but only as a vehicle to help secure the next book contract (instead of just being something to brag about).

Question 9: Which of the following have you heard from someone asking you to write for free?

a. “It’ll be great for your resume!”

b. “If this goes well, I’ll pay you for my next project. I’ve got tons!”

c. “But you LOVE to write!”

d. “But we’re friends!”

e. “But my project is the next The Hobbit/The Da Vinci Code/Eat Pray Love/The Hunger Games!”


*Give yourself 3 points for each answer you’ve heard.

Question 10: Best literary insult ever?

a. “All morons hate it when you call them a moron.” (The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger)

b. “She is nuttier than squirrel poo.” (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling)

c. “The man is as useless as nipples on a breastplate.” (A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin)

d. “You are the last man in the world I could ever be prevailed upon to marry.” (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen)

e.“If your brains were dynamite there wouldn’t be enough to blow your hat off.” (Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut)

f. “I don’t know half of you as well as I should; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” (The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien)


* Just take 755 points on us.