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10 Types Of Writers

Which one are you?

10 Types Of Writers

There are millions of writers and authors out there. While they all get the work done and each may have his or her own style in writing, you can still see a trend in the types of writers that exist. I’ve come up with a list of the different types that exist.

Which one are you?

1. It’s About The Quality Not The Quantity

“Hey! I heard you’re writing a book. Where is it?” a friend asks.

This type of author will usually reply, “Um…yeah…still working on it.”

“But it’s been ten years!”

This type of author will take their time writing their book, and only after so long, they will actually publish it. But when they do, it’s incredible and one of the greatest reads.

2. Never-ending Ideas

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3. Procrastination Station

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You’ll never find this author ACTUALLY doing work for longer than two minutes…before they’re back to Facebook or “checking” their Tumblr. This leads to a 24 hour loop of considering working on your book…but then just not. Even though you absolutely love being an author you just get distracted so easily. Because it’s funner to scroll through your social media. Especially when you come across those posts of writers from those author groups you’re part of telling other writers to get to work. Ha.

4. Gotta Kill ‘Em All!

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This author is the Kira of the literary world. You kill every possible character you can while writing. Your aesthetic is the pain you give your characters.

Kill his parents? DONE.

Bullies? DONE.

No friends? DONE.

Depression? DONE.

Going crazy? DONE.


Then you sit back and cackle as you wait for the emails from heart-ripped readers.

I may or may not be this type of author…

(Forgive me.)

5. Fangirl

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Always in a daze, this author is usually daydreaming…about their own books. Rather than actually writing them, they sit around imagining all the possible things that could happen, drawing them, writing short stories with them, plotting random scenes in your head, basically to the point where you are your own book’s number one trash.

Yeah, this book’s going to take a while to get published…


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“Oh, by the way, I just PUBLISHED A BOOK.”

This author is one who absolutely loves surprises.

A little bit too much.

They say they’re an author…but then that’s pretty much it. No word of how it’s going, no updates, and then BING BANG BOOM, they have a book.

And, in most cases, it’s incredible.

7. The Walking Planner

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This author has everything planned out. From the smallest habit a character will have to the biggest thing, like a character's death. Their books are typically mind-blowingly complex and rarely have any flaws. All that planning really does pay off in the end.

8. Miracle Worker

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If you’re working on four books at the same time, while running a weekly blog, you’re a Miracle Worker. You can carry a lot of weight and you multi-task like a pro. You don't let anyone tell you you can't work on twenty projects at the same time and your work is almost always admiring.

9. The Cliffhanger

This author is begging for a death wish. You write a book full of excitement and trauma and near the end, you lead up to the real hype…and then just end it there.

*readers roar, throw books, and break down*

Who gave you the right?

(I’m sorry…but I’m also this type of writer.)

10. Descriptive Guru

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Oh. There’s a nice tree in the background of this important scene where my main character is about to die. Why don't I just…describe it…in two pages. I’m sure the readers will enjoy it.

No. No we won't.

This author will go pass the limit to make sure the reader can perfectly visualize…EVERYTHING. More than half of the words of their books are adjectives and because of this, their books end up being extremely long. This isn't as bad though as the author that doesn't describe at all, leaving the character in a wave of confusion.

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