The 11 Most Distinctive Types Of Writers

The 11 Most Distinctive Types Of Writers

Where do you fall on the spectrum?

Writers come in a wide variety, ranging from eccentric to secretive. These creators come from all around and want to show off their range of skills. Knowing which writer you are dealing with will help establish how to converse with them, whether it be feedback or motivation. Writers are an imaginatively wild bunch. Here are the most distinctive:

1. The writer who doesn't write.

You enjoy writing but call yourself a writer. However, you never "have enough time to write." We writers know writing is hard, and so some of us tend to put it off. If you are the writer who doesn't write, you are like the majority of us: getting distracted by the internet, television and movies, video games, or whatever your favorite form of procrastination is. Carry on, fellow procrastinators. There's always tomorrow (or the next day).

2. The ambitious writer.

You're the kind of writer who likes a challenge. NaNoWriMo is child's play to you. When you write, you aim for as many words and as many projects as possible. If you could be writing, you better believe that you will be writing. You're the type of writer who enjoys jumping headfirst into the rabbit-hole of your work-in-progresses. Keep it up, zealous writers, your discipline is an inspiration to us all.

3. The fanfiction addictions.

You are the writer who enjoys writing about the characters you love without any expectations. Fanfiction has become near and dear to many internet users' hearts, and creators of this literature have given their creativity with no expectation of being published. You are the type of writer who enjoys adding your own two-cents to your favorite characters. Write on, you creative content innovators.

4. The coffee shop writer.

You're the writer who needs to be seen in public without wanting to be disturbed in public. Maybe your apartment or local library has seen too much of you this week, or maybe you need a good cup of Joe while pounding away at that keyboard; either way, you are some of the most known writers there are. Stay true to yourselves, traditionalists. You are making your presence known while getting those words written.

5. Serial character murderers.

You are the merciless writers who enjoy having your own personal graveyard of characters you have created. It won't do any good to just have one character be killed off -- there has to be at least three. You gain sustenance from the tears of your readers and won't listen to anyone who tells you that you have gone too far. Slay on, ruthless writers.

5. The bucket-listers.

You are the writer who is fine only writing one book in their life, an item off your bucket list. You don't want the stress of editing for hours on end, or the hassle of thinking how to connect a series of novels together. No. You like it to stand alone and be a reflection of yourself. Type on, bucket-listers, because the world's your oyster.

7. The plot bunny breeders.

You enjoy collecting as many story ideas as possible without necessarily knowing how to connect them. When you walk down the street, hear a new tune, or stay up too late, a new idea will spring to you, and it is so innovative that you have to store it with its siblings before you can think of how to fit it into the story. Don't forget to write those ideas down, because plot bunnies have been known to vanish minutes after you spot them. Continue imagining, plot bunny breeders, you make the written world more interesting.

8. The self-proclaimed genius.

You are the writer who believes everything you write is perfect the first time you write it. Nothing about your ideas could be misconstrued because it's just as you imagined it. You are the writer who believes they know everything there is to know about writing, and other's need to take a chapter out of your book (not literally, though). Keep your word count as high as your confidence.

9. The writer whose characters are "real."

You will never convince these writers that their characters and worlds are fictional. You know those characters have told you their stories and you will be their voice for as long as needed. These characters are your muse and you love each and every one of them. Hold that muse close to you and write their story till they've no more story to offer.

10. Hush-hush writers.

You have a secret, and it's everything you are writing. Everything is password-protected and you triple check that no one is reading behind your should while you write. No one is allowed to know anything about your story for reasons only you know. Maybe your literary agent will be the first to see the manuscript in all its glory, or maybe you never want it to see the light of day. Follow your instincts, hush-hush writers, for as long as you are happy with what's on the page, it doesn't matter if anyone else knows about it.

11. My-way-or-the-highway writers.

Critique? Criticism? Constructive feedback? Those are some of the words you will hear. How dare someone insult what you have spent so much time on? It is perfect and they must be crazy for not seeing what you see in it. You are the mama bear of writers, and you don't enjoy when someone attacks your cubs. Keep that passion fueled.

Now that you've seen some of the wide diversity of writers, understanding them will be easier. Creating content can be taxing on a person, so make sure you know how to best walk into a conversation with your fellow artistic person.

If you are a writer, tag yourself with which one you are or let me know if you aren't on this list!

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50 Quotes from the Best Vines

If you're picturing the vines in your head, you're doing it right

In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" ""

31. "Sleep? I don't know about's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"

35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?

39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"

I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

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Do not fear the subtitle, embrace it

Why you shouldn't let a fear of "reading" while watching stop you from amazing shows or films...why you should embrace the subtitle.


I am a lover of all movies, encompassing drama, comedy, romance, action, adventure, etcetera, etcetera. Whether films have subtitles is of no consequence to me now, but it wasn't always like that. In my younger and more vulnerable years, I heavily feared and avoided the dreaded subtitles, pesky words that meant reading when all I wanted to do was mindlessly absorb whatever moving image was on the screen of choice in front of me. I consciously stayed away from foreign films where I would have to put subtitles on and read actual words instead of just being able to listen and absorb whatever the characters were saying. I would love to say that my eluding of foreign films went away with age and was replaced with an eclectic taste for all films subtitled with languages alien to my American ears. Alas, that would not be the truth.

In actuality, my venture into the world of foreign films was forced upon me by high school level French classes where the teachers thought all of us 15 year-olds would suddenly become half fluent in a language we spoke 40 minutes a day if we watched a movie in said language. Sadly, I did not become fluent in French thanks to those high school classes; they did, however, lay the groundwork for a foundation of appreciation for foreign films. And they erased my fear and avoidance of all movies subtitled, instead, the forced high school French films of my mid-teen years created an appreciation for subtitles.

Instead of avoiding movies where I had to read the dialogue at all costs I, cautiously at first, started watching movies where the language was not of my tongue. I started with French films considering I was taking the language, and have been for five years but somehow still do not know it very well, and was pleasantly surprised with how well I actually liked reading the subtitles. I know it sounds crazy, but I really did like it and I will tell you why. First, it immensely helps when the movie you are watching with subtitles is one that you actually picked out yourself with a plot that intrigues you. I think in high school when kids are forced to watch movies in a foreign language class they think it's the subtitles they hate when in actuality it is just the extremely boring or underwhelming plot of whatever "school appropriate" and approved movie the teacher lazily clicks play on. It is so much easier to lose yourself in the feelings of a film when you are the one who picks it, subtitles or no subtitles, and that's a fact.

Second, people's main problem with subtitles is that they have to "read" when all they want to do is mindlessly melt into the couch while numbly consuming the movie in front of them. Well, that is just not possible with subtitles...but, that's a good thing. For one, you literally can't go on your phone because then you will miss whatever is happening on screen due to the face that you actually have to be engaged to keep up with what is going on. And two, a certain feeling of achievement washes over you after finishing a film with subtitles (as silly as that sounds). For one, you feel that you not only just watched a movie but you were also reading at the same time. Ergo, that feeling of having actually read something replaces the feeling of guilt at having not left your house all day to watch television instead. Therefore, making watching a movie with subtitles a very "intellectual" activity.

Also, many people do not take into account the amount of American or English films that subtly use subtitles in the film. Most famously Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Basterds" which switches from French to German to English and back again (I would say Italian but I do not think Brad Pitt's southern accent twanged "Buongiorno" counts). In cases such as those, yes you are watching a movie primarily in English but isn't there something unnameable and special when those scenes in an international tongue come on. Maybe you realize it and maybe you don't but I bet you're hanging on the edge of your seat just a little bit more or paying attention just a little bit harder because the characters on screen are speaking in a way your brain cannot translate so your eyes have to do it for you.

So, the next time you are scrolling through Netflix or Amazon Prime or any form of movie streaming services you prefer do not knock films with subtitles out of the waters right away. Take a minute, maybe two or even three, to see if there are any foreign movies that tickle your fancy whether they be dramas, comedies, romance, or anything else. Engage with movies and characters that may seem far removed from your life because they speak a language different than your own, but really they are just like you. Or maybe they're not, and that's why you love them. But, you will never know if you never try and read while you watch. Do not fear the subtitle, embrace it.

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