Tuesday, 4 September 2007

What kind of writer am I?

Thanks to an archived blog at John Baker's blog, I discover that I am this kind of writer:

You Should Be A Poet

You craft words well, in creative and unexpected ways.
And you have a great talent for evoking beautiful imagery...
Or describing the most intense heartbreak ever.
You're already naturally a poet, even if you've never written a poem.

Well, I like that ... even if I don't really believe in the quiz's rigorousness (not a very poetic word). And, despite my apparent talent for describing 'the most intense heartbreak ever' yesterday's new relationship with my writing began in a seriously promising fashion.

Today, my writing and I have had to part (without too much heartbreak because we know we will be reunited soon) because I am editing someone else's work, but I am full of hope for the longevity of our new relationship.

The sustainability test will come later, as it does in all relationships, but I'm confident, today, that that 'intense heartbreak' will only apply to my writing subject matter, not to the object of my writing affections.


heather (errantdreams) said...

My quiz result told me I should be a film writer, which I have a great deal of trouble imagining myself doing. :)

Angela Young said...

I know ... I'm not by any means a fully-fledged poet either. Although I like to think that some of my prose is poetic.

But it was the anticipation of what the quiz answer might tell me about the kind of writer I am, rather than what it actually told me that got me to do it in the first place. Could I have been expecting Shakespeare? Midsummer Night's Dream on ... .