Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Writers test!!

Here's a fun test I used with permission. Enjoy!
You know you're a writer when...                                   

1You see someone on TV who you think looks just like one of your characters.                                                                           
2 You read a book and are certain that writer ripped you off somehow.

3 You think of your characters as your friends.

4 You reenact a scene from your story and do the dialogue for all the characters.

5 You watch a movie with your friends and you can't stop saying, "I'm totally using that line in my book."

6 Your mood depends on what's going on in your book.

7 You'd rather write than watch TV.

8You cry while you write a sad scene in your story.

9 You get mad when someone says they think you should make your favorite character die.

10 You get so excited when you're assigned a two week research paper.

11 You dream about your story/stories.

12 You dream about your bad guy character trying to kill you.

13 The kids of your mom's friend go home and ask their mom to rent the movie you were telling them about, when in reality you were just telling them a story.

14 You do hands-on research to figure out how it would feel to be your character in whatever situation you're researching.

15 You model your child character after the kid you babysit.

16 You get mad when your character makes the wrong decision.

17 You can't stand the naughty kids in the books you read, but you love writing those kids to torment your characters.

18 You play your stories.

19You wish you could live in the imaginary world sometimes.

20 When people ask you what your favorite book character is you tell them the one from your own book.

21 You have actually emailed the FBI to ask them questions for your story.

22 You get really excited about research.

23 You borrow tons of books from the library to get inspiration or ideas for scenes in your stories.

24 You rewrite movies/books/TV shows to the way you like them.

25 You sometimes wonder if your characters are controlling the stories, not you. 

26 You own an outfit just like the one your character wears.

27 You write your own commercials for your stories.

28 You find that you can't remember what was from your stories and what was real when you're recalling life events.

29 You actually can't stand to let your favorite bad guy die and you bring him back again...and again and again and again formany sequels.

30 Your friends think you're talking about real people when you're actually talking about your characters.

Grade yourself!

1-5: You like to make up stories a lot but find that it's hard to actually finish something and often you find yourself having to push yourself to sit down and write.

5-10: You enjoy writing and do it in your spare time, though during school you don't usually find the inspiration to write and would rather be doing something else.

10-15: You love to write and try to do it as much as you can, though many times you take several week breaks. When Writer's Block hits you're really stuck.

15-20: You love to write and often start many, many stories that you can't possibly finish, thus frustrating yourself and never actually getting things done except those stories you really put a lot of effort into.

 20-25You really love writing and just can't get enough of it- you write something every single day and eighty percent of the time finish what you write, though you do have a lot of abandoned stories or just ideas that someday you may or may not write. You rarely get Writer's Block and have over ten stories finished.

25-29: You LOVE writing so much and are constantly typing up a new idea or story or something and can't stop creating new things. You finish most of what you write and then start something new, often tackling three part series in a matter of weeks. Your biggest problem is jumping from story to story to story, though you do finish most of what you write you often reread what you wrote a month before and then rewrite the whole story.

All 30: You're hooked. You think, breathe and live your stories. Often you have to take a break from writing so you don't mix reality with the imaginary, but your mind is always returning to that one scene or story you were going to write. You are constantly seeing people in stores that look like your characters and suspiciously considering that perhaps they escaped your book.

Comment in the comments and let me know what category you fall into. I took the test and I'm 20-25. :)


  1. That was rather fun, but I didn't score as high as you because many of those things I grew out of before I learned to love writing. :) But my best friends and I used to act stories that we made up all the time! :)

  2. Here are a few more. :)

    You know you're a writer when:
    1. When a scenery picture sparks your creativity and you have to write a story about it.
    2. When you tell yourself stories all the time about certain characters even if you never write them down.
    3. When you wake up in the morning remembering part of a dream and just have to add it to your story.
    4. When you have so many stories started or in your head waiting to come out that you spend 15 minutes trying to decide which story to work on. :)
    5. When writing is your favorite "chore."

  3. Hehe Rebekah, I like 3 and 4.
    I scored 15-20 :)

  4. Ha, ha Jesseca! This is funny. I just saw Andi's blog and then I came to your blog. I haven't taken the test yet but I'm guessing I'm a 20-25.
    I like your new background!

  5. Love the new background and the new font, both are beautiful Jesseca! :)
    I score a twenty-five to a twenty-nine, as I mentioned on my blog. :) How many other people have dreamed about their characters? I've had some of the craziest dreams...

    -Calamity Rene

    1. I have Calamity Rene!!!!!

    2. Hehe, it's so funny when that happens. :)