Notes from InUPress

Presented by Kenneth Shumaker

Issue 024

December 20, 2017.

 

Poll #3

Written by: Kenneth Shumaker

With InUPress through Virily.

“What type of writer are you?” 

I ask people this question a lot, especially when writers ask me for advice. You see, the advice you receive from some others may or may not apply to you, depending on the type of writer you are. Different types of writers work in different modes or styles. So, this advice that you receive maybe sound good advice for one author or writer, while it maybe horrible, useless, or even detrimental advice for another writer. You need to know what type of writer you are before working with writing tools and accepting advice. In the rawest most basic forms there are four forms of writers. We all are branches off from one of these in varying degrees. I haven’t met a single writer that is hardcore to one specific type – a deadlocked solid stereotype. There are stereotypes of each of these writers, which you can research them if you want to know more. I’m going to ask you which of the four you are, and give you a brief rundown on the type. You decide which field you play in most.

  1. First, we have the common Pantser: Are you someone who flies along by the seat of their pants? Someone who works with no plans? Do you work without plot outlines or guides? Do you have no set character moulds for your article? Do you write with no idea really what the story you’re writing is about or where it’s going? Maybe you don’t even know what genre you’re writing it in, to begin with, or how long you’re going to make the article. If this is you, you’re a Pantser. Are you a ‘Pantser?’
  2. Second, is the perennial planner. Are you the writer with the meticulous plot outline? The one with the full character bio profile files? All this before you write the chapter outline with which to build the skeleton of the piece you’re going to write. Do you set an exact target word count for the article, all before sitting down to write? If so you are a ‘planner.’ Are you a ‘planner?’
  3. The third type of a person is the hybrid. This is the person who writes a plot, setting the genre and a rough word count targeting in a general decade of the thousands that they’re aiming for. They might rough out a couple of the main character profiles. Then they wing the rest, flexing their creative juices as they write, adjusting their rough plans on the fly. Are you a writer who rearranges their character bios and location settings on a whim. But keeping meticulous notes, so they can keep facts correct. If you keep notes and rough plans but don’t have a dead set skeletal plan, I call you a ‘hybrid’ writer. Are you a ‘hybrid’ writer?
  4. The in fourth, and yes, there is a fourth, there is the ‘wannabe.’ We have the person who writes a few words here or there and tells people they’re a writer, but they never finish anything. They have notebooks of notes, or computer files of documents started. But they have no finished articles. Do you make plans – but only have plans to write, or has partial articles written? Saying these words to others, ‘I’m a writer,’ or ‘I’m an author.’ If so, then I say you’re a ‘wannabe.’ Are you a ‘wannabe?’

This rounds out the basic four types of writer I’ve encountered in my journey with my writing and publishing experiences, and with the connections that I’ve made networking. Experience has taught me that each type of writer has different unique requirements in time, tools and commitments, and each writer has varying degrees in their needs. No one specific set of advice works for all of them. Happy writing, to all of you.

This is my take on writers – I’d like to hear yours. So leave a comment here on your thoughts or experience as writers or with writers or authors. I’ll respond as quickly as possible to you.

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Tell us about what being a writer is to you.

May the words stay with you?

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Following a long break from writing, I recovered my passion for writing in 2009, returning to science fiction, sci-fi/fantasy, fantasy, and nonfiction as an author with Inevitable Unicorn Press (InUPress), turning away from the psychically and emotionally draining award-winning poetry of my past. I am now publishing the Owerton Challenge, co-authoring the Bard & Dragoman series, and writing other blogs and publications. I also have available a medieval fantasy novel, titled ‘Laret: Darkness of Souls’ – the first novel of my ‘Lost Souls’ series. I’m also writing several serial short story series. I have two businesses, my wife, two children, and six grandchildren keeping me busy.
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