DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A WRITER?


If you've ever thought that maybe you could be a writer, then take this quiz to find out if you have the right stuff. Copy it to your word processor, check off your answers and send them to Bob Brooke.


Check off those that apply. The more you check off, the better your chances at publication. But be honest.
___ Ability to work with others
___ Appearance
___ Integrity
___ Love of writing
___ Professionalism
___ Quality of writing
___ Self-awareness
___ Self-motivation
___ Talent
___ Writing style
___ Vocabulary, grammar

ARE YOU A WRITER?
Take this quiz and find out.

1. Writers are:
a. imaginative
b. creative
c. manic-depressive

2. My idea of glamour is:
a. lots of money
b. lots of travel opportunities
c. throwing up on The Today Show

3. I'm most comfortable driving:
a. a Mercedes
b. an Oldsmobile
c. a 1990 Honda Civic

4. John Irving has a great:
a. book
b. bank account
c. body

5.  The most important part of a book is:
a. the plot
b. the jacket design
c. the size and type the author's name is printed in

6. On a film, the writer's name appears:
a. first
b. last
c. not at all

7. Good critiques are:
a. honest
b. compassionate
c. infrequent  

8. When looking for a publisher, the best is:
a. get lucky
b. go to jail and write Norman Mailer
c. have a relative in the business

9. To keep in touch with news of the writing business:
a. subscribe to periodicals
b. attend seminars
c. check new tax laws

10. I enjoy working:
a. with someone else
b. alone
c. in a group


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