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Writers: Which Reindeer Are You?

reindeerIt’s that time of year…

So take a break from the holiday stresses (writing, making merry, and wrapping presents all at the same time).

Find out which reindeer you are in Santa’s herd!

Dasher:
Favorite genre: Blogging. The seat-of-the-pants writer. Loves to break the news. Pushes “publish,” asks questions later.

Dancer:
Favorite genre: Poetry. Gets carried away by the music of words. Gushes and revels. Adores rhyme. Regularly seen wearing lavender and smelling of patchouli.

Prancer:
Favorite genre: Literary fiction. Straitlaced and scholarly, believes in hiding technique. Loves ascots and tweed. Doesn’t want to be confused with the likes of Dancer.

Vixen:
Favorite genre: Anything with vampires. Not averse to lengthy love scenes and cover art with shadowy, long-haired men.

Comet:
Favorite genre: Flash fiction. Burns fast and bright, but a little distant and elusive. A regular at open mike night.

Cupid:
Favorite genre: Old-school Mills and Boon romances. Loves billionaire playboy sheiks who are reformed by virginal nurses. Stories for all time.

Donner:
Favorite genre: Horror. The plagiarist. Cannibalizes other writers’ works. Owns trench coats in three different shades of black.

Blitzen:
Favorite genre: Thrillers. A jaded chain-smoker. Pounds on plot points with shock-and-awe relentlessness, but secretly pines for “the one who got away.”

Rudolph:
Favorite genre: Inspirational biography. The underdog who never gives up despite the odds, then goes on to get rhinoplasty and date a supermodel after he makes his millions.

Writer QuestionsQUESTION: Which reindeer are you?

 

34 Responses to Writers: Which Reindeer Are You?

  1. I’d be Dancer, minus the lavender and patchouli. (And I only love internal rhyme!) But I do so get “carried away by the music of words.” I’ve also definitely been known to gush and revel. Plus, mix in a little of Rudolph for good measure. I’m all for inspirational biography, minus the money, rhinoplasty, and supermodel girlfriend.

  2. Definately Rudolph! I love writing memoir and my story is almost as sad as Rudolph’s, minus the rhinoplasty.:)

  3. Definitely a Prancer, but dare I say far less pretentious than that description would make me sound! I couldn’t write poetry with a gun to my head.I don’t have the command of language to be that succinct. Give me fiction all the way!

  4. Dancer at last–complete with lavender and patchouli! I was too much of a Prancer in my teens and 20′s–making up for it now in my later years. I agree with Natalia, though, and prefer internal rhyme.

  5. I’m a 3/5 Rudolph with 2/5 Comet mix; minus the fiction, rhinoplasty and dating the millionaire. I’ve overcome my fear of speaking along time ago via sheer determination and I grew up cheering for the underdog, despite the way my family about it. I have found that the truth can be just as wild a ride as fiction any day, if given the opportunity to speak.

  6. If I have to be one of your holiday reindeer, it is definitely DASHER. Blogging is fun especially when it evokes an immediate response from readers.

    Whichever reindeer you are, happy writing, have fun, and enjoy the holidays. ~Pam

  7. Yes! I have an identity – I’m Dasher!
    Blogging is a great way to express everything I really want to say, while writing newsworthy ‘stuff’ brings a paycheck. It’s the best of both worlds!

  8. Alas, I do not fit any category as I write Science Fiction. Words flow when I am on another world or if I mix the genre with Earth’s history. You may have spoken to an Earth-alien being and never known it.

  9. Hmm oh deer. I guess I have a little of all of them. I write a little bit of this & a little bit of that. I am a multiple personality deer aren’t I? ;)

  10. Prancer and Blizten (but I don’t plagiarize ever), intentionally.I always aim for new ideas. I just think like others sometimes. I love non fiction; romances, horror, anything with at least a little suspense (romances have tons of suspense -even my own).

  11. Mari, Science fiction…maybe you’re ALL the reindeer…since flying reindeer in general seem pretty science fiction-y! :-)

  12. I am Dancer, but with a major crush on Blitzen.

    These descriptions apply to me – I think – as both a writer and a reader! Thanks for the fun distraction.

  13. Prancer! I’ve been working hard lately not to show off technique but disguise it. As a creative nonfiction writer it’s taken me a long time to want to do this, comfortable as I was with demonstrating all the ‘good learnin” gleaned in grad school. In truth, though, finding a means of including internal poetry occasionally turns me into Dancer.

    Suzanne Hills’ comment is funny: ‘I’m a 3/5 Rudolph with 2/5 Comet mix’

    Cheers! Feliz Navidad Y Prospero Ano Nuevo
    Nichole L. Reber

  14. I like to think I’m Rudolph. Don’t get me wrong, I am the underdog who never gives up despite the odds. I hope to get the rewards at some point too though. Happy Holidays Everyone! :D

  15. i am a 19 yr. writing and a 7 yr. reciting dancer who loves vocab., words, language and diversity of poetic flows.

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