Writers: Which Reindeer Are You?

by | Dec 19, 2011 | Humor For Writers, Writer's Relief | 40 comments

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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.

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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?

 

40 Comments

  1. Tellie

    Oh deer! (get it?)

    I’m a Dancer!

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  2. Natalia

    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.

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  3. JC

    Deer I say, I’m a Vixen? (See what I did there?)

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  4. Denise

    I would be Blitzen and Rudolph.

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  5. Michelle Gluch

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

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  6. Shanna Hatfield

    It looks like I’m a Cupid… deer, oh, deer!

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  7. Diana

    I’m definitely Rudolph 😉

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  8. Cygnet Brown

    If you’re looking for Cupid, count me in.I love spending time with Blitzen’s and Prancer’s sisters! Just call me a player!

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  9. Katie D

    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!

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  10. Linda

    I’m a Dasher-Comet-Prancer type. Split personality?

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  11. Lizabeth Smith

    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.

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  12. Suzanne Hill

    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.

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  13. Pam Beers

    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

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  14. pattiyan

    The nearest I am is a reindeer, but I’m not that sort either!

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  15. Terry

    Rudolph, definitely. But remember, it takes a whole team to pull a sleigh (I mean, fill a library!)

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  16. Samuel

    I’m a little bit of Comet and Prancer. At least I hope I am :^)

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  17. sally

    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!

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  18. Claude Nougat

    Prancer! Dancer! I’m cross genre! What a monster…

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  19. Bridget Bowers

    I’m a Dasher and a Vixen. What a combination!

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  20. Mari Collier

    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.

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    • Writers Relief Staff

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

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  21. monica

    I am a little bit Donner and a little bit Blitzen, but late at night, I secretly long for Rudolph.

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  22. Tamara

    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? 😉

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  23. Evelyn

    Occasionally I’m a Dasher but 99% of the time I’m a Vixen! Cute game! 🙂

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  24. Gabby

    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).

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  25. Lizabeth Smith

    Flying reindeer? More magic, I’d say.

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  26. Sam

    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.

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  27. Nichole L. Reber

    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

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  28. Lae

    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! 😀

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  29. Mary

    I’m a mix of Dancer, Dasher and Prancer. With a dash of Rudolph.

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  30. Cassidy

    I’m Dancer!

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  31. leniah johnson

    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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  32. Charles Ray

    I think I must be a genetic mutation, because I saw myself in three or four of these whimsical ruminants.

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  33. Teya

    Hmmmmm dancer-prancer-cupid-Rudolf. I’m a multiple personality type. LOL!

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  34. Wendy

    I guess, by process of elimination, I’m a Dancer, since there aren’t and sci-fi/fantasy/action reindeer in the list. Maybe that’s Twinkletoe’s department?

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  35. Gloria White

    I think I’m a Prancer and Dancer, less the ascot, patchouli, and tweed. I love poetry, and love to keep my ways to myself.

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  36. Camille G.

    I am a cross between Dasher and Vixen.

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  37. Wajeeha Iftikhar

    Your Deer Blitzen here =)

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  38. Jodi

    As a reader, usually Blitzen
    As a writer, Dancer mostly.

    Merry Christmas to all of Santa’s reindeers!

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