Would You Rather? (For Writers)

I read yet another fun blog entry by Rachel Poli, this morning. (You should follow her page. She posts some really awesome stuff). She shared a list of questions for the game “Would You Rather?” along with her own answers. You can look at those answers through her blog post here. How many of you have played this game? Since I love playing these games, I wanted to join in. Check out my own answers below.


Would you rather go on a writing retreat in the middle of nowhere with no wi-fi, or in your home office being interrupted every so often by friends and family?

I would rather be at home. I have trouble writing if I’m not home. Also, I’m not afraid to admit it, I have become entirely dependent on wi-fi. 

Would you rather publish one best-selling novel and never write again, or publish multiple novels that either don’t sell well or sell average?

I would rather publish multiple novels. I mean, if I try to publish more than one book, then I will feel a lot better about myself and it would be more enjoyable. It’s not like I’m a best-selling author at the moment so I would feel little loss with not having a best-seller under my name.

Would you rather be a best-seller with your real name and people stopping you everywhere you go, or a pen name no one knows who you are?

I would rather use my real name because I think it would be more enjoyable to let people know I completed my dream to become a best-selling author. My grandma gave me a tiny bit of hell for my self-published pieces having my real name. What if someone starts stalking me and causes me problems? It does happen, but if someone was really that crazy and wanted to find the author of the best-seller, they would find a way to do it.

Would you rather teach English/creative writing high school classes, or college classes?

I would rather teach high school English/creative writing classes because that was actually the original plan I made for my future. I wanted to become a high school English teacher because my high school English teachers really gave me the necessary kicks to show me writing was what I loved. It’s funny how one thing can throw you off the path you thought you wanted. I can’t be too upset because life tossed me through the right twists to make me a self-published author. Pros and cons, right?

Would you rather only be able to write during NaNoWriMo months (April, July, and November), or only be able to write five days per month?

I think I would rather only be able to write during the NaNoWriMo months, because then I would obviously have more time to make the piece better with more time provided. I haven’t participated in NaNoWriMo yet, but I’m thinking I might try to take them on this year. Wish me luck! (In fact, I haven’t even looked into what NaNoWriMo is exactly, so I still have to research to learn all about it. So, I can’t guarantee I’ll be participating.)


Are you an author with different answers to these questions? Let me know your opinion in the comments or tag me in your own post!

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