Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Writer's Fashion Quiz


I loved Bonnie's quiz so much on Monday, I decided to try one of my own. We've never really broached the subject of fashion on this blog, so today we're going to examine what we writers wear when we sit down to write, and what our choices reveal about us. I'm sure this is as accurate as any quiz you'd take in Writer's Digest. So please, choose one item from each picture to complete an ensemble, and then locate your results below.


Hats:

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Tops:

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Pants:

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Shoes:

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Inspiration:

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If you chose: Hat: A; Top: C; Pants: D; Shoes: D; Inspiration: C

Oh, you sweet thing. You are a new writer (or at least still fresh), in love with words and life and everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes. You are like Winona Ryder (Jo) in Little Women, scribbling away in her leather journal. Do all you can to stay in love - your best writing will come from your deepest feelings. Just remember to get your writing out of the journal and onto a manuscript. And don't forget to edit!

If you chose: Hat:B; Top: D; Pants: C; Shoes: B; Inspiration: B

Uh oh! You are blocked.  Like Emma Thompson in Stranger Than Fiction or Johnny Depp in Secret Window, your confidence is so low you've thought of wearing clothes that say "Writer" to prove - at least to yourself - that you are one. You need to snap out of it, and then relax. Right this minute, go put some real clothes on. No more slippers and pajamas. Comb your hair and put the slinky away. Then get back to your desk, take a deep breath, and write drivel for an hour without once pressing delete. Sooner or later, if you don't smoke yourself to death, you'll write something you love. I promise.

If you chose: Hat: C; Top: A; Pants: A; Shoes: C; Inspiration: D

Oh no! You're worse than blocked - you are (in alphabetical order) aggravated, exacerbated, exasperated, frustrated, and in tears. You're afraid you'll never get to the promised land, and you're tempted to take it by force. Please don't do anything I'll regret. Nobody stole your story. Perhaps it's buried under too many words, or half-starved by too few.  The benefit of being a Christian writer is that you know that frustration is normal and triumph a miracle. But miracles do happen if you keep on.

If you chose: Hat: D; Top: B; Pants: B; Shoes: A; Inspiration: A

Hooray! You've arrived - or at least relaxed - as an author. You iron your shirts and polish your shoes, because you never know when you might give an interview or receive an award.  Like Christopher Reeve in Somewhere In Time, you allow yourself a diversion - now and then. Just be careful, won't you? Don't forget to come back to us.

If you chose: Hat: A; Top: B; Pants: D; Shoes: B; Inspiration: D

You're confusing me to pieces. Are you playing with my brains? Please put the gun down.

The Fine Print:

Okay, all those pictures came from nice places that should recieve credit. You can even buy most of this stuff:

Velvet beret: http://www.polyvore.com/betmar_velvet_beret/thing?id=22865247
Writer cap: http://www.cafepress.com/+writers_hat,14847632
10-galoon hat: http://www.nps.gov/history/museum/exhibits/nepe/imgGal.html
Fedora: CMSeter http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1110313

Flannel shirt: http://www.contractors-solutions.net/flannel-shirt.aspx
Button down shirt: http://www.target.com/p/Mossimo-Supply-Co-Men-s-LS-Shirt-White-Button/-/A-13748120?ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001&AFID=Froogle_df&LNM=%7C13748120&CPNG=men&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=13748120
Writer shirt: http://www.cafepress.com/+writer_castle_womens_dark_tshirt,440590342
Poets shirt: http://www.polyvore.com/silk_poets_blouse/thing?id=7478555

Jeans: http://www.jeans-us.com/af-baxter-low-rise-slim-boot-destroyed-jeans-p-1230.html
Suede bellbottoms: http://www.lyst.com/clothing/balmain-brown-suede-bell-bottom-trousers/
Pajama pants: http://tips.become.com/sleepwear-tips/pajama-fabric.html
Dress slacks: http://fashion4us.com/wholesale-fashion-detail.action?id=258294

Cowboy boots: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1101209
Slippers: http://www.warehouse23.com/item.html?id=TYVGZ131
Loafers: http://www.bensilver.com/Alden-Cordovan-Penny-Loafer,2418.html
Sandals: http://www.hippieshop.com/cgi-bin/gold/category/5000

Slinky: http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/cubegoodies/9a73/
Car: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifications-accessories/42634-modification-indian-car-into-convertible-sports-car.html
Flower: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1351804
Gun:http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1329262

How'd you do? 

Come on, you can tell us. We love to read what you have to say. 

17 comments:

BK said...

LOL! A little fun this morning. I'm a little too eclectic for the available options.

HATS: Would've taken cowboy hat, but not even a 10-gallon style is going to make me look any taller, so I opted for the more comfortable ball cap (B).

SHIRTS: Opted for the plaid workshirt (A). My first choice is always a T-shirt, but the T pictured is a clingy women's cut and I hate that. I like 'em big and loose.

PANTS: Couldn't quite tell if they were jeans, but assuming (B) was black jeans, that was first choice. It looked like the A jeans needed to be retired and I couldn't choose C because my sister had those in the 70's.

SHOES: Actually the option I wanted was comfortable running shoes. But since they weren't available, I took (C) cowboy boots. Cowboy boots are beautiful things, but they're not all that comfortable, really.

And finally, inspiration--my favorite part of the quiz. I went (D) for gun. If someone doesn't doesn't bite the dust in one of my stories, I'm not satisfied. Gimme some action.

And "gimme some action" explains all my other choices in the quiz.

So do I pass the scientific experiment? *-)

Josey Bozzo said...

I've got Hat "A" cause it was the cutest and most fun, Top "D" because it looked the most comfortable, Pants "A" I'm always in jeans, Shoes "D" they are the closest to bare feet which is what I'm usually in, and Inspiration "C" because I want to inspire people with my writing and I think things like flowers have the same effect on people.
So according to the answers, which I didn't match up to exactly, I'm a new writer and I'm blocked. That is pretty dead on right now. Not just blocked with what to write, but also blocked by other things getting in the way right now.

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Oh my word this looks like fun. I hope I have time to come back and play. I'll probably still be in my pjs then! :D
~ Wendy

Bonnie Grove said...

What if you write in the buff? Uh. Not that I do. Just . . . ya know . . . wondering. . . .

Kathleen Popa said...

Is NOBODY going to fit into my slots? Bonnie is a better quizzer than I. But BK, you worry me with that gun.

Josey, I like the red hat, too.

Wendy, in your pj's? See Secret Window.

Patti Hill said...

Katy, this is fun! I don't fit one of your category so closely that I'm going to write about it on Friday. What to wear?

Patti Hill said...

What does a sloppy blog commenter wear, for heaven's sake? That should be: I FIT one of your categories!

Oh brother.

Bonnie Grove said...

I need me a slinky.

Kathleen Popa said...

Patti, you're driving the sports car, right?

Bonnie, I like the slinky, too.

Marian said...

I'm an A, A, A, A, C So tell me what that tells you.

Susie Finkbeiner said...

I've been wearing a hoodie sweatshirt all day. The only reason I changed from pj pants into jeans was to get the mail.

I'm a sloppily dressed writer. The appeal of the "Writer" hat and shirt? Comfort. They could say "Nerd" and I'd still pick them.

:)

H. A. Titus said...

Wow--I'm odd. The hat D caught my attention--love fedoras. The C choice of shirt is beautiful--definitely something I'd wear. A for pants, because I always wear jeans. D for shoes, because sandals are the next best thing to bare feet. :) And B for inspiration--I have a slinky sitting on my desk that my mom got me for my 18th birthday. That thing should be a melted puddle of metal from all the nasty glares it's gotten when I'm stuck.

Dina Sleiman said...

Okay, that was really cute. I was almost completely the first type, except that I chose the comfy ripped jeans. Don't want anything pressing on my middle while I'm curled up with my laptop in the actual process of writing.

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Ghosts_of_Sellidonia said...

Um...what's it mean if you get D, C, C, B, D? I seem really eclectic to myself at this moment! HA HA! Maybe it's because I stretch genres to fit my own tastes when I write.

(I LOVE unconventional romances)

Kathleen Popa said...

Marian, it tells me I'm glad you didn't choose the gun.

Susie, really? Those hats are comfortable? I've never found any hat comfortable. Must be why my hats last for years and years.

H.A., love the bit about the slinky. They really are the coolest toy, aren't they.

Dina, I'm with you. That would be my outfit, too. The hat would last for years.

Ghosty - really wierd outfit. Put the gun down.

Susie Finkbeiner said...

Well...hats cover up the gray roots sprouting from my scalp. :)