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Friday, February 12, 2016

Which Famous Novelist Are You?

Because when I run out of things to say, I like to find a fun quiz to post on Fridays (from the Oxford Dictionaries Blog)...

I ended up with William Faulkner. This time. How about you?


D.G. Hudson said...

I'm an Ernest Hemingway type (and he's one of my favorite authors - his Key West and Paris novels.) However, I like Fitzgerald as well. Good contrast in styles. These quizzes are fun for a Friday!

Huntress said...

Toni Morrison


Google search is in order here. says:
Born on February 18, 1931, in Lorain, Ohio, Toni Morrison is a Nobel Prize- and Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, editor and professor. Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue and richly detailed black characters. Among her best known novels are The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon and Beloved. Morrison has won nearly every book prize possible.

Co-Well. I love being somewhat similar to her, even if it is only 2% in my estimation.

Other novelists known for informal prose: Mark Twain and Harper Lee. Okay, I know those two *G*

Great idea, Liz!!! Love your week.

Liz A. said...

Huntress, you've never heard of Toni Morrison? Really?

Glad you enjoyed the week.

Janie Junebug said...



Janie Junebug said...

I got Faulkner the second time. That's better than Hemingway.

Janie, who still wants to be Jane Austen

Sherry Ellis said...

I guess I arrived a little late for the quiz, because I didn't see it when I followed the link. I'd probably be a Jane Austen type.

Angela said...

I'm Hemingway? Really? The only problem with the test is that the word I would choose would depend on the situation itself. Am I describing the character from the POV of a character who's mean? Then I might use fat to describe an overweight person, or another mean word. What extent of sadness or depression am I describing? If it's just a particular mood, I might use melancholy. Is the character observing the vain person an adult or a teen? I might use stuck-up or snobby.

This is a fun test, but when I was taking it, I realized I would use different words, depending on the character the observation is coming from, the character being described, and the situation itself, among other factors! Isn't it odd how you change the words you use to fit the writing itself?

I'm going to take it again and see what happens... *grin*

mshatch said...

Supposedly I'm Earnest Hemingway as well. I think I'd rather be Ursula LeGuin. Ah well.

Liz A. said...

Angela, agreed. There were a couple times when it would totally depend on the scene and the character. One of the limitations of the quiz.

Angela said...

It was still a fun quiz! The second time I wound up with Faulkner. :D

diedre Knight said...

William Faulkner for me. Not such a bad thing, really;-) What a clever and fun idea for a post! :-)