Here’s a few colorful monikers I’ve come across while scouring the internet.
- diction demon—sounds perfect for the horror or urban fantasy/paranormal writer
- dreamer—is the writer actually doing any writing?
- fictionista—chick llt, anyone?
- hack—reminds me of a guy I met who said he was a ‘used car salesman.’ Turns out he owned the biggest car dealership in the county.
- mystery maven—channeling Agatha Christie
- novelist—succinct and specific
- plotter—maybe because the word sounds like plodder, I imagine a writer slooowly making his way through his work in progress
- plot pundit—an expert at plotting or merely someone who enjoys discussing his opinion about plotting in public forums?
- prose poser—a funny understatement or a writer trying to emulate a master of prose.
- scribbler—either an understatement or the description of a writer who actually writes in longhand.
- sentence slinger—I think Louis L’Amour and hear music from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
- story spinner—many things come to mind with the word spin. Medieval times, Rumpelstiltskin, craziness, political spin doctors, and, of course, Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo.
- storyteller—a down-to-earth, stories-for-the-everyman no-ego writer
- wordsmith—visions of a writer hammering, firing, crafting, and forging a sentence for maximum efficiency and beauty come to mind
- word weaver—pastoral with a touch of ‘artisan-crafted’
- word wrangler—sounds dangerous
A few words about the word aspiring. An aspiring author is one who aspires to be published. An aspiring writer is one who aspires to write. There’s a difference.
Sooooo, what is the best word to put on your social media bio? Hell if I know!