Writers are never content with the mundane or pedestrian way of saying something. And neither do the words author or writer convey the joys and tortures of years spent slaving over manuscripts.
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!
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Oh! Oh! I just saw the cakes on your Pinterest board. There are a few on my blog (you can see them in recent posts on the above website.) I have two barely-connected blogs: The one where I write more (as linked here) and one very few people are interested in because there are more numbers than words, but you get to read the poetry that results from it on twitter (thanks for following me back on twitter. I’m the one with the financial poetry.)
So we have some things in common. 1. Tall. 2. Four kids. 3. Chocolate. 4. Cake. 5. Chocolate cake. 6. Probably most of the other points you listed.
Thanks for connecting! I bake more in the summer when I’m off. It’s challenging to balance writing time with work and baking. Of course, I need to bake for a family get-together otherwise I’m liable to eat the whole cake! Math and poetry! How RIGHT & LEFT- brained of you!! 🙂
I think I like wordsmith the best. Your description of the process of crafting a sentence resonates.
It sure feels like that when we spend so much time making sure a sentence has the perfect mood and intent.
I’m conflicted between sentence slinger, wordsmith, storyteller and word wrangler. Hmm… Gotta contemplate that one a bit. 😉
We are a bit of each one at some stage of the writing process.
I define myself as a storyteller who wordsmiths when transferring to paper.