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What Type Of Animal Best Defines You As A Writer?

Updated on March 9, 2017

What Type Of Animal Defines Your Writing Skills

Emunah La-Paz Defines Her inner animal.
Emunah La-Paz Defines Her inner animal. | Source


Do you have a distinct voice in the writing world which defines you as an author?

Does your unique abilities and characteristics invite readers into your writing realm?

These are a couple of qualities that well-known writers embrace. The key is to understand what specific trait you have to offer that interest readers.

One entertaining way to better understand your unique trait as a writer is through animal depiction, which involves studying the aspects of animals to describe your unique traits as a writer.

Define the Animal Writer In You

In this competitive world of writing many writers are pushed to dive deep within themselves. I enjoy defining different writing techniques through certain characters found on TV, or through various types of creations in life.

The world is influenced by impersonator writers, the only separation that will distinguish you as a writer is understanding your journey in life that is set apart from others. Observe your steps as a writer.

This article is about defining yourself as writer through various animals. I am hoping that this article provides entertainment and enlightens writers to tap into their own unique skills as a writer.

Does The Platypus Define Your Writing Style?

Half duck and half beaver is how most would describe this odd looking creature. The platypus is a mammal often found in eastern Australia, this resourceful creature stores food in special pouches behind their bill.

The telling traits of a platypus writer: These special authors tend to store up their information and thoughts, waiting for the exact moment which pertains to their time in need, to release their findings to their readers. A Platypus writer is a unique mixture of intrigue and mystery.

John Gould's Perception of a Platypus

John Gould print image of Ornithorhynchus anatinus (platypus)
John Gould print image of Ornithorhynchus anatinus (platypus) | Source

Hand Feeding A Platypus

Very Slow Turtles and Tortoises

Does The Turtle Define Your Writing Style?

Turtles have been on the earth for more than 200 million years. They are able to retract their heads in and out of their shells. Turtles can live to be over 100 years old. Perhaps their calm nature protects them from stress and their tough shell protects them from harm. These aspects are great for actual turtles, but such traits may not fare well for writers.

Turtle writers are slow. They don't work well with deadlines and they tend to take their time to the point of procrastination. A turtle writer can cause a great deal of frustration, due to their lack of motivation.

You Should Have That Article Completed Any Day Now Slowpoke!

 Unedited version of Image:Florida Box Turtle Digon3.jpg of a Florida Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina bauri). Taken in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Unedited version of Image:Florida Box Turtle Digon3.jpg of a Florida Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina bauri). Taken in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. | Source

Páramo baby donkey

Páramo baby donkey
Páramo baby donkey | Source

Are You A Jackass Kind of Writer?

The definition of Jackass: 1. A male ass or donkey. 2. A foolish or stupid person; a blockhead.

Donkeys spend more than half of their day feeding, mainly on poor quality grub. Their tough digestive system can break down food by their hind gut. Donkeys are associated with very poor community, they are known as stubborn animals, set in their ways also referred to as feral donkeys and wild asses.

There is a market for the jackass type of writer. This type of author is usually set in their ways. Their humor can be vulgar, and entertaining among most young and immature crowds. The Jackass writer enjoys making fun of their subjects through satire. Their weakness is that they do not know when to knock it off.

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The Facts Are In Black & White

Plains Zebra
Plains Zebra | Source

Are You A Zebra Kind Of Writer?

The Zebra: Some research argues that the zebras are white animals with black stripes, some zebras have white underbellies. Embryological evidence shows that the animal's background color is black and the white stripes and underbellies. Theories of other studies claim that zebras may be white with unique black stripes.

Nonetheless, the zebra is not a complex animal, it is black and white to the human eye unless you’re color blind.

The zebra writer: Everything they write about is black and white Leaving their readers no room to doubt or to wonder outside of their box. There is no gray area.

Slow Down Roadrunner Writer!

A Photo Of A  California Roadrunner
A Photo Of A California Roadrunner | Source

The Animal Writing Poll

Which animal describes you as a writer?

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Are You A Roadrunner Type Of Writer?

The roadrunner: This bird takes off rapidly, running down its prey, mainly feeding on insects, fruit and small reptiles, small rodents, tarantula hawks, spiders, and scorpions.

The roadrunner has been featured in cartoons with its famous line "Beep! Beep!" And then off he goes.

The Roadrunner writer is swift, to a fault. I am guilty of being a roadrunner writer. Not taking the time to check over my work, or moving too fast within my own thoughts. Editors are my friends. I don't mind hiring editors every once in awhile, they allow me to move on to my next project.

Rushing through articles is a flaw, if you move too fast as writer you can miss out on important details and opportunities.

Some roadrunner writers cannot help the fact that they are on the go, in which they may suffer from ADHD.

"Beep Beep!" Move Out Of My Way!

My Dream Is To Be More Like The Ant

Ant reading a book.
Ant reading a book. | Source

In Conclusion

Animals can define our weakness as writers in order to create our strengths. Thinking outside of the animal box, I am striving to be more of a social writer. In doing so I am considering the techniques of the ant.

Ants are social insects, they communicate well and they take care of business. Sure they can destroy a picnic; however they are one of the smartest creatures to roam the earth.

'Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!' Proverbs 6:6

© 2014 Emunah La Paz


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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      A follower on Twitter sent me that picture of her baby Pladypi ( I did not know they were called that!) Out of Texas! I agree the tiny fedora style hats are very adorable.

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      Cristen Iris 3 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      You cracked me up and you are too kind to me. :) I sincerely appreciate your support and look forward to an interview with you as well. (Could baby Pladypi be any cuter? As it turns out, yes! You managed to find some. Top hats! That just makes me happy.)

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      That's the reason why you are one of my favorite authors. You are very truthful in your writing I love you zebra style. I wish i a wasn't an ass...and a turtle lol! perhaps oneday I will become a zebra! :) I look forward to our interview as I have blasted links to your Hubs on every site managed. :)

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      Cristen Iris 3 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      This is very clever. :) I'm a zebra but the donkey is SOOOOO cute it made me kind wish I was an ass (some I'm sure would vouch for that).

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Hi Time4travel! Thanks for stopping by! part platypus, part turtle and roadrunner. Pretty good mixture.

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      Time4Travel 3 years ago from Canada

      I guess I see myself as a platypus and turtle writer at times. Sometimes it's hard to get started! But when the ideas are flowing, more of a roadrunner. Thanks for the interesting read, swilliams! It's always good to reflect on the writing process.

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for stopping by Alhadoog16! A Zebra writer can be a brave author when dealing with the facts, they will stand their ground.

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      Kevin W 3 years ago from Texas

      This was a very fun & creative read swilliams. I guess I would have to consider myself the Zebra, as that's what I would think my style closely resembles. Thumbs up on your hub.

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      CrisSp you are very funny! I think I may have a little jackass in me too. Lol! Thanks for your reply and for making me laugh!

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      It was kind of hard for me to categorize myself here but after re-reading it, I felt I'm more like in between a platypus and a jackass. Lol!

      Good hub. I enjoyed reading it.