Describe Yourself as a Writer Using Just One Word

Dear Contributors and Readers:

When I think of myself as a writer, I can come up with both favorable and unfavorable words to describe myself.  A few that come to mind are: impetuous, wayward, and cerebral.

For anyone who is interested in responding, please come up with just one word that describes you as a writer. (Respond below.) I will run each poet’s word on Saturday, March 18, and I hope the list of words will be long.

Try to come up with a word that no one else will use. That is, try to be original, if possible. However, I will run duplicated words.

Also, please do not forget to state your name exactly as you’d like it to appear. Words not accompanied by the writer’s  name won’t appear.

Many Thanks!

Charlotte Digregorio


About Charlotte Digregorio

I publish books. I have marketed and/or published 55 titles. These books are sold in 46 countries to bookstores, libraries, universities, professional organizations, government agencies, and book clubs. I recently received an Official Commendation from Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner for my thirty-eight years of accomplishments in the literary arts, and my work to promote and advance the field by educating adults and students alike. I am the author of five non-fiction books: Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All; Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Homes; You Can Be A Columnist; Beginners' Guide to Writing & Selling Quality Features; and Your Original Personal Ad. The first four books have been adopted as supplemental texts at universities throughout the U.S., Canada, India, Pakistan, and Catalonia. They are sold in 43 countries, and are displayed in major metropolitan cultural centers. These books have been reviewed, recommended, and praised by hundreds of critics, librarians, and professors worldwide. I am also the author of a poetry collection: "Shadows of Seasons: Selected Haiku and Senryu." Two of my books have been Featured Selections of Writer's Digest Book Club. I am regularly interviewed by major print, radio, and television organizations throughout the U.S. I regularly sign books at libraries, chain bookstores, and university bookstores, and do poetry readings at art centers, cafes, tea houses, and galleries. I was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. I have won forty-seven poetry awards, writing twelve poetic forms. My poetry has been translated into eight languages. I do illustrated solo poetry exhibits 365 days a year in libraries, galleries, corporate buildings, hospitals, convention centers, and other venues. My individual poems have been displayed at supermarkets, apparel and wine shops, banks, botanic gardens, restaurants, and on public transit. I have been nominated and listed in "The International Authors and Writers Who's Who" in Cambridge, England and in the "Who's Who In Writers, Editors & Poets U.S./Canada." I hosted my own radio program, "Poetry Beat," on public broadcasting. My poetry has been featured on several library web sites including those of Shreve Memorial Library in Louisiana and Cornell University's Mann Library. My background includes positions as a feature editor and columnist at daily newspapers and as a magazine editor. I have been a public relations director for a non-profit organization. I am self-employed as a public relations/marketing consultant, having served a total of 118 clients in 23 states for the past several decades . In other professional areas, I have been on university faculties, teaching French, Italian, and Writing. I regularly give lectures and workshops on publishing, journalism, publicity, poetry, and creativity to business and professional groups, and at writer's conferences, universities, literary festivals, non-profit organizations, and libraries. I have been a writer-in-residence at universities. There have been about 400 articles written about me in the media. I have served on the Boards of writers and publishers organizations. My positions have included Board Secretary of the Northwest Association of Book Publishers. I served for five years as Midwest Regional Coordinator of The Haiku Society of America, and for two years as its Second Vice President.
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83 Responses to Describe Yourself as a Writer Using Just One Word

  1. minimalist – Maureen Sudlow

  2. Maria Laura Valente says:


    Maria Laura Valente

  3. Melancholic.

    Eufemia Griffo

  4. Barb Germiat says:


  5. Paul Beech says:


    Paul Beech

  6. haikutec says:


    Alan Summers

  7. Billy Antonio says:


    Billy Antonio

  8. Jan Dobb says:


  9. quixotic

    Rick Daddario

  10. journeyman Michael Henry Lee

  11. annamaria48 says:

    instinctive, wistful

  12. Please follow instructions. Just one word.

  13. oschopfer says:


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  15. Valorie Broadhurst Woerdehoff says:


  16. margheritapetriccione8gmailcom says:


  17. Earl Keener says:


  18. Nancy Rapp says:

    – Nancy Rapp

  19. impatient
    -Chad Lee Robinson

  20. Anna Maris says:

    Direct. /AM

  21. Communion

    Pasquale Asprea

  22. lazer-beam

    susan beth furst

  23. laser-beam

    (corrected spelling)
    did I mention perfectionist?😇

    susan beth furst

  24. etain74 says:


    Elisa Allo

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