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 am also 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 have signed books at libraries, chain bookstores, and university bookstores. I was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. I have won thirty-three poetry awards. 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 am an internationally-published haiku, senryu, tanka, kyoka, haibun, free verse, acrostic, cinquain, etheree, and sestina poet. My poetry has been translated into six languages, and I have done poetry readings at a variety of bookstores, libraries, art centers, cafes, tea houses, and galleries. My poetry has been displayed at supermarkets, art galleries, libraries, apparel and wine shops, banks, botanic gardens, restaurants, and on public transit. I've been interviewed on cable television about my poetry. I also 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 was also self-employed as a communications/public relations/marketing consultant with 111 clients in 16 states. In other professional areas, I have been on university faculties, teaching French, Italian, and Writing. I regularly give special lectures and workshops on publishing, journalism, publicity, poetry, and creativity to business and professional groups, and to those at writer's conferences, universities, literary festivals, non-profit organizations, and to 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. Currently, I am Second Vice President of the Haiku Society.
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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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