Your Responses to Describing Yourself as a Writer

Thanks to all who responded to my recent survey about describing yourself as a writer in just one word. There were fifty-five responses. (If I’ve inadvertently forgotten anyone’s response, please let me know.)


It’s interesting that some of you didn’t use an adjective to describe yourselves.


The list of words is below:


  • minimalistMaureen Sudlow


  • introspectiveMaria Laura Valente


  • melancholicEufemia Griffo


  • deadline-drivenBarb Germiat


  • questingPaul Beech


  • uncomfortableAlan Summers


  • vulnerableMarjorie Robertson


  • quixoticRick Daddario


  • journeymanMichael Henry Lee


  • reclusiveAlison Williams


  • instinctiveAnna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo


  • addictedJan Dobb


  • spur-of-the momentBilly Antonio


  • heartEllen Grace Olinger


  • doubtfulOlivier Schopfer


  • openkjmunro


  • minimalistMargherita Petriccione


  • distillmentNancy Rapp


  • obsessedValorie Broadhurst Woerdehoff


  • maroonedEarl Keener


  • communionPasquale Asprea


  • innovativeDoris Pascolo


  • impatientChad Lee Robinson


  • directAnna Maris


  • laser-beamsusan beth furst


  • imaginativeElisa Allo


  • wonderfilledMary Stevens


  • toneKerstin Park


  • empatheticAngiola Inglese


  • gameAmy Losak


  • blessedJohnny Baranski


  • sensitiveAparna Pathak


  • ambivalentArlyn Miller


  • tentativeMary Kendall


  • blessedMary Harwell Sayler


  • enchantedGiselle Maya


  • weirdoSusan Burch


  • lonelyCarole MacRury


  • veraciousSheila Elliott


  • scatteredTamara Tabel


  • reflectiveJazz Manchanda


  • closetLinda Wallin


  • impulsiveIllyana Stoyanova


  • conflictedTerri Hale French


  • accessibleJennifer Dotson


  • collaged– Gail Goepfert


  • conciseSusan Delphine Delaney


  • imaginativeMarietta McGregor


  • drivenSandi Pray


  • imaginativeBogdanka Stojanovski


  • contemplativeBarbara Kaufmann


  • honestCara Holman


  • fascinatedJennifer Hambrick


  • rewriteMarilyn Walker







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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7 Responses to Your Responses to Describing Yourself as a Writer

  1. Reblogged this on Memorie di una Geisha, multiblog dedicato alla poesia d'ispirazione giapponese and commented:
    Charlotte Digregorio ha chiesto agli scrittori di descrivere il loro rapporto con la scrittura, con una sola parola. Ecco cosa abbiamo risposto…

  2. Willie Bongcaron says:


  3. and in a word – fascinating

  4. etain74 says:

    Reblogged this on "Ama no gawa" and commented:
    How describes himself a writer?
    Charlotte Digregorio asks the question to the authors on the web.
    The result is a very interesting article.

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