By Daniel Schwabauer I don't believe in shoe-horning every author into the smallest possible box. But if I want to understand my own strengths and weaknesses, the W/S scale is a good place to begin. Better still is this two-dimensional chart for mapping four traits simultaneously.
By Daniel Schwabauer Writers tend to be predominately either Wordsmiths or Storytellers. Recognizing your own tendencies is not a magic formula for writing success, but it can be enlightening.
By Daniel Schwabauer Learning to write well means, in part, discovering where your talents really lie. It means uncovering your writing identity. What forgeable skills do you possess? Can you tell the difference between hardwood and iron ore?