Quiz: Do You Have What It Takes to Write a Book?

J.K. Rowling's pitch for Harry Potter was rejected 12 times before someone picked it up. Think you have that kind of determination?

Anne Hathaway as Jane Austen writing
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 Sep 24, 2018
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Question: 1/12Pick Your Answer!

On a scale of 1 - 10, how would you rate your level of patience?
1 - 3
8 - 10
4 - 7

Question: 2/12Pick Your Answer!

How resilient would you say you are?
Pretty resilient
I could use a little practice
Very resilient

Question: 3/12Pick Your Answer!

How often do you take time to write?
Um... writing?
I try to prioritize writing every day
As much as I can, but sometimes I don't get to it

Question: 4/12Pick Your Answer!

Can you be creative for long periods of time?
I can only be creative for shot periods of time
I definitely try to be, but it's a little tiring
Yes, I love it

Question: 5/12Pick Your Answer!

Pick the word that describes you best

Question: 6/12Pick Your Answer!

What do you do when you aren't sure about something?
Ask trusted people for advice
Save the problem for later
Research it

Question: 7/12Pick Your Answer!

Your manuscript gets rejected for the fourth time. What now?
Take a break and clear your head before trying again
Call it a day for good
Keep trying

Question: 8/12Pick Your Answer!

What do you do when you have an idea?
Maybe write it down somewhere, but mostly try to remember it
Write it down right away so you don't forget it
Write it down and research it a ton

Question: 9/12Pick Your Answer!

Which of these is the most appealing to you?
A mystery story
An adventure or fantasy story

Question: 10/12Pick Your Answer!

How would your story go?
A romantic love story
A riveting adventure, plot twists, and a cliffhanger
There's a conflict, hero solves conflict, the end

Question: 11/12Pick Your Answer!

How often do you read books?
Haha, reading?
Basically, every time I get a chance
I read in sprints

Question: 12/12Pick Your Answer!

What do others say about your writing?
It's a good read every time
I don't really show other people my writing
It's interesting, compelling, and fascinating
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Writing a book takes a ton of patience, skill, and perseverance. Not only can it be super stressful, it can be heartbreaking as well. Do you have what it takes to write a book?