Would You Rather, For Writers

After stumbling across this post in a moment of severely lacking inspiration, I’ve attempted this unique ‘Would You Rather’ for writers! While I don’t consider myself a ‘writer’ per se, but I have always dreamed about being one, from a very young age.

I suppose I’m writing this post now so… technically, I’m almost there! You can learn a lot about yourself (and others) with this sort of post, so I hope you’ll indulge me another non-gaming post on The Raving Gecko.


Would you rather read your writings to an audience of ten people who love you or to 10,000 people you don’t know?

10 people. I struggle at the best of times with public speaking, so 10,000 people is a step too far. Why do you think I blog?!

In all seriousness, I’m absolutely fine in normal conversation but the second an entire room goes silent and the focus is solely on me, I feel like l could melt from embarrassment.

Would you rather publish one insanely great-selling book and never write again … or publish a string of 15 average-selling books over a 20-year period?

One insane best-seller, 100%. Writing is an incredible process full of ups-and-downs, highs/lows and the eternal threat of a breakdown. I think one best-seller would be enough for me.

Successful authors who continue to publish multiple books are incredibly inspiring. I wish I had the fortitude!

Would you rather be recognized wherever you go… or live a quiet (monetarily successful) life of anonymity?

A life of anonymity is an introverts dream! Being monetarily successful would be nice, too, if only so I can own my first home… says the one who has just started saving up, but hey, a girl can dream.

We all need to be anonymous from time-to-time, though; it allows us to recharge our batteries and go about our lives without having to put on a performance constantly. Embrace your moments of anonymity! Unless you’re an extrovert… you strange people, you.

Would you rather be rich and loathed or poor and well-loved?

Poor and well-loved. Love is more important than money; as much as we may think it is the key to our success in life, it’s memories that you cherish as you grow older, not commodities.

Would you rather do a cross-country bookstore tour or blog tour?

A bookstore tour sounds fun! There’s some truly incredible ones hidden around the world that I’d love to visit. And, of course, to continue to buy even more books to add to my ‘to read’ pile.

Would you rather write in a rooftop garden surrounded by city noises — or in a quiet studio with cows as your neighbors?

Both have their merits. I think the cows win this one though; I often find myself most inspired in the quiet of nature. A rooftop garden, however, seems like more of a chill-out spot, don’t you think?

Would you rather teach writing in a high school or go back to grad school for a Creative Writing degree?

Well, I’m in the UK’s version of ‘grad school’ already so if I end up teaching Media at the end of the next few years, I’ll be very happy. That didn’t really answer that question did it? Oh well.

Would you rather bravely share your writing or sit on the writing sidelines forever?

After many drafts, revisions and breakdowns, I may one day share my writing with the world. I have a few chapters of a crime thriller locked away in a folder somewhere… Perhaps I’ll brush the dust off and publish some on here?

There’s an idea,

You can’t beat a little round of ‘Would You Rather’ when you’re uninspired! I hope you enjoyed this refreshingly non-game related post.

If not, I sincerely apologise, I’ll just get back to gaming until I’m inspired enough to write.