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    Yeah, so I took the quiz, and it says i’m advanced… which I don’t understand.. i’m *not*. But I answered everything right.. and I even took it a second time, to make sure.. 0_0 I don’t know what to think about this, I think I *must* have put something in wrong.. does anyone else feel the same way..?



    Sarah Inkdragon


    Hi! I’m apparently Advanced to. Though I don’t think it’s to wrong… I have never published anything, but I know my stuff. So if you think you know quite a bit about writing to, I don’t think it’s wrong. 😉

    "A hard heart is no infallible protection against a soft head."

    - C. S. Lewis


    Yeah… but I know my stuff, and is not good enough to get the level of advanced..


    Daeus Lamb

    @katthewriter We’ve seen that most people self-judge themselves fairly accurately, but for some people it can be a real struggle. If you haven’t been writing for very long or haven’t gotten a lot of feedback on your writing or serious writing training, it’s possible you’re not grasping everything that is implied with levels four and five. Then again, it’s possible you’re a better writer than you think you are. 🙂

    Generally speaking, an advanced writer is one ready or just about ready to seek publication.

    If you want to get a more accurate score, try getting a beta-reader to take the test for you.

    Also, our test doesn’t cover all areas of writing. Theoretically, you could earn an advanced score but still have other areas of writing you are a beginner in.


    @daeus-lamb I’ve been writing for 4 years, and have got lots of good feedback on my writing… But I haven’t finished my book(s) yet.

    Okay.. which I don’t think I am.

    I don’t know if I have anyone who could..

    Okay then..





    Sarah Baran

    @Katthewriter Hey hey, I also got advanced. I had to shake my head and blink several times, too. The idea seems slightly ludicrous, just because I’ve never thought of myself in that light. We writers do have a tendency to think lower of our writing than we should, so if you answered the questions with absolute honesty, it’s probably more accurate than you think.


    I’ve struggled with mine a bit (i’m not advanced) but I’m of the mindset that i’m Here to learn, not worry about what some quiz says I am.

    INTP. Writer of fantasy and sci-fi. Wannabe artist. Anime geek. Merakian.


    @Katthewriter Sometimes we surprise ourselves, though. I was a little surprised when I got the highest ranking… O.O


    *melts chair*


    @ethryndal Okay.. but I haven’t finished my story, or anywhere close to it so i’m not.


    Oh wow, good for you!


    Sarah Baran

    @katthewriter Well, I haven’t finished my story yet either, not to mention I just realized I’m probably going to have to rewrite it for the second time. But all in all, I think what @Elizabeth said is really the best thing here.

    Josiah DeGraaf

    @katthewriter As Daeus mentioned, I’d recommend having a friend take the test for you and see how they assess you. It’s certainly possible though that you actually are at that level.

    One of the things we’re hoping to do in the future is to provide more resources for self-assessment. Within the next couple months I want to create a story “grading rubric” for beta readers that would match up with the writing quiz, and we’ve toyed with the idea of offering “official” assessments as well.

    These may eventually help you solidify your understanding of your score. For now, I’d look to a friend for guidance, celebrate where you’re at, and focus on using the suggested resources to grow in each of your areas. 🙂


    Okay… thank you @josiah




    I took the test twice and still got Advanced, so I guess that’s that. I was just wondering what I can do to further improve my writing…I (try to) write every day, and I research a lot on how to write and test them. The only thing is, I don’t really have someone who reads my story (except maybe my brother). Do you have any suggestions on what I should do?

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    I got advanced twice too. People don’t often read my work (because I am a perfectionist and go through the section five times before I let anyone read it), but when they do they usually say that they felt like they were there. I haven’t published yet, but I’ve been writing my books for 3 years.

    Tek an ohta! Tek an cala!


    @ericawordsmith and @professorsjb I had a friend do it for me and got it at intermediate, so i’ll just say i’m that.

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