Writing Types Survey


An interactive poll being run by the Freelance Writing Organisation International suggests that most writers are concentrating on fiction or short stories; articles or journalism; and non-fiction, biographies or essays.

The poll also reveals that the least popular types of writing are online writing only; reviews or commentary; and business or ad-copy writing.

As of today, 3 227 writers have taken part in the survey. Of these

  • 28% write fiction or short stories,
  • 17% write non-fiction, biographies or essays,
  • 17% write articles or journalism pieces,
  • 9% write poetry or songs,
  • 7% write novels or books,
  • 6% write in other genres,
  • 5% write screenplays or for the stage,
  • 4% write business or ad-copy,
  • 1% write reviews or commentaries, and
  • 1% are engaged in online writing only.
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