An overview of the five Author Ecosystems archetypes.
It’s impressive to come up with a way of sorting people that has this much freshness. Fascinating and very practical!
Because I've yet to publish anything, I can only guess at my answers, but I've taken the quiz twice and both times ended up as Grassland. So, I'll assume that, unless I have a huge personality change when I finally publish, I'm a Grassland.
I love your biome idea! It seems both vivid and practical.
Not sure whether I'm a Forest or a Grassland. I follow my interests, which can be varied (like a Forest) but usually delve deeply (like a Grassland). While I'm curious about many things (Forest), I only excel when I focus on 1 or 2 projects at a time (Grassland). So I'm constantly conflicted about where to put my energy.
Unfortunately, the posts I'm most interested in, delve most deeply into, and feel most proud of, are the ones people are least likely to read. I seem to have the intense interest of a Forest, but lack their ability to pick topics that get popular. So, I'm not sure whether to try out your advice for Forests or for Grasslands.
I wonder if "How to Tell if You're a Forest or a Grassland" is a common enough question to be worth a post? :)
This is so cool. I took the quiz and got Forest, which makes perfect sense. I don’t have a lot of pen names, but I do have several different projects and a strict rotation schedule to keep them all growing simultaneously. I haven’t published a novel yet, but I am working on one alongside my Substack projects. I like the advice about not chasing interests that are too niche, that’s a trap I’ve fallen into before and it’s good to have a reminder.
I have to add that given the state of my apartment (I kind of have a ficus addiction), it seems Forest suits me on a lot of levels 😂
Anyway, thanks for this, it’s a really fun and fresh way to look at marketing, which can be kind of a downer sometimes.
Hey Russell, have you heard of Ream? It’s a serial subscription started by Michael Evan and the way he talks about it on the Indy Author Podcast it sounds similar to what you and Monica are doing on Substack. I’m just trying to decide which subscription service to go with for my readers because it makes sense to just pursue one. Just wondering if you had any insight on it or opinions as to which creators subscription service is the best one to do? Thanks
Is there something weird if I don’t feel I belong in any of these categories? How were they generated? I mean, were they generated (based on, say, 2-3 parameters), or brainstormed from experience, imagination etc.?
Great Quiz - thanks Russel! From a Grateful Grassland