I cannot answer the question "What kind of a writer are you?" Or even "What do you write?"
I think of Mitch Rubenstein's office calling and saying "We need Prime Directive for the Lugarians - inhabitants of a planet in the Sigran Galaxy - a sort of ten commandments - you know - a set of beliefs that makes them act the way they do, and think the way the think, and determines their value system - could you write them for us? Like, by tomorrow?"
And the next phone call is from a rabbi who wants an original midrash on parsha vayeira from a female point of view, and the call after that is from a university press needing an introduction to a book on Catholic Sanctuaries, or a women's magazine interested in my work on Barbara Pym, or an ad agency wanting a fifteen second spot on an online trading company, or an art museum requesting descriptions of paintings for the exhibition catalogue. (Not to mention my real work.)
So what kind of writing is that?
Causes Harrison Solow Supports
Lupus Foundation of America
Museum of Tolerance