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62% Be an excellent singer

38% Be a superb writer

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Either would be emotionally stirring

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    Jim

    11 years ago

    Were would the singer be with their song writers?

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      Kuusou

      8 years ago

      I was thinking "would you rather have the money of a singer or the money of a famous writer" I'm thinking Harry Potter famous...

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      Kendall Walls

      8 years ago

      Doesn't matter how well a song is written a good singer can improvise and remix a song to make it great.

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      SaintMagnus

      8 years ago

      @Kendall Walls, a good singer is nothing without his texts. You can make a shit look like Venus de Milo, but it is still shit...A great writer that is a decent singer can improvise a song on the spot and make it sound good.

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      Dr. Prof. Damian

      8 years ago

      Bob Dylan. nuff said

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      Olz Benz Brittzen

      8 years ago

      @Dr. Prof. Damian Bob Dylan can't sing for shit

    • 9

      Logan Danielson

      8 years ago

      they would make their own songs. like good musicians do

    • 15

      SConnelly53

      8 years ago

      Bob Dylan can't sing at all because he's fucking dead. Have some respect man.

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      Lorenzo

      8 years ago

      it's all about the women.

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      Rory Willams

      7 years ago

      where would singers be without their song writers? right now on the top 10 list :(

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      Freddie Mercury

      7 years ago

      FREDDIE MERCURY

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      derpface1212

      7 years ago

      PSY

    • 4

      Jacob

      7 years ago

      Bob Dylan is NOT DEAD. He is alive and well and living in Malibu.

    • 4

      auburnstar

      7 years ago

      I'm a singer-songwriter.

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      Adam Moore

      7 years ago

      If you're a singer, doesn't mean everybody else is. You could have other people write the songs for you.

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      [deleted]

      7 years ago

      @Kuusou who said you're going to be famous? All the question says is that you are a "superb writer." Good luck getting famous. At least if you're a good singer there are a number of shows that you can go to, to sing.

    • 2

      Skyalex05

      7 years ago

      Being a superb writer doesn't mean famous writer. Harry Potter is a bad example, she really isn't a good writer - she just wrote a nice story. Not the same.

    • 5

      jemm13

      7 years ago

      Miku can be my singer

    • 3

      Hector

      7 years ago

      Jim, a real artist writes their own music. If I was a singer i'd write my own damn music, or at least pick up chicks at karaoke night.

    • 6

      Varkarrus

      7 years ago

      Write fanfiction for terrible works, and make them better than the original.

    • 1

      Olivier

      7 years ago

      Me

    • 1

      Knives

      6 years ago

      Not really Jim, Most famous singer actually pay writers to write them songs.

    • 1

      glitchface

      6 years ago

      i'm the worst singer i know

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      Barbie

      6 years ago

      singers get most money and recognition? they will eventually find you a fantastic songwriter if you're that talented

    • 3

      Bellz

      6 years ago

      hmm have you heard some of these songs today? doesn't sound like anybody wrote them and their just stringing words together

    • 0

      milkninjas

      6 years ago

      its not like singers can think up stuff i mean it was the composers that wrote the notes(i think so) plus you can have a friend that is a great writer and fill the notes for it and make an epic song

    • 0

      milkninjas

      6 years ago

      correction`its not like singers can't`

    • 1

      Love_Is_Real

      6 years ago

      I can already sing pretty well so it doesn't really matter (:

    • 2

      Courtney Jackson

      6 years ago

      i'd rather have a great book, that way it'll turn into a movie and i can get my favorite actors to play my characters and can make a huge profit :)

    • 0

      Dj5578

      6 years ago

      I am both lol...

    • 1

      EpicMailPotato

      5 years ago

      Where would you be with correct grammar

    • 0

      Jake Shore

      5 years ago

      I already am a great singer...

    • 0

      Shannon

      4 years ago

      There is ALWAYS something to write about. And who says if you're a singer you're guaranteed fame and wealth?

    • 0

      Warrior cat fan

      4 years ago

      I don't need songs writers I can just sound good myself :P

    • 0

      Catherine

      4 years ago

      They would be singing covers

    • 0

      Kyouran21

      4 years ago

      I'm already both ;3 XD

    • 0

      ♥KawaiiCute♥

      4 years ago

      I'm already a superior writer and a decent singer. Just wanna be a bit better though.

    • 0

      I MajorWaffl

      4 years ago

      exactly

    • 1

      xXx_U WOT M8_xXx

      4 years ago

      Im a kid but people in my school loved me for singing " Writings on the wall " by Sam Smith!!!!!!!! Live cool with singing!!!!!! :)

    • 0

      Jacques

      4 years ago

      I see where your going

    • 1

      Ella-is-cool

      4 years ago

      I have to agree with Kendall Walls. I, myself, love singing and I tend to do exactly that.

    • 0

      Spooky Rabbit

      4 years ago

      Books are life

    • 0

      MasterMage819

      4 years ago

      Singing is stupid beings being a good singer is as useful as 1 dollar is to Donald Trump all you need these days is your looks and how controversial you music VIDEOS are

    • 0

      VoltStriderXD

      4 years ago

      I came in like a WRECKING BALL

    • 0

      pokedex819

      4 years ago

      i think you mean ¨Without¨

    • 0

      Skylar

      4 years ago

      How bout don't worry about it bc they don't need to know we just wanna hear the song

    • 0

      Cody Terpstra

      4 years ago

      I meant to click the blue.

    • 0

      One X

      4 years ago

      you don't have to know how to write and spell the word to pronounce it you fool

    • 1

      HarryHDC

      4 years ago

      already a great singer ;D

    • 0

      Anna

      4 years ago

      I'm already a superb writer. I just need the voice

    • 0

      Amanda

      4 years ago

      We arent talking about everyone in the entire world, just yourself.

    • 0

      nascaryoshi123

      4 years ago

      Obviously if you look at songs today, no one gives a crap about the writer apparently.

    • 0

      ANIME4EVA

      4 years ago

      VOCALOID FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!

    • 2

      [Content Deleted]

      4 years ago

      I'm already a good singer......But I suck at writing

    • 2

      Luffy

      4 years ago

      Just because your a good singer doesn't mean your a bad writer.

    • 0

      The Delta Snivy

      4 years ago

      Basically, singing good means you have a great voice, so.. I'm free from my annoying voice forever :D

    • 0

      Roy12Zoom

      4 years ago

      FEEE GAAA ROOO.

    • 0

      William

      4 years ago

      Hellooooo has anyone heard of Shawn mendes

    • 0

      NXYZ

      4 years ago

      I can alredy sing well...so...

    • 0

      Ty Mercer

      4 years ago

      singers dont make much money. they have to pay their songwriters and their agents and stuff, so yeah

    • 0

      Twentyonepilots

      3 years ago

      All of y'all have deep meanings and I just wanted to be the third member of TOP

    • 0

      Louxandra

      3 years ago

      Already am NOT.

    • 0

      Madeline Jackson

      3 years ago

      I don't like to sing. I get self-conscious

    • 0

      Stetson

      2 years ago

      Well a lot of singing is just random shit in the shower... and I don't think that a songwriter is in the shower with you unless you banging them

    • 0

      GrumpyBastard

      2 years ago

      Jim did you mean to say without? also, some singers write there own songs(Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, most rappers, etc.)

    • 0

      greaterfiend

      1 year ago

      @Kuusou I found that funny cause I just came from a Harry Potter one.

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    Gringomiester

    8 years ago

    being a good singer means nothing in today's music.

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    Ardit

    10 years ago

    School would be that much easier

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      BigThinker

      8 years ago

      why would it be harder? writing good stories doesn't improve math or geography or anything else

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      Tom Swift

      7 years ago

      @BigThinker it makes you think more you will be able to make better sentences and put things together easily and thus learning easier. And you would be amazing in any writing things.

  • 15

    Cindy Ly

    8 years ago

    Singing goes far, but writing lives forever. Well, at least longer than a singer can. (Contradiction sentence) Who says you'll become famous? :P

  • 10

    Coolkid1256

    8 years ago

    You don't get out as good stories in songs. There aren't any three hour songs I know of.

  • 10

    hendrxson

    9 years ago

    singers are a dime a dozen and your work wont live on as long as a book will. once a singer dies sure they are popular and in but after a few decades people forget about you. a writer dies and if hes good enough his work could live on forever

    • 6

      nashcali22

      8 years ago

      Right talented singers aren't as common which is why they will be remembered. Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, Dusty Springfield, ADELE, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder are just a few that either are or will be remembered, millions of books are published every year, it would take you five years to read just the titles of every book published in 2011.

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      Aleksander Mortensen

      8 years ago

      I have no idea who those singers are, except Michael Jackson...

    • 5

      Denivire

      8 years ago

      nashcali22 ADELE is shit. Period.

    • 4

      Freddie Mercury

      7 years ago

      you forgot freddie mercury

    • 1

      Jamie Piktel

      7 years ago

      ADELE is pretty good. In my opinion. She isn't legendary, but she is pretty dang good.

    • 0

      SunnyCrapCake

      7 years ago

      If we're going to be playing this game, music has extremely varied opinions because no one sees one song the same. As such, books are much less varied in opinions, and you are more likely to be famous. I want to be a writer anyway though, so, yeah.

    • 0

      kamikazethecat

      6 years ago

      I want to go into politics, easy choice.

    • 0

      ANIME4EVA

      4 years ago

      AND HATSUNE MIKU

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      1 year ago

      @ANIME4EVA Uh, isn't Hatsune Miku a fictional character?

  • 7

    BBmG33

    8 years ago

    Writer. That way I could write AND illustrate! I don't see singing going with my drawings...

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    John May

    7 years ago

    One book: The Bible. One of the best selling BOOKS on the planet, as well as one of the most powerful to the human mind. Wars were fought over it, people murdered for it, nations crumbled from it, and it's still the most debated book in all of human history. Not to mention the Dune series, Enders Game, Catcher in the Rye, and millions of other books of equivalent power. What would you rather be remembered for? Writing a few songs about a girl who dumped you, or write an entire book that contains knowledge that will be treasured for millennia to come.

    • 1

      DirtyWhitePup

      6 years ago

      You sir have just won the internet for mentioning the bible without using an opinion.

    • 1

      MyCotingaBird

      1 year ago

      There are other books that are just as influential as the Bible and other books you listed there (although I am not familiar with Ender's Game). Think of C.S. Lewis' works, as well as Robert A. Heinein, George Orwell, Ray Bradbury, Ayn Rand, Kathryn Lasky (to an extent), Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Anne McCaffrey. Not very many people today can outdo those writers. But I wish they could.

  • 4

    zFredu

    7 years ago

    This geertionn needs a good singer

  • 4

    shoos1

    10 years ago

    I could write the next big book that would rival Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

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    FiReMOP

    4 years ago

    J.K Rowling made billions out of Harry Potter.

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    umbrardor

    4 years ago

    A beautiful poem lasts forever.

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    RealityWarping

    7 years ago

    I've always aspired to be one, because I've really wanted to cause extremely strong emotions in my readers. Getting that kind of reactions is one of the special things about writing.

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    Ihopethesequestionsdontcometrue

    8 years ago

    I love writing :)

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    Zack Acors

    8 years ago

    Even though there's more money with music, I would love to be able to write really awesome stories. Hell I could turn several of my game ideas into novels with that kind of talent.

  • 2

    Linkums

    8 years ago

    I'd like to be good at writing but... I still hate writing. It'd be a waste to be good at it but not ever feel like doing it.

  • 2

    Username2479

    8 years ago

    I feel like I have a lot to say, but can't accurately express it all. I'd love to write books. Plus I'm really not all that fond of getting up in front of people anyway.

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    Zack

    10 years ago

    You'd make a hell of a lot more money as a singer

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      Kuusou

      8 years ago

      You should look up how much money JK Rowling is worth.

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      theTexan

      8 years ago

      Look up how much money Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney made. JK is an exception, there are many more wealthy musicians.

  • 1

    Zander

    1 year ago

    im already a good writer

  • 1

    Darkmoon

    3 years ago

    I want to be an excellent author someday. This would always be my choice.

  • 1

    lulu

    3 years ago

    nobody likes education for some reason. why?

    • 0

      Bob

      3 years ago

      Because they don't like to learn, what a waste

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      1 year ago

      Leftists caused all of this. Whatever they touch turns to dust. They hate human creativity for some reason.

  • 1

    Loth

    3 years ago

    I can sing like a girl, pretty good for a guy who sounds depressed.

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      1 year ago

      I have heard of some singers who have higher voices than the female singers, especially in duets. Jefferson Starship is an example.

  • 1

    TheLegendC15

    3 years ago

    I'm already not a bad writer so I'd rather sing.

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    june

    3 years ago

    singing is just talent. Superb writing on the other hand involves talent of word choice and sentence structure with the vast addition of imagination that beats singing any day.

  • 1

    IcedCoffee

    3 years ago

    I will live up to J.K rowling with her stories

  • 1

    tehfangirl

    3 years ago

    i tend to get sick a lot which causes me to loose my voice so i'd rather write

  • 1

    The_Christopher

    4 years ago

    Singing sucks

  • 1

    Warren

    4 years ago

    I have terrible singing!

  • 1

    Senpie

    4 years ago

    Can I be so excellent that when I sing GO DIE IN A HOLE the person of my choice will? I hope so...

  • 1

    TsukiyamaTrash

    4 years ago

    Well I mean... I could write good FanFiction this way??

  • 1

    yacine

    4 years ago

    Nah m8 J.K Rowling better than Kanye West or some dumb shit... Atleast people name planets after things in my book.

  • 1

    rollingstones1039

    4 years ago

    more famus as a singer

  • 1

    Yokoasso

    4 years ago

    anyone can become a skillful writer, being a singer is different thing

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      Yokoasso

      4 years ago

      Also, I'm worse singer than writer AND singer's writer's can be anyone, just be sure your lyrics make no sense.

  • 1

    sweetraindrops

    4 years ago

    I love singing, no jokes here. But I love writing just as well. Being able to write a story, have it captivate the audience. Singing accomplishes that too but just imagining writing a series, a whole collection of your own stories is just too good to pass up for singing like an angel.

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    Kerk

    6 years ago

    Lots of good singers never get anything as where writers get rich as long as it sells.

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    Icelise1009

    6 years ago

    So ironic I'm an amazing singer

  • 1

    Sean Maher

    7 years ago

    I already am one.

    • 0

      El-Syd

      5 years ago

      so why not go for the other and have both?

  • 1

    José Fonseca

    7 years ago

    I'm already both anyway :I

  • 1

    Grammar_Nazi

    7 years ago

    I'm already amazing at both, but I love singing so much.

  • 1

    William Michael Keith Furniss

    7 years ago

    I am a superb writter

  • 1

    kittycaty45

    7 years ago

    I'm fine with the way I write

  • 1

    Geesh

    7 years ago

    More like become famous from writing books songs and scripts for good movies.

  • 1

    Caelan Alexander Dalros

    7 years ago

    Terrible singer anyway!

  • 1

    sparkle_swift

    8 years ago

    I'm an amazing singer. And I'm not just saying that

  • 1

    Mustafa Ashraf

    8 years ago

    a song writer is very important indeed, but the sad truth is that the singer always takes all the credit. unless if you were Adele or Taylor Swift

  • 1

    Chase Eckland

    8 years ago

    I already like writing so...

  • 1

    JustCarefree

    8 years ago

    Being an excellent singer earns you tours around the world.

  • 1

    Chad Spencer

    8 years ago

    That is the problem with the music industry today. You can be both.

  • 1

    Chad Spencer

    8 years ago

    That is the problem with the music industry today. You can be both.

  • 1

    Gavin

    8 years ago

    Writing can get you remember for centuries, singing can get you remembered for decades. Also you have to be discovered to become famous, anyone with writing skill can get a book published.

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