What is Your Storytelling Superpower?

First of all, I must apologize once again.

13342865_271110166611573_7045568650889436214_nIt has been over a week since you’ve heard from me. I have a good excuse, really I do. My life has changed (read: things are crazy and chaotic) greatly in the past week, and I’ve been trying to catch up. Sometimes keeping up with the rest of my life is so difficult.

It has been over a week since you’ve heard from me. I have a good excuse, really I do. My life has changed (read: things are crazy and chaotic) greatly in the past week, and I’ve been trying to catch up. Sometimes keeping up with the rest of my life is so difficult.

Though I am behind with the DIY MFA Street Team questions, I am going to continue to answer them because the questions are so thought provoking.

The question I am answering this week is: “What’s Your Storytelling Superpower?”

For the writers in the group or readers too, the tendency is to stick to a “type” of character. For reading, this is the same. Readers tend to stick with the same types of books and only occasionally branching out. Sometimes awareness is the best thing for you.

Gabriela has a Storytelling Superpower quiz. You can find it here. Try it and see what answer you get. I’ve taken the quiz a couple of times and have gotten the same answer: Survivor.

Before I go further, let’s talk about the different types of storytelling superpowers. According to the quiz, there are four: Underdog, Disruptor, Survivor, and Protector.

The Underdog is someone who has a deep desire for change, either themselves or the world around them.

The Disruptor tends to be rebellious against the status quo.

The Survivor works very hard to survive whatever life throws at them.

The Protector sees the world in danger and will do anything they can to protect it.

Knowing where you fit into this scale will help with your writing. It may even challenge you to break out of the rut you’ve developed. Gabriela is running a week long class about this very subject later this month. Here is the link to sign up and more information.

STSP-Tweet-SurvivorMy storytelling superpower is Survivor. This result is both surprising and expected. My stories are often told from this type of character. I’m not sure if this is a good or bad thing, perhaps it simply is.

I’m excited about the class and can’t wait to learn more about both myself and my writing.

If you’d like to join the class check out DIY MFA.com/STSP. You’ll be glad you did.

2 thoughts on “What is Your Storytelling Superpower?

  1. The storytelling superpower is an interesting idea. I took the quiz and got Disruptor. I expected Protector, but when I thought about the blurb about it at the end of the quiz, Disruptor makes sense. I will have to think more about this. Thanks for the thought nudge. 🙂

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