What's Your Storytelling Superpower?

Publish date:

In our social media-driven world, personality quizzes abound ... but have you ever wondered if taking one could reveal something useful about your writing? Enter the Storytelling Superpower quiz,a fun and surprisingly insightful analysis of your strongest writing qualities.

Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 9.36.23 AM

The quiz was developed by Gabriela Pereira, the founder of DIY MFA and the author of DIY MFA: Write with Focus, Read with Purpose, Build Your Community. Once you determine the character archetype who speaks to you most clearly, you can join Gabriela on June 17-24 for the Storytelling Superpower Summit, a weeklong virtual event that takes an in-depth look at the four character archetypes, their strengths and weaknesses, and the stories that generate the most dramatic conflict for them.

I took the quiz, which guided me through simple, visual-based prompts on my favorite book and season, and on certain characters and images that speak to me. I recommend going with your gut instinct; this will give you a more honest assessment than if you agonize over every question.

So what character should I be writing? According to the Storytelling Superpower quiz ...

Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 9.39.43 AM

... which is, in fact, pretty darn spot on.

How about you? What's your storytelling superpower? Take the quiz, and then share your results in the comments!

Rachel Randall is the editorial director for Writer's Digest Books.

Rachel Randall

Greta K. Kelly: Publishing Is a Marathon

Debut author Greta K. Kelly reveals how the idea for her novel sparked and the biggest surprise of her publication journey.

Poetic Forms

Mistress Bradstreet Stanza: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the Mistress Bradstreet stanza, an invented form of John Berryman.


Capital vs. Capitol (Grammar Rules)

Learn when to use capital vs. capitol with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.


On Writing to Give Grief Meaning and Write Out of Challenging Situations

Author Lily Dulan explains why writers have to be willing to go to difficult places inside themselves for their writing to make a positive impact on ourselves, others, and the world.


Gerald Brandt: Toeing the Line Between Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Science fiction author Gerald Brandt explains how this new series explores the genre boundary and how he came to find his newest book's focus.


Plot Twist Story Prompts: Moment of Doubt

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character experience a moment of doubt.


Caitlin O'Connell: Finding Connection and Community in Animal Rituals

In this post, Dr. Caitlin O'Connell shares what prompted her to write a book about finding connection and community in animal rituals, what surprised her in the writing process, and much more!


New Agent Alert: Zeynep Sen of WordLink Literary Agency

New literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Zeynep Sen of WordLink Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.


Mark Henick: On Memory, Healing, and Languishing Projects

Author Mark Henick shares how he was able to turn a successful TEDx talk into a memoir, even when the project didn't come as quickly as he expected.