“I believe everyone has a super hero inside them, waiting to be discovered.” – Anonymous
You may not always feel like a super hero when it comes to writing, but we can draw several parallels between everyday wordsmiths and our favorite masked wonders. Writing can be lonely at times, but gives us the power to change the world. We must fight to protect the people and the ideals we love, and must guard our personal integrity at all costs. Finally, the uniformity of the written page does something to shroud our favorite authors in mystery.
Yes, my writing companion, you are a super hero! You may not please every audience (after all, who does?), but someone out there has read your work and found themselves leaning on your strength, relying on your wisdom, and walking away a changed person. What an incredible calling we have!
So let’s get down to business. Exactly which “Super Writer” best fits your writing style? See which description fits you like a red glove, and let me know in the comments section!
“You’re much stronger than you think you are. Trust me.” – Superman
When it comes to writing, your message is as clear and focused as a high-powered laser beam. Others may despise your work, but their foul comments bounce off your chest like plastic bullets on a steel cage. You write with power and somehow manage to balance this with your “ordinary” life as well. You truly are a man or woman of steel!
“Why do we fall? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.” – Batman
Your writing persona is really nothing like your “real” self, and you prefer it that way. You’ve suffered some hard knocks as a writer – watching in terror as various critics have slaughtered your manuscripts in cold blood – and this has caused you to withdraw into yourself and keep the opinions of others at a safe distance. Despite those “nightmare moments,” however, you have not – and never will – give up.
“Whatever happens tomorrow you must promise me one thing. That you will stay who you are. Not a perfect soldier, but a good man.” – from Captain America
Nothing is as important to you as the integrity of your message. You live to seek out truth, and strive to share it clearly. Entertaining readers isn’t enough for you… you want to inspire your readers to do great things.
“You seriously think I’m a copy in a skintight red and blue suit?” – Spiderman
You may not be penning the next great American novel, but you’re witty and as entertaining as all get-out. You’re able to sling out quips and “quotable quotes” faster than most writers can type “Aunt May.” Just remember to use your power for good!
“I have no idea where I’m going to be tomorrow, but I accept the fact that tomorrow will come. And I’m going to rise to meet it.” – Wonder Woman
Others tend to underestimate your abilities, but you know that you have what it takes to make a lasting difference in this world. You take criticism in stride and refuse to let victories go to your head. Above all, you try to learn from every experience – every opportunity – so you can come back even stronger the next time.
“You didn’t see that coming?” – Quicksilver
While others can agonize for days over a single line of writing, you have the uncanny ability to churn pieces out at lightning fast speed. Your mind is as quick as your typing fingers, and things usually turn out right the first time. Who says Quantity and Quality are mutually exclusive?
So… Which Writing Hero Are You?
Whichever description seemed to fit, don’t ever underestimate your power to influence others as someone who has devoted your life to writing. And remember to give it your all! After all, “with great power comes great responsibility.“
Today’s post is part of the A-to-Z Challenge, where participants commit to posting one article for each day during the month of April – one for every letter of the alphabet.
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