Mary-Sues: Part 1Mary-Sues: Things You Need to Know and What to do if you see ThemMary-Sues: Part 14 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Mary-sues, Martha-sues, Marty-stus, Larry-Stus and Gary-Stus, we will all come across them at one point. Most of us have heard of them, some have been violently accused of making them via flaming, and others are still naïve to the terms. While people who have been on writing sites for years absolutely loathe them, most are inconsistent with an all-around definition. A majority claim that Mary-Sues are characters that are absolutely perfect in every shape, form and personality, while others just say that they are characters that are just too powerful, unique, or are so clichéd from past characters, and a few say they are self-inserts no matter how well-developed they are. Some on fan fiction sites even say that all Original Characters or Fan Characters (OCs) who are paired with a canon character or just take the spotlight are Mary-Sues. On the other side of the cr
The Mary Sue: Chapter 12Chapter 12: How to not be a "Mary Sue"The Mary Sue: Chapter 124 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
In the previous 11 chapters of The Guide to The Mary Sue we have discussed the different traits of the characters classified as "Mary Sue", and their effect on literature as a whole. The "Mary Sue" is a disease that has been spreading throughout the world of literature since the inclusion of appealing male characters in stories. While some Mary Sues have become socially accepted, in some cases, even worshiped, i.e. Bella Swan in Twilight , there are some that have become the bane of the fanfiction community.
In this chapter, our personal researcher into the world of the "Mary Sue", has some things she would like to say about how to avoid being THAT fanfic writer.
We've all been there. Looking through the pages of a book, slowly falling for [insert name of attractive male character here], and we have all wanted to escape this reality and live in the world that books and other pieces of literature have created. As someone who once s
How to weed out a Flippy-Sue.Alright, so I'm writing this to help turn Flippy-Sue's into actual characters.How to weed out a Flippy-Sue.4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
So, I'll round it off with a few simple numbers, if you have interest in a specific point, you can locate it that way; somewhat like a guide.
And I know there are probably a billion other guides that link to Flippy-Sues, but there can never be enough. Each number will also have a sort of added information-rant, I end up going off subject on the correct topic, so I may as well warn the reader.
Guide by numbers:
1. Making your story.
2. Creating the characters image and personality.
3. How not to make a Flippy-Sue, or a Sue in general.
4. How to make sure your opinion of the original character links well with reality.
5. Accepting a fellow writers point of view.
Down to the point:
1) Making your story:
From experience, it is easy to think up a million stories and plots, but it's tedious to get them down on paper and on the computer. So let's break it down;
---- For starters, if you are new to the writing side