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Guide to OC CreationWing's Guide to OC CreationGuide to OC Creation8 years ago in General Fiction
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…You know, I still can't believe I'm actually doing this…
Ah, well. Welcome one and all to my slight break from writing Fanfiction (I swear I'll get back to it soon, I just need to get that stupid part for my computer at home, since I have no time to update/no way to reach my betas at school. 'Mutters darkly') to lend a helping hand to anyone who's interested! If you didn't get the concept in the summary, I'm WingsOfMorphius and I'm here to offer you some tips and tricks to character creation to help you avoid the dreaded Mary/Gary Sues.
To start, I'm gonna educate you guys on exactly what a Mary/Gary Sue is. (We all have to learn somewhere, after all…) Generally speaking, these are characters that are too 'perfect' to be believable. They're the ones that are the smartest, prettiest, strongest, fastest, most charismatic person in the world and who have no flaws whatsoever. The main character usually falls in love with them on sight,