Mary-Sue flaws, and good flawsThe flaws that weren'tMary-Sue flaws, and good flaws6 months ago in Writing More Like This
Many Mary-Sue’s have flaws that don’t really count as flaws, and still make them absolutely perfect. Here are some of them.
Being too pretty or too good at everything
There’s nothing bad about being pretty or good at a lot of things, it’s just what people say when they try to defend their Mary-Sue’s so they don’t have to fix them.
This does not mean all stubbornness, only when the characters are only stubborn until somebody explains it do them, then they change their minds.
Rage or temper problems
Not all characters with rage issues are Mary-Sue’s. A Mary-Sue with rage issues will never attack or even snap at any important character (such as the love interest). The Mary-Sue would also only attack characters that fully deserve it.
This is sometimes used to make her seem more innocent. Funny how it goes away as soon as the intended love interest/popular
Flash's Guide to Reader Inserts- How toFlash's Guide to Reader-InsertsFlash's Guide to Reader Inserts- How to7 months ago in Writing More Like This
reader-insert- A story in which the reader inserts himself or herself; this usually occurs within a fanfiction.
Within this guide, I will cover a variety of techniques and tips to make your inserts elevate to a whole new level. These tips can range from formatting to grammar, so find a good position on your couch- this may take a bit of getting used to. Before we start, please note that I am certainly not a professional writer. These are just a list of useful head-ups that I wish to share with all of you.
Part I: Types of Inserts
There are plenty of types of inserts to get your creative juices flowing. I'm going to give an in-depth analysis on each one for you!
Probably the most commonly used type for inserts. It's where the setting of the story takes place in the universe of the show/book/game you're doing the insert based off of. They usuall
Tips for Writing Good Fan FictionTips for Writing Good Fan FictionTips for Writing Good Fan Fiction7 months ago in Writing More Like This
Hello! I’m Indy, or Indiana if you prefer the long version, and this is somewhat of a tutorial on what I look for, and find, in good fanfiction. I’ve been writing fanfic my whole life, and I’ve dabbled in many fandoms, most notably of which have been Sonic the Hedgehog and Portal. I’ll offer some insight as to how I write, as well as things I notice inexperienced writers tend to do. Before I start, I’d like to make a disclaimer that I am of course not an expert. Hopefully this is helpful to someone.
Understand Your Characters
This is a very important thing to do if you really want to do a good job. You can write a story without understanding them, of course, but the more deeply you know the character, the deeper the story is going to be. You want the story to be deep. You want the reader to lose themselves in the story, and if something jumps