A single-question Mary Sue litmus testI didn't think this is enough for a deviation, so I put this into a journal entry.More Like This
So, having been in the midst of Mary Sue conversations every now and then, I came up with a pretty simple Mary Sue litmus test. Or rather, "how much you need to pay attention to avoid making your character a Sue" litmus test.
So I wanna give this a shot. Feel free to try this with your characters! And feel also free to give feedback if you want. I'll probably edit more options later!
Here is the test:
From the list below, which descriptor portrays best how you think about your character?
Be honest with your answer.
Read then the result below.
1. "...me, just in a different setting."
2. "...a piece in a larger puzzle that ultimately forms my story."
3. "...my attempt to create as cool/cute/awesome character as possible."
4. "...my dear friend."
5. "...my baby/child."
6. "...my tool to smack a character (canon or original) that I don't like."
7. "...an ideal lover/fr