Help! I have a Mary Sue!Help! I have a Mary Sue!1 month ago in Writing More Like This
You know that you have a Mary Sue when she upsets the monochromatic color scheme of my Writer's Guides.
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Internet communities often lash out at writers who create Mary Sues. Declaring the writing to be below their standards, they proceed to punish the creators. They mock the characters, verbally abuse the writers, and write hyperbolically about how much they wish the characters would die.
Bullying writers (who may be very young) is only going to make them afraid to write—and therefore improve—or share their work. Not only that, but it discourages other writers from speaking for fear of public mockery, and it may silence the voices that could someday become great.
If you've directly or indirectly suffered from the abuse of such individuals, let me first apologize on their behalf. I don't care if your story stinks so much that it can be smelled from fifty miles away; mocking you for it is
What Is a Mary Sue?Hover over blue text for elaboration.What Is a Mary Sue?3 weeks ago in Writing More Like This
Mary Sues are a common phenomenon in stories: a character who gets special treatment. The definition of a Mary Sue is subjective, so it isn't always easy to tell whether a character is or isn't a Sue.
A male Mary Sue might be called a Gary Stu, Marty Stu, or Marty Sue. Male characters are less often accused of being Mary Sues than females are.
Mary Sues are a natural part of learning to write, and while the writing community often lashes out at writers for creating them, their existence does not indicate a lack of writing ability. Mary Sues can be analyzed, improved, and outgrown over time, and they're common starting places for many writers.
Mary Sues are created when the author becomes too invested in a character (or that character's success) for the story's own good. This can manifest itself in a number of ways, such as...
Writing Process TipsThis tutorial isn't about how to create a great story. It's about the actual process of writing. The Oxford Dictionary defines "process" as "a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end". I define it as "how you get stuff done".Writing Process Tips1 month ago in Writing More Like This
The best advice I think anyone can ever give you about your writing process is to figure out what works for you. Some writers love to lay down commandments such as "thou shall not have a TV in your writing room" and insist that following their rules is the only path to success. But everyone is different and every writer works differently.
That said, while developing my own writing process (a task that is still ongoing), I've often found it helpful to try out advice from other writers. So here are five things that I personally find helpful as part of my writing process. Maybe at least one of them will be helpful to someone else.
1. Write down ideas
If you're like me, you have more ideas for s
Write A Successful Reader Insert/X Reader TUTORIALHow to Write a Successful "Reader Insert/X Reader" FanFictionWrite A Successful Reader Insert/X Reader TUTORIAL1 month ago in Writing More Like This
Step 1: Choose your fandom. This is one of, if not the, most important step. Choose ONE (1) fandom. I suggest you do not cross fandoms when writing a "reader insert/x reader." While it may seem to be a great idea, it, sadly, is not. When crossing fandoms in "reader inserts/x readers," things get very chaotic and very difficult to manage. This may/most likely will also confuse and, in return, scare your targeted reader away. You don't want that. If you want to create a "reader insert/x reader" and can't decide between fandoms, choose one to focus on, then when the first is finished, start on the next. If you are talented/experienced enough in writing, like I believe myself to be, you may work on both at the same time. It is not suggested, though. It may result in a little confusion on what fandom you are writing in which story
50 Plot Savers1. Kill a character by-insert random accident that was no one’s fault here- go through (at least) three chapters of that character being dead, and then make them return as a villain thirsty for vengeance against your main characters or a very depressed person with –insert minimum wage job here50 Plot Savers1 month ago in Writing More Like This
2. Two characters who hate each other are stuck together in some abandoned- insert random building here- by a freak storm and are forced to put up with one another for a whole night.
3. Your main character(s) finds a magic-insert item here- at-insert random place- which forces them to have to go on a long drawn out journey to-insert made-up town in an actual country no one’s ever heard of
4. Whatever place your character is in right now is haunted by-insert angry paranormal being here- and therefore they are hit in the head with a- insert first object that enters your mind.
5. Your characters get invited to a party
6. Your characters find some reason to get on boat
7. A male cha
Pony Codes, UpdatedMain CharactersPony Codes, Updated3 days ago in Writing More Like This
Accessorize Code (for Wonderbolt outfit, only):
How to Make A Good Ninjago OC!How to Make A Good Ninjago OC!1 month ago in Writing More Like This
How to make a good Ninjago oc!
You must be here because you want to make an oc, has had an oc that's been
called at Mary-Sue, OR you're worried that your oc IS a Mary-sue.
Well, you've come to the right place!
You're going to learn how to make a great oc that can be approved by others.
Most of this explains how to stay away from certain things, so your oc doesn't
look like a fairy process awesome rad freak show.
1. Let's make an oc!
To start, you must choose among the two species- Ninja or Serpentine.
Read this if you chose ninja!
For starters, what element would your character have? I wouldn't use one that is
STAY AWAY FROM WIND,WATER, AND DARK
Once you've found an element, choose a ninja suit color that would MATCH.
If it's plant element, you wouldn't want your ninja wearing white, would you? HA
Next you think of accessories and a weapon.
I wouldn't use a weapon that someone uses in the show....
That shows ZERO CREATIVE POINTS.
About Character HistoriesIt’s been over a year that I’ve become the mod of a fairly popular RP Group on Deviantart and I’ve seen hundreds, if not thousands of Applications in the process. To be perfectly honest I’m tired of seeing the same thing over and over and over again. I’ve seen some really outstandingly good characters and I’ve seen plenty of really, really bad ones. Of course I’m not talking about the character art; I’m talking about the character bio.About Character Histories1 month ago in Writing More Like This
Now, I’ve recently come into a discussion with =Lolalaan and I decided that I wanted to write about this in hopes of many people reading it, thus spreading a bit of awareness and help people improve. I am by far not an expert on the topic, and while I do believe that =viralremix did a great job in writing an introduction to RP Groups and to joining them (Seriously, go check that out, it’s very helpful! Even for people already experienced wi
Nuclear Sustainability Essay Many may argue the negative effects of Nuclear Power. However, unlike many, I agree that nuclear power is ourNuclear Sustainability Essay2 weeks ago in Writing More Like This
best option. I fully support the United State's implementation of nuclear power for many reasons. It has clean air
emissions, is relatively safe, and can produce large quantities of energy. It is also easier to deal with it's waste rather
then the waste from natural gas emissions. To top it off, it is also considered to be a sustainable recourse.
Nuclear power may produce waste, but there are safe ways for dealing with it and it does not produce nearly as
much waste as different energy sources; such as fossil fuels. The waist can be isolated by burying it deep under ground
or storing it inside of a power plant. Both ways are completely safe to the environment. Even though burying it may not
seem safe, it is so far underground that it will not be disturbed and can decay until it is not harmful anymore. Storing it
in the power plants is a very safe way t
Roleplay terms you may or may not knowRole-Play TermsRoleplay terms you may or may not know1 month ago in Writing More Like This
Cyber || sexual encounter between characters there are terms related to this term that will not be safe to explained. feel free to post your own tutorial involving these terms under a mature label! make sure that kids cannot view it.
Erp || Erp can be another term for Cyber, however, it is usually meant for Exotic, or Erotic. Note that since this is such a term I will not explain it fully.
RP || short for role-play
one liners || when you rp specifically with one to three sentences on one to two lines. using * or - to explain action and not cuffing talking with " it is not by book writing and follows little to no grammar rules. I've seen text talk in this style of rp before.
Ex: *she walked up to him and licked his face.* that tickle?
Para || short for Paragraph. Usually means that you post at least three to four lines during an rp with understandable grammar, and spelling.
Ex: The young boy fiddled with his jacket for
I'm 57% insane lolI'm 57% insane lol1 month ago in Writing More Like This
 You have screamed at an inanimate object for "hurting you".
 You have run into a glass/screen door.
 You have jumped out of a moving vehicle.
[x] You have thought of something funny and laughed, and then people gave you weird looks.
 You have run into a tree/bush.
 You have been called a blond.
So Far: 1
[x] you know that it IS possible to lick your elbow.
[x] You just tried to lick your elbow.
[x] You never knew that the Alphabet and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star had the same melody.
[x] You just sang them to make sure.
[x] You have tripped on your own feet and fallen.
[x] You have choked on your own spit.
So Far: 7
 you have seen the Matrix and still don't get it.
[x] You type with three fingers or less.
You have accidentally caught something on fire.
 You tried to drink out of a straw, but it went into your nose.
[x] You have caught yourself drooling.
So far: 9
 you have fallen asleep in class.
[x] Sometimes you just stop thinking.
 Sometimes when you are telling
Thommy Historia como deberia ser parte 3Thommy Historia como deberia ser parte 36 days ago in Writing More Like This
Han pasado muchas cosa verdad? Y ha pasado mucho tiempo. Quiero que los ultimos capitulos tenga buena calidad, que sean gratos para ustedes, seré detallista, porque quiero que lo entiendan como yo quiero. Perdonen por muchas cosas que he dicho hace años, he madurado, y me he vuelto comprensiva. Los quiero a todos
La soledad de haber jugado a dos puntas fue profunda, no había perdón en sus acciones, por más que no las haya echo con intención de lastimarlo. La tristeza reinaba su mundo, día tras día era un calvario en el que ella misma se metió. Odiando la manipulación, el abuso de la inocencia, el acoso del sexo opuesto y la burla de estos mismos para poder aprovecharse de su bondad.
Ella se preguntaba - Por qué yo?-una y otra vez- Odio a mis padres, odio a los hombres, odio a todos- se repetía. Afirmando una y otra vez que el mundo estaba en su contra, que nadie la amaba de verdad, que no tení
Jouzhen-REMAKE (PREVIEW)Blu was in her burrow, she was designing battle claws, when she heard her family coming back from hunting. She was pretty sure it was her family but they were all black and red. Her father Blaze was wearing a metal mask just like the one she had designed on the wall. Her brothers and sisters were wearing battle claws. She had seen a forest fire not to far away. Maybe i can get to my family before the fire does She though.Jouzhen-REMAKE (PREVIEW)1 month ago in Writing More Like This
She walked out of her burrow, her father saw her, and yelled at her brothers and sisters to get me. They didn't want to come save me, they wanted to kill me. I went further back into my burrow All nine of my brothers and sisters wanted to come in here and kill me? I had thought not knowing that my tutor was outside.
Now i knew why this was happening, my tutor had gotton mad at my father for not accepting me. My father did not like me because i was blue. Then thick black smoke was coming into my burrow. I curled up into a ball, knowing that i was gonna die here. I woul