Overview of maintaining character/story creativity:
• The first and most important thing to understand is that originality in the world as a whole isn’t dead, and creativity can only be lost in you if you let it. Sure it may seem like nothing’s original anymore due to the fact that most people are too lazy to even try. And this trend continues to discourage creativity in the sense of making it seem impossible to come up with something memorably original. So I’m here to encourage and to remind you that not only does originality exist, but it is very possible to keep coming up with new and creative things as you get olde
Personally, I would say if you find yourself creating any of these fantastical Mary Sues, just omit them and have done with it. But, in case you are dead set on keeping that character in the story world, I’ll share my two cents on how to subvert that individual sue trope with advice based off a realistic approach to that character.
• The number one common sue I see is the girl next door. She’s just your typical good girl. She has her quirks, but they’re irrelevant. She has a few pointless little hobbies or skills that are introduced before the writer actually vomits up a plot for her. Her social life is in ruins, but
• This is what I have gathered based on reading and analyzing all of the major Mary sue-related articles and looking at the tests multiple times. I hate reading, but I do read fast and its character stuff, so it does interest me. I didn't write all this for you or for anyone to say “___ doesn't make a character a sue! What are you talking about?” I typed this for you to know in general how I perceive them and list the traits based off an analysis. I’m not saying all sues have to have these—no, Mary sues are more often than not based off a combination of things, but how they are written is key.
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