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Mary-Sue: Who is She? by HatedLove6 [Reviews - 0]
Summary: Have you ever been accused of making a Mary Sue, or just want to know what they are? Well come inside and take a look-see. The guides will help with your character development, plot, and even a little bit of your writing style so you can avoid being accused of making a Mary-Sue ever again. Or maybe you just want writing advice whether it comes to writing certain scenes, or writing main characters that are animals. I dive into all of that!
Categories: Writers' Guide, Characters, Plots, Scenes, Common Complaints
Characters: Various, Reader, Original Character(s)
Genres: Other
Story Types: None
Warnings: Mild Sexual References, Mildly Explicit, Sexual dialogue
Challenges: None



 
Writers' Guide, Art Advice, Essays, Articles

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: Mild Sexual References
Main Characters: None
Genres: Other | Story Types: Collection, Essay, General, Other, Review
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 4847 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: This is the first of many of my guides that explains the different facets of Mary-Sues. Here, you'll learn what Mary-Sues are, what they are not, how to create a balanced character, and what to do if you see a suspected Suethor.

This is based on my observations and opinions on various writing sites, and I believe that Mary-Sues are more than just the characters themselves. I have many more guides, which are compiled as a series here called "Mary-Sue: Who is She?" So if you have more questions, maybe one of my other guides can answer them.
Published: 03/30/11 | Updated: 03/30/11
 
Writers' Guide, Articles, Characters, Plots, Common Complaints

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: None
Main Characters: None
Genres: Satire | Story Types: Collection, Continuation, Essay
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 3617 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: You are absolutely sure your characters are not Mary-Sues or Gary-Stus etc. You have given them flaws, weaknesses, and such believability that they could be reading over your shoulder. So why are people still claiming your character is a MS? It could be in your writing style!
Published: 04/07/11 | Updated: 04/12/11
 
Writers' Guide, Characters, Common Complaints

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: None
Main Characters: None
Genres: Other | Story Types: Essay
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 4809 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Have people complained about a character being too powerful? Well, this will answer precisely how much power is "too much."
Published: 01/22/12 | Updated: 01/22/12
 
Writers' Guide, Scenes

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: Violence
Main Characters: Other
Genres: Other | Story Types: Collection, Essay, Other
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 2323 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: A basic guide to writing fight scenes, and an added bonus of adding physical weakness to your character to avoid the Mary-Sue label.
Published: 01/23/12 | Updated: 01/24/12
 
Writers' Guide, Characters, Plots, Common Complaints

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: Mild Sexual References
Main Characters: None
Genres: Other | Story Types: Collection, Essay, Other
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 2838 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Have people complained to you that your characters or story aren't realistic enough? But do you have a reason, and now you're unsure? What if I told you that you don't always have to write realistically?
Published: 03/16/12 | Updated: 03/16/12
 
Writers' Guide, Characters

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: Mild Sexual References, Mildly Explicit
Main Characters: None
Genres: None | Story Types: Other
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 4582 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Yes, character sheets technically aren't allowed on most writing sites, however for those that do allow them, there is a purpose to them, if followed correctly. So, if character sheets can't tell the audience everything about the character, the story or the writing style, how can the reviewer tell the creator that their character might be underdeveloped? In otherwords, a Mary-Sue?
Published: 04/15/12 | Updated: 04/15/12
 
Writers' Guide, Plots, Scenes, Themes & Genres, Common Complaints

Rated: Adult | Warnings: Erotica, Explicit Material, Incest, Mild Sexual References, Sexual dialogue, Sexual Situations
Main Characters: None
Genres: General | Story Types: General
Length: 3 chapter(s) / 17901 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: This is where I discuss the romance genre in general, along with what you should worry about when writing overused plots, along with how to write sex scenes.
Published: 05/10/12 | Updated: 08/11/14
 
Writers' Guide, Characters, Common Complaints

Rated: Youth | Warnings: None
Main Characters: None
Genres: Other | Story Types: Other
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 3797 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Has anyone complained about your character's name for one reason or another? Was it because it was too plain, or perhaps too "strange"? Or maybe it just didn't fit somewhere? Maybe it was because it was a too popular name or a name that had been used too often? Is it that one aspect of your character that makes people call your character a Mary-Sue?

While names are somewhat important, it's certainly something that shouldn't be considered the number one way to declare whether your character's a Sue or not, and here's why.
Published: 08/13/12 | Updated: 08/13/12
 
Writers' Guide, Characters, Common Complaints

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: None
Main Characters: None
Genres: Other | Story Types: Essay
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 3185 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Do you have animal main characters, but don't know how to go about writing them? Are you afraid of making them "too human"?
Published: 09/18/12 | Updated: 09/18/12
 
Writers' Guide, Scenes

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: Drug References
Main Characters: None
Genres: Other | Story Types: Other
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 2588 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Dreams and flashbacks aren't the easiest scenes to portray, and there are often people who say "writers who write dream/flashbacks in their story are obviously amateurs." So let's learn how to write these scenes well and blow their minds.
Published: 09/23/12 | Updated: 09/23/12
 
Common Complaints

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: Drug References, Mild Adult Situations, Mild Sexual References, Spoilers
Main Characters: None
Genres: None | Story Types: Collection
Length: 29 chapter(s) / 36007 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Welcome to The Mary-Sue Complaints Checklist! Got a complaint about a character trait, or a plot device? Maybe it’s more of a writing style pet peeve. Come on in and read why these specific “traits” aren’t necessarily Mary-Sueish.
Published: 09/23/12 | Updated: 06/17/15
 
Writers' Guide

Rated: Youth | Warnings: None
Main Characters: None
Genres: General | Story Types: Essay
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 1495 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: A five-piece advice when critiquing anyone's story, whether you're judging a story for Mary-Sueism or not.
Published: 12/30/13 | Updated: 12/30/13
 
Writers' Guide, Art Advice, Essays, Articles

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: Coarse Language
Main Characters: None
Genres: General | Story Types: Essay
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 1 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: My final words when it comes to Mary-Sues. Please help.
Published: 09/08/14 | Updated: 09/08/14


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