Friday, September 11, 2015

Avoiding the Mary Sue/Gary Stu

I came across this today, and I thought it was fabulous:

TEST: Is your character a Mary Sue?

Go to this site and answer a bunch of questions to objectively analyze your character.

I'm proud to say my two main characters passed with flying colors - yay! - though I lost points because my lead girl looks a lot like me (or did, when I was 17) and has a couple of my habits and likes/dislikes. I figure that's okay for one character, after all, I'm a bit of newby. It's a good thing to keep in mind, though, as I continue writing.

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