My Friend's Mary Sue
How to Help a Friend
While I focuses on friends with Mary Sues, most of this advice also applies to family members, art idols, and strangers.
Have you ever picked up a new story, feeling good about its potential to lift you up and alleviate your boredom, only to find that it houses a dreaded Mary Sue?
You stare at the piece of paper. Now what? You aren't pond scum, so you know better than to type "ur chara is a mary sue, u suck, go die in a hole." But what do you say? On the one hand, you don't want to hurt the writer's feelings, or turn them off of writing forever. But on the other, you feel that you have to say something...
This guide will help you respond to a situation like this. It will help you critique friends without making them mad at you, offer gentle pointers to your overeager little brother, or know when to back away from t
Ultimate Species ProfileI tried to cover everything possible, but there were so many questions that fit into more than one profile sheet. This was ultimately designed for developing a creature of your own (that is not a real animal or well known fantasy creature) to the point where it has its own civilisation. If your creature was intended to be just an animal in your world, then ignore all the complex civilisation questions. I intend to make a profile for societies and world/planets later on.
Age (how long has the species existed?):
Defence Mechanisms/Strategies (how do they protect themselves against predators?):
Locomotion (how do they move? Eg. humans walk, snakes slither):
Herbivore, Carnivore or Omnivore?:
Diet (specifically what they eat):
Illnesses (any unique diseases that the species is vulnerable to?):
Problems (any p
The 10 Worst Story Openings
*disclaimer* I did not come up with all this all by my lonesome, it kind of evolved from things I read by other people when researching how I should start something I was writing, and I noticed a lot of people were saying pretty much the same things. I know I’m cynical and I know there are bountiful exceptions to these so-called “rules.” These are just things to avoid or be careful about.
1. Waking up.
“BEEEP BEEP RIIIING RIIING, the alarm clock jerks 14 year old Jessica Parker out of a sound sleep. She groans and fumbles to shut it off. Her mom calls from the next room, ‘Hurry up Jessie you’re going to be late!’ Jessie wills herself to get up, and get ready for school. She looks into the mirror at her frizzy red hair, which always turns into a rat’s nest after sleeping. As she begins to brush out her tangled locks, her annoying little brother comes running into the roo
Species Design GuideDESCRIBE THE ENVIRONMENT
What is the weather like?
Is it mountainous, more like a plain? Describe the landscape and be as detailed as possible.
What is it rich in? And lacking in?
Anything else you want to add?
How do they get water? How often and how much of it do they need? This has to do with evolution of the species. (if your species does not require water to survive, explain)
What is their food source? How do they gather, harvest, or hunt it? Establishing their diet is important in shaping their lifestyle, so be thoughtful with your response.
Are they nesters, building a home in a permanent place, or are they nomadic? If nesters, in what sort of home do they dwell? How are they built or prepared? Where, geographically, do they choose to place their housing? If nomadic, what keeps them on the move? Are they following something or avoiding something? How do they find shelter when they stop to rest?
Are there other species they compete with for survival? (such as for resourc
100 Writing Prompts 2100 Writing Prompts 2
1. a silver car
2. a box full of keys, of all shapes and sizes
3. a hidden courtyard
4. a fuzzy purple blanket
5. a cracked piece of amber
6. chipped stone angels
7. a fan made of leaves
8. tiny windows
9. a flooded cave
10. a cheetah with a diamond collar
11. a book missing all its pages
12. a hair from a lion's mane
13. blue buttons
14. a dusty oil lamp
15. a pearl-handled brush
16. fireflies skimming the water
17. a telephone that rings at the same hour every night
18. a coat with many pockets
19. a silver hair tie
20. dead leaves scattered across the floor
21. violet-tinted spectacles
22. a teddy bear with mismatched eyes
23. a pincushion full of needles
24. little yellow apples
Tips for writing OC X CanonThere is nothing wrong with canon X OC as long as it’s well written. Don’t let anyone tell you that it’s wrong to ship canon with anyone besides the original cast, as that’s saying that shipping in any remakes of shows/games (such as Sonic X) is wrong.
You don’t have to care what others think. If you don’t mind destroying canon, and possibly getting flamed, than ignore this guide, and do it (just please don’t make me read it). Ship your Mary-Sue with every guy in the fandom for all I care. If you don’t want people pointing you out on this, say that you know about all the errors and that criticism is not wanted.
If you wouldn’t read something similar, don’t write it. This is always good to use, especially for OC X canon. If you wouldn’t read the story if it was writer by a stranger, then you may not wanna write it. If you think that your plot would be boring to read, then what makes you think others would wa
When Writing Sherlock Fanfiction Or ReaderficsYou know, this idea has been on my mind for a while, to make this post, especially after I made the Avengers one. While I'm not as close to the Sherlock fandom or stories as I am with comic books, I did indeed read the books when I was a child and I am well-acquainted with the characters and the idea that,as life goes, there is always a mystery to be solved and the game is always afoot.
So, I would naturally assume that the fanfiction of those who choose to write for this fandom would at least write stories that are mildly intelligent, portraying the personalities and the plots of the stories with coherency that makes it understandable and enjoyable to read. Unfortunately, I haven't seen it, not only on this site, but on many, many others.
Now hold on, I understand, I get that there are many a good writers on the internet that portray the characters marvelously, and they weave mysteries and the dry wit that would Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to shame if he read it (or to his great chagrin, h
Isolation(Jeff The Killer x Male!Reader) Part 3!Some things I need to address before I jump into the story.
1.) I don't know when I'll be able to post anything next week cuz we have a MAJOR test, which decides if we go to 10th grade or not....and yes...I am in 9th grade.....I'm younger then you think huh? And about the test, its online and its SUPER HARD!!!!! So if I seem a little grouchy, that's why and I'm sick and tired from school.
2.) I am trying to get the other x readers done, but again with school, being tired, and lazy....it's hard, but I'll have them up sometime.
That's about it for now.
I'm gonna stop stalling and get to the story, OH and I'm typing this RIGHT before I go to bed, so sorry if this sucks >w