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Summary: You've carefully constructed your characters, your universe, and your plot. They all have wonderful development that you feel that it could actually all be real, but you're not getting good reviews. How can this be? What is getting in your way? Why on earth are people still calling your character's "Mary-Sue"? Well, no matter how careful you are, if the story isn't well-written, people will judge you even before they click on your story. Here's a few tips.
Rated: K
Categories: Articles Characters: None
Genres: Essay
Story Type: Essay, Non-smut
Warnings: No Warning
Challenges: None
Series: Mary-Sue: Who is She?
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Word count: 5194 Read: 1287
Published: 10/21/13 Updated: 10/21/13
Story Notes:
I started writing these in 2009 or 2010 solely because I hated what other people were claiming Mary-Sues to be. OH, she's beautiful? She's got to be a Mary-Sue! OH, he has all of these superpowers? He's definitely a god-mod Gary-Stu! It's all stupid, so I made my own definition, and I am quite satisfied with what I've come up with so far. This is the second part of ten in my Mary-Sue: Who is She? series. That's right, TEN!

1. Mary-Sue: How to Not Write Like you Have a Mary-Sue by HatedLove6 [Reviews - 0] (5194 words)
My overall point of this installment is that, even if none of this technically classifies as ways on how to determine whether or not your character or story is a Mary-Sue, it' better to not give those elitists one more reason to hate what you've written. Come up with good titles, write a decent summary, correctly tag your work, and check your spelling, grammar, and punctuation.