Avoiding Female Stereotypes

Female Stereotypes.jpgSo this article has been bumping around in my head for a while. Probably because I’ve read books/seen movies that left me cringing at the stereotypes/clichés that popped their heads up.

I do admit to being a bit of a stickler for good characters and a little piece of me dies when I see/read anything where there is the heavily clichéd archetype dynamic!

(I’ve even seen it touted as something that should be used as a template for creating characters *shudder*)

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How NOT to write a Mary Sue

How not to write a mary sueWait a minute, is this a post on a Tuesday? Yes it is! The reason is that I wanted all my older tutorials that had originally been on my dA page to be listed here. This is the last so now it’s up I can go on submitting new tutorials.

Don’t worry, there will still be a new post this Friday. For those who haven’t read this before, consider it a bonus post 🙂

So, what is a Mary Sue?

It is used as a form of criticism in literature and refers to an idealised and somewhat “perfect” character. One that appears to have no flaws or if they do they are so limited that all the “perfect” characteristics overwhelm them, making the character “flat.”
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