I still get asked if a character is a Mary Sue. Most of these askers fundamentally don't understand what a Mary Sue is. I'm here to help!
Eve, My Accidental Autistic Character
How can people write an autistic character without realizing it? It's more common than you think.
Fido’s New Kitten: An Autism Story
Fido is over the moon to meet his new puppy... but soon he discovers that she's behaving strangely. What's going on with his puppy?
What Counts as a Character Flaw?
Beginning writers may give their characters cutesy flaws like clumsiness. But a true flaw involves choices and consequences. Here's how to build a realistic character without sacrificing likability.
Why Readers Hate Angel Rainnen
What makes a detestable villain? Why do readers hate Dolores Umbridge more than Voldemort? How do you write a character that readers just want to punch? Today we explore characters who we love to hate, using Angel Rainnen as an example.
Why Readers Like Glitter
Let's take a deep dive into what makes readers like a character, using Glitter from Silent Voice as an example.