# Help! My Story Has the Mary-Sue Disease

## byL.C. Morgenstern

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Mary-Sue Disease is like Chicken Pox: Every author’s work comes down with it at least once and it’s not hard to cure ...if you know how.

Have you been told that your character is a “Mary Sue” because they have cool traits? RUBBISH.

Or that “Mary-Sue” means any awesome female character? NONSENSE.

Or that admitting Mary-Sues are badly written and need improvement is anti-feminist? BULLSHIT.

This book has real advice about how to make your awesome character with all those cool traits actually work. And you know what?

With a little chicken soup and love, any story can overcome Mary-Sue Disease and star a well-rounded, awesome protagonist.

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Title:Help! My Story Has the Mary-Sue DiseaseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:194 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.41 inPublished:February 25, 2017Publisher:Inspector Faerie PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0473385678

ISBN - 13:9780473385675

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Contents

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Part One: Appearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Hair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Eyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Body Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Part Two: Culture, Fitting One’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Morals  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Sexuality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Part Three: Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
“Tragic” Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Familial Relationships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Race and Species . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Part Four: Lifestyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Profession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Hobbies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Personality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Part Five: Special Attributes and Other Oddities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Disabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Flaws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

Magic and Powers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Prophecy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181

About the Author . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187

Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189