Digression Girl

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What exactly is a “broken” power in fiction? I’ve talked about this a bit when we talk about Mary Stu’s and Gary Stu’s, but I think it helps just to tackle this by itself, because sometimes, characters are thought to be “broken” due to their powers, but may have other limitations that keep them grounded …

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Three Simple Starter Steps: ground the character in the setting, have them know their place in the fiction, and don’t work backwards. GROUND THE CHARACTER IN THE SETTING: This is one of the first big mistakes for writers who end up making a Mary Sue: the character they make may end up ridiculously overpowered, or …

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