Thoughtcrime 027: Mary Sue/Marty Stu Character

  I go solo for this episode to discuss character development, and a common mistake many new authors make: creating a Mary Sue/Marty Stu character.

How to Write Not Good: The Mary Sue/Marty Stu

– Jacob Foxx – When I was younger, I dreamed of being a Jedi fighting alongside Obi-Wan. In the climactic battle, I was the one who finished off the Sith Lord, of course. The force was strong with me, endowing me with epic Jedi skills. There was also a time when I fantasized of being […]

TC 018: How to Write Bad Science Fiction

  I go solo in this episode to go over the five ways to write an absolute dumpster fire of a novel. Drawing on my own experiences, input from editors and literary agents, and advice from other authors, I put together a good list of ways beginning sci-fi authors can fail, and how to avoid […]