John Brown, debut author of Servant of a Dark God, joins us for this discussion of the avoidance of self-insertion. In polite company we call this the “Mary Sue,” because it’s difficult to say “self-insertion” in polite company, much less with a straight face.
In broader terms, what we’re covering is voice, and how to make our characters sound like themselves rather than us.
This week’s Writing Excuses is Brought to you by Servant of a Dark God by John Brown.
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