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Writing Mary Sue

Challenge Details

They're everywhere: irritating, egotistical, painful to read. But how many people have actually approached a story with the intent of writing one? Is a well-written Mary Sue possible? What makes people write them in the first place? Find out for yourself by writing one of your own! Note: This challenge is not meant for parodies of Mary Sues, entertaining though they may be.


  1. The Sue must be a main character. She must be female, and she can be either an OC or a very underdeveloped character from canon.
  2. The story must involve a romance with a Tolkien character. Events relating to this must constitute the plot or a subplot.
  3. All ratings accepted.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

angelsfyre1 - Blood Thorns
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 20 Jun 06
A possible spy is found in Imladris. who is she and what is her purpose? Glorfindel/OC
angelsfyre1 - Hellfire
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 15 May 06
A mysterious ranger is called by Gandalf to attend the Coucil of Elrond and reluctantly follows the Fellowship to find destiny foretold.
Jael - Cophetua
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 31 May 09
The long Ages of an immortal life sometimes bring the opportunity for second chances. The trick is having the wisdom to make the most of them. Thranduil; OFC. Romance/Drama "Adult"
Lalaith - Counsels in Rivendell
General Audience
Last Updated: 29 Apr 03
A story set in Rivendell during the War of the Ring. Featuring my very own OFC, Nindorien, as well as many wonderful Tolkien characters. Deals with the exchanging of counsels between the Elves of the House of Elrond.
Nessime - If Ever Two Were One...
General Audience
Last Updated: 31 Aug 05
What began as a simple story about a woman of the Rohirrim, wife to one of the Riders in Eomer's eored, has become instead a full blown biography, liberally sprinkled with romance, intrigue, and tragedy. This will remain a WiP for the foreseeable future as I've no wish to ruin the lives of these characters with my own eagerness to see their story completed. Canon characters mingle freely with OCs, but I promise there are no non-canonical romances here.
Werecat - Wish upon a Star
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 13 Mar 05
Girl falls to Middle Earth, hoping to meet the object of her desire: Legolas. However, things turn quite differently from what she expected. AU, of course. Parody/Black humour. Rating and warning for violence and disturbing subjects, although nothing graphic.


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Entry Date: 26 Jul 06
Maid of Ainur
Entry Date: 17 Mar 08

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Challenge Info

Created: March 06, 2004

Challenge Topic: Fandom/Fanon

Entries: 8

Originator: Dwimordene

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