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Go full anime and give lots of descriptions about girls panties, tits and the sort OR if you're feeling adventurous have detailed descriptions of a dudes penis because you know inclusivity.
I wonder if he's ever made anything and how it holds up, honestly. I always laugh when I see a critic fail to measure up to their own standards.
Make the villains multidimensional characters. And have random bystanders, absolutely everyone who isn't one hundred percent pretty and isn't written from a POV perspective a drooling imbecile or a piece o' shit. Remember: the real villains in the story are the demented, belligerent masses. Go out of your way to exact vindictive punishment on undeveloped characters. Make the laws of the universe bend towards their torment. Have objective metaphysical systems that judge whether a person is good or evil and really drive it in how Mr. Rude Merchant is so evil for making a character cry that the villains who literally burned an entire village down last panel are in the right to torture him.
Don'twriteknights,princes,princesses,kings,or queensunlessyou'reroyalty.Fill your book entirely with orange man bad TDS screeching and references to current politics that will be quickly dated. Write all sympathetic characters as obese black people with a million genders each and all unsympathetic ones as straight white men twiddling their moustaches and sneering "I smirk at your pain!" at dying illegal immigrants. Have Central Americans say "Latinx" even though I've never heard anyone say that in my life. Have absolutely no regard for the laws of nature whatsoever, but claim reality has a liberal bias. Accuse anyone writing about anything they didn't personally experience of cultural appropriation. At no point give any sort of nuance or balance to any arguments, and have characters give lengthy, tiresome Atlas Shrugged style speeches on how straight white male patriarchy must be dismantled and replaced with a global Islamic caliphate.
The book How Not To Write A Novel from the 2000s is a good read for this.
Adding to that, characters should never reveal their motives for shit they did in the story as well.Characters don't change and should stay the same as they were in the beginning of the story.
Characters don't change and should stay the same as they were in the beginning of the story.
Also not respecting pronouns, etnic identy or just generally minority issues is great way to show who is evil (just in case an old rich white man wasn't strong enough). Deadnaming, missgendering, not thinking highly of sex work, against BLM and other forms of totally evil and definitely violent bigotry is fine show this way, just remember the trigger warnings. Otherhand good guys are always perfectly up to date about this stuff or the very worse accept the education they get provided early in the story. Also make sure that situations these get mentioned pop up and show the proper response and feelings one should have. This isn't awkward the slightest.Don'twriteknights,princes,princesses,kings,or queensunlessyou'reroyalty.
In fact, never write any character that isn't exactly like you (evil straight white male bigots being the exception of course, someone has to be the villain). Speaking of which, bisexual gender fluid trans characters who don't tolerate no microaggressions and use hip millennial/zoomer social media language will feel totally at home in any setting. Historical fiction, somewhat realistic medieval fantasy, post-apocalyptic setting, you name it. A great way to make a character likable and relatable is to have them prioritize their preferred pronouns above all else while people are having trouble getting food.
Make sure to kill, humiliate, or kill and humiliate the beloved character of whatever franchise you managed to get in control of. Bonus points if you then go onto Twitter and call people who dislike your work Nazis.A lot of this advice feels like it's thinly veiled callouts of Neil Druckmann and I can't tell if that's deliberate on everyone's parts or if TLOU2 was just that badly written.