How to write an OC Story

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WHAT MAKES A GOOD OC?

A "good OC" is the sort of OC most authors write about. That is, a "good OC" is a surefire way to ruin your reputation as an author. In fact, if you're planning to write a good OC story, you may want to skip this chapter. And the rest of this story.

A "good OC" must stand out. He/she must have something special about them - maybe a social dilemma. Maybe this OC is unable to control his/her powers. Mybe this OC is the victm of luosy speling mistaks.

For example, somewhere deep in the old stories, there is one about a few people, all of which have lame-seeming powers. In fact, it's not too hard to think of lame mutant powers, but for those of you with no imagination, lame powers include:

- Can detect other mutants

- Is not a mutant, but an alien or supernatural freak (that is, a mutant)

- Can talk to animals

- Can talk to the dead

- Can do everything

- Powers exactly mirroring those of a Marvel character

- Can become invisible (this one should not be used under any circumstances)

- Is more powerful than any other mutant in existence because ----

- All of the above

- No powers

- All of the above

- Can teleport

- Purely physical (ie. strength, skin/hair color, tail, extra arms)

- Can do anything except for kill evil villains

- Can become an instant subject of conversation

- Can act like a respectable person

- Can teleport

- Purely physical (ie. strength, skin/hair color, tail, extra arms)

- Can do anything except for kill evil villains

- Can become an instant subject of conversation

- Can act like a respectable person

- Can teleport

- Purely physical (ie. strength, skin/hair color, tail, extra arms)

- Can do anything except for kill evil villains

- Can become an instant subject of conversation

- Can act like a respectable person

- Can teleport

- Purely physical (ie. strength, skin/hair color, tail, extra arms)

- Can do anything except for kill evil villains

- Can become an instant subject of conversation

- Can act like a respectable person

- Can teleport

- Purely physical (ie. strength, skin/hair color, tail, extra arms)

- Can do anything except for kill evil villains

- Can become an instant subject of conversation

- Can act like a respectable person

- Can teleport

- Purely physical (ie. strength, skin/hair color, tail, extra arms)

- Can do anything except for kill evil villains

- Can become an instant subject of conversation

- Can act like a respectable person

- And ad infinitum, etcetera, so on, and what-not...

Of course, if you have lots of powers, that makes you a very lame character as well. for example, in a story I once read, there was a character who could:

1. Turn (partially) into any animal at will

2. Turn into a nymph-like creature with long, mysterious-looking hair wrapping around her body several times, down to the legs

3. Move wood by thought

4. Walk through wood

5. Move water by thought

And there were more things, but that was as much as I could remember.

INTERESTING SITUATIONS:

If you are an OC, your life will become much more interesting if (and these have been used before):

- You're Logan's daughter

- You look ugly

- You don't know what your powers are, or you won't show them to anyone (this is best used when an author cannot think of a power to give)

- You're Logan's daughter

- You have been viciously experimented on, preferrably by Stryker

- All people of the opposite gender fall madly in love with you and fight over you

- All people of the same gender lose their boyfriends/girlfriends to you and start attacking you

- You're Logan's daughter

- You have horns

- You can shapeshift (into any form)

- You are a thief

- You are madly in love with Logan

- You are madly in love with another OC (who happens to have the same powers as you)

- You're Logan's daughter

- You are doomed to die

- You have a cool catch-phrase

- You have a cool 'real name'

- You are related to Charles Xavier

- You're Logan's daughter

- You are related to Jean Grey

- You are related to one of the younger mutants

- You wreck havoc at the Institute

- You're Logan's daughter

- You are part of a crossover from another movie. Preferrably an action movie. But a movie based on a comic is fine. Or a fantasy movie/book.

- One or more of your parents is an X-Man or a villain

- One or more of your parents is Logan

- While we're on the subject, you're a lame OC if you're the child of Wolverine AND Deathstrike.

- An you're still lame if you're Logan's daughter

- You are sexually attractive to everyone (including Professor Xavier)

- You are Logan's daughter

Of course, if you want a decent OC, avoid making your character any of these at all costs. And I'm not sure if I got this down, but you shouldn't make a character Logan's daughter. That one's been used WAY too much.

As a final note: if your character MUST be Logan's daughter, make her as gentle or as rebellious as possible. Fights ensue.

Next time, I will be writing a story which is roughly the average of all OC stories I've seen. Until then, give me good reviews, or I might not add more chapters (as if you care)!