Okay this is awkward enough. Nevermind the title - it was the only thing that came to mind. Anyways last weekend - being a long weekend - I scribbled out some chapters to a fiction that has been in the back of my mind for a while. Instead of me editing them - as I almost always end up over thinking my fiction on edits, blame my non-fiction background - I tossed them to my sister who just finished this summer her university with a major in Dramatic Arts [acting] and a minor in English Lit/Creative Writing. When we met up for coffees this morning her first words are do you realize you just wrote [let's call him K] K into this? Now in real life K is older than me and also a long term family friend, and I'll admit I've had a crush on him for years - aside from his cheeky / fun-loving nature the man, does, after all have a killer voice when he speaks his mother tongue [he's European] even if his English sounds odd to those that know him. But right now I am starring at a story with a savvy Casanova - that I am enjoying the character of, like with Tobias [who is based off a friend] I find making my MCs off of my friends easier cause then I know what sort of personality I am using rather than clumping things together - and thinking dang it. See I've always been taught not to get too attached to the MC because then you're going to turn them into Mary Sues. They are "perfect" with no way of making problems and no faults. So has anyone had this "problem" and any tips. Cause given a choice I'd rather not toss Casanova K - he works well with the story - but I am afraid of making him too Mary Sue(ish). Or that my thoughts to the real K will turn the female MC - just touched upon right now - into some simmering school-girl goofball.