Anyone remember that song?
I loved it in sixth grade, having absolutely no clue what it meant.
In the writing world, there's a Mary Jane too, and she's not welcome in our stories. My RWR (the RWA magazine) came in the mail last month and one writer did an interesting article on writer terms. I hadn't heard the Mary Jane one in a while so thought I'd pass it on.
A Mary Jane is basically when the main character is too perfect.
Ever written a Mary Jane? Ever read one? Without pinpointing authors, can you name any characters that were so Mary Janish you gagged?
I'm officially a ditz. The term I'm referring to is MARY SUE, not Mary Jane...Whoops!