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#Discussion #Workshop
Hi there! Some of you may know me as a writer, while others among you may know me as a reviewer. Regardless, I'm Golden Vision, and I'm here to help.

Help with what? you might ask. Well, pretty much anything, insofar as it relates to writing. I've noticed that there tends to be quite a gap between older, more experienced writers or reviewers, and those just breaking into the fanfiction "community." Some basic things include not knowing what LUS or SDT are acronyms for, or what it means, exactly, when a sentence is "clunky," or a character "OOC." As time goes on, people get better at improving their writing, but it can be a rough start. There are plenty of helpful guides and other tools out there, but often I find that a more personal touch can work wonders.

So, I am hosting the Writer's Workshop II over Livestream, this Thursday, July 12, at 3:00 PM EST. It's an opportunity for younger, more inexperienced writers (or indeed, any kind of writer at all—we all have something we need to work on), to submit any topic, problem, or conceptual issue, and for me to go over it in detail in order to help you resolve it in your own writing. The last time we did this, sometime around early May, was quite productive and a lot of fun, so I'm hoping this iteration of the Workshop will be just as good—if not better.

A good example of a submitted question could be:
>Can you go over Show, Don't Tell? I keep getting people saying that there's too much of that in my stories, but I don't really get it.

You can post a question or topic like that in here, and I'll add it to my "Teaching Queue" of things to go over on that date. Just check to make sure that your answer wasn't already gone over in the last Workshop; there are Youtube links below for you to try and see if your question has
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Stream: http://www.livestream.com/goldenvisionswritersworkshop

Because Golden was too silly to put it in before the break.
>> No. 128960
Google poni is best poni
>> No. 129003
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I went and watched the broadcast on pacing, and was pleasantly surprised with its execution. Is there a reason why I can't find past episodes on Youtube or in the past broadcasts area?

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Any good fics based on episodes like Return Of Harmony or Mare In The Moon and others?

Also any fanfics where Twilight acts like a badass biatch? or Rainbow Dash like a cute prankster?
Same for a NightmareMoon with good characterization or Luna like a laidback playful rebel?
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This looks like a request for recommendations for stories. This inquiry would belong in the 'Recommendations Thread', which you can find a link to in the stick. Please ask that there and delete this thread, as it would be useless at that point.

Edit: Somehow my computer herped and it didn't post for like... 10 minutes, and then there was already a post. I'll just sage my post instead.
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>> No. 130275
I've never found any god-to-honest, original quality Alternate Universe series of fiction based on this show.

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Been busy so I'm late here with this. So for those who haven't heard I apologize on making you lose a few days.


You may have seen this post in DHN and EQD as well, just don't mind the typo.

/fic/ has its fair share of writers so if any of you got the writing chops or want to try their hand at vertical writing then go for it. If anyone has questions I'll be checking this thread regularly so I'll try and keep you guys informed as best as I can. You can also try the email, tumblr, and our /collab/ thread which is provided in the link. Note: The /collab/ thread link is in the FAQ.
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>> No. 104244
Considering everything, if they were worried about that they would not make the animation to begin with...

But yes, the point of this is?
>> No. 104247
>tfw I have a good idea
>tfw I have a script I'm currently working on
>tfw I'm really busy

I -really- want to join this...but....
>> No. 104329
>Do you actually have anything specific in mind or is it just "We want a writer to make a fanfic suitable for animation"?

We have most of the crew positions filled out, but as a way to get the fandom into this, we've decided to let them write a screenplay for us.

Yes I am very well aware of the name. It is what it is can't dwell on it now, and not we shouldn't be getting in trouble for it.

>But yes, the point of this is?
To generate content. We've got this vast pool of talent going about doing their own thing. With this project we'll get it all in a melting pot and focus it into a visual medium. If you're feeling doubtful, you have every right to be, but you shouldn't. This project is being helmed by experienced individuals and in good hands.

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I think we have almost everything. I haven't seen a Twisted Metal crossover yet, though.

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>> No. 127195
There is an Animorph x MLP crossover
>> No. 127199
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I have yet to see an Inbetweeners/Pony fanfic
Will = Twilight Sparkle
Jay = Rainbow Dash
Simon = Fluttershy
Neil = Pinkie Pie
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Hello, ponypeople. I know this is a decently obscure request but, I've been out of the fandom for a long time now. One of the first fics I read was a fic where the mane 6 and some others attend a rave in Ponyville. The only thing I remember about it is that at some point, Pinkie goes crazy in it. I think I discovered it on EQD. Would you guys happen to know it? And if you don't, please recommend me some good ones similar to that. I'm getting back into bronydom and I want some good reads.
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>> No. 128939
There's also Crimps and Prance by Conner Cogwork, which also is on EQD. It's Cheerilee-centric, though, and probably not the one you're looking for.


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>> No. 128940
This is exactly it! Thanks, dude!
>> No. 128942
No problem; I'm glad my archaic knowledge of pre-November 2011 My Little Pony fics was useful for something.

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So I took it upon myself to write a guide to writing, based on some of the stuff I've learnt, and the repeat errors I've seen when doing reviews here. I'm not a published guy or even an English/Linguistics Major, but I like to believe I've learnt a few things about stuff in my time.

I'd like you guys to tell me what I got wrong. A lot of the guide is basically opinions, backed up by (I think) good reasons, but there's a section on grammar at the beginning and I'd like for that to be correct.

There are probably also two or three things that need to be expanded upon. I await /fic/'s thoughts on the matter.

I had fun writing this guide and I hope it's a least a little bit fun to read, and maybe informative as well.
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>> No. 92110
There's a shortlink now: http://derpy.me/EznGuide

Many updates and additions have been made since the last time this thread saw Page 0. Check out the thing on passive voice, the extended thing on crossovers, the technical note on dashes and also the bit I just revised about thesaurus use.

As always, comments are enabled and please do jump in and offer your perspective and correct my errors. This guide's really just a collection of stuff I've learnt, rather than any attempt to be an authority on fiction-writing.

Thanks to Kurbz, Cassius, DashAnon, Pav Feira and anyone else who's helped out recently.

Coming soon: "Plot" subsections dealing with Shipping, Grimdark and Sad. I've got some general ideas about what to write for all of them, but any help from people who actually have experience in those genres would be greatly appreciated.
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And I think another bump is in order. I've added and changed various things here and there since the last bump – the Plot section now has subsections on Grimdark, Shipping and Comedy, and there's a bit on quotation marks that I dumped in the Style section.

Future additions being considered/worked on in secret:
- Something on Sad for the plot section
- Appendices:
-- One for common MLP terms (like http://ponyfictionarchive.net/viewpage.php?page=terms but with a bit more stuff) and little rants about why you shouldn't call stallions "bucks", FoE fans.*
-- One for links to other pony guides, writing software, and helpful pages about writing on the internet.

*"Male deer and goats are referred to as bucks (larger species of male deer such as elk or moose are called bulls)"
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Added those appendices and will be fattening them up over the next few days! Feedback is appreciated, as always.


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So! After reading the sticky at >>43232, you've decided to make your own thread for a fic. Here's what your post should generally look like:

Name field: Masterroxxor#tripcode
Email field: [email protected]
Subject field: Masterrroxxor's OC Alicorn Adventures

Message field: (start message)
To /fic/, my awesome OC alicorn adventure somehow made it onto EqD! I've decided to share it all with you for some reason, though.
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>I accidentally thwarted my chance of getting on board with the Training Ground earlier on, and by this point, I kind of feel like it's too late.
Nonsense! The TG is built for stuff like this. If you don't want a general forum, why not take a look at the list of names on the Review Board and see who's available?
>While my story isn't gargantuan, it's long enough that I feel uncomfortable submitting it to a review thread. I could start over by submitting chapters one by one from the beginning and probably learn new things doing so, but I also feel that many of the problems I had at that early stage are no longer relevant to my writing today.
Whether you, as a writer, will not make similar mistakes now is irrelevant to the work produced. Don't let your growth prevent your previous work from getting the help it needs / deserves.

>With these things in mind, is it acceptable for me to try out creating a thread of my own?
There's no hard & fast rule about making your own story thread, just the simple truth that they rarely get any attention (unless it's 'read my story' attention you want, and not 'review please' - 'read my story' posts have moderate success).
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Did we update this or not yet?

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77758 No. 77758 [View]
#Publication #Proof of concept
/oat/ has regular news. Why don't we have regular fics? Published once a week or something. Just throwing the idea out there. No deadlines, no commitments. Just a bunch of one-shots or chapters of fics bundled together in one nice, convenient package. Not exclusive or anything, either.

Art and fic titles blatantly stolen from posts on Ponychan or FiMFiction. The only thing I did was take pictures and add text.
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>> No. 102151
>the difference between "accept because no reason to reject" and "reject because no reason to accept"

Basically, it's the difference between
>This isn't terrible and it plays by the rules, so let's accept it.
>This doesn't compel me, so let's reject it.

The policy should lead to a small pool of must-reads rather than EqD's large selection of general pleasantness.
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Blogpony fiat trumps all. Proof:

>> No. 102186

- It is high time for pony lit zines, plural.
- I was hoping the big EqD announcement would be the return of opinionated and interesting story posts. Nope. They continue to post without comment and host YouTube-level discussions.
- I call dibs on the name "Solar Flare Review and Lunar Annex"
- Even so, [Eustat: stop sucking and learn to write*] is a higher-priority personal goal than [Eustat: found a zine]
* I really should be good enough to get fics on EqD reliably before I bitch them out.
- Multiple zines with strict standards will likely provide a more satisfying playing field for both authors and readers than a monolithic one.

- EqD isn't a dumping ground. EqD is your English teacher or (particularly strict) mother and is trying to get the best out of you as an author. Either that, or their standards are oddly inconsistent.

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114198 No. 114198 [View]
The dev team for a new humanized pony visual novel, Starswirl Academy, is looking for talented writers! It's sort of like a RPG, but more focused on art and storytelling. Each Mane Six character gets their own storyline, with branching and interweaving plots. They are currently looking for plot writers for both the Twilight and Rarity storylines.

If this sounds like a good opportunity and you would like to contribute to this in-development project, check it out here: http://www.zap-apple.com/p/starswirl-academy.html and make sure to reply and tell us if you have applied!

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the project, I just think it looks like a good idea. We discussed this on IRC and decided that to help them out, we would start a thread telling ponies about it.
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It's humanized because there's already several Pony VNs being made. We love the characters, but wanted to make something that even non-fans could enjoy.
>> No. 128927
Why's this year-old thread resurrected?
>> No. 128928
Spambots: the #1 source of posts for /fic/.

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So yeah. After some discussion with reviewers, I'm taking the plunge and posting my own thread for this fic. If this offends, just tell me and down it goes.

SO. Chapter 4 of Divergence - "Foresight" is up and ready.
Following feedback, it will be submitted to pony valhalla.


Chapters 1 - 3 may be found here;

Please have a read, and let me know what you think. Shit is going on, so anyone who hasn't read through the previous chapters is... well, missing many somewhat crucial developments.
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Aaaaand a huge thank you to everyone who helped out. Chapter wouldn't be what it is without you all.
All in all? I'm pretty damned pleased :)

Chapter 10 - Juxtaposition--

FimFic link:
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Heyall! Like the stories posted here, this will be short. This thread is for minifics you bronies have come up with, so that we can keep them all tidied up in one place - here :D This is not necessarily a review thread; rather, it is just a thread that we can all dump our minifics in here for everypony to read and enjoy. You've no need to fear judgement here, because we don't have high expectations here - post a fic about Pinky Pie bombing Trolls for all I care O_O

Reviewers, if you really wanna review something, or pat an author on the back, or shove said author into a pit of lava, feel free, but if you're looking for the whole enchilada, you may be more at home at one of the dedicated review threads (read the sticky plees).

I only ask that you post your threads with the following info:

*Name of Fic
*Name of Author (If you want)
*Synopsis/Story Summary/Story Description

This thread may or may not become crazy, the picture IS ENTIRELY UNrelated to the thread, so sue me. Have a Nice Damn Day :D
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>> No. 124919
I've actually got my minifics compiled in one spot: http://www.fimfiction.net/story/10774/Future-Progressive%3A-The-Speedfics-and-Drabbles-of-Present-Perfect

It includes numerous contest entries (including my ill-fated one for the second minific writeoff), plus a number of things that just aren't long enough to warrant their own post. The longest is almost 3k (and posted only for posterity), but most are under 1k. Tags and such are included in the story description. (I need to change that, I think. Maybe I'll do it now.)
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#Author #Normal
I have just recently discovered my love of ponies, so I made a DeviantArt to try my hand at some fanfiction. I've not written much as of now, but would greatly appreciate some feedback on what I have so far.

(my computer is being buggy and I tried to post this earlier and I scanned a few pages but didn't see my post - so my apologies if this is a repeated post)
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>> No. 83573
Hi there, read this:

And if that doesn't help you enough:

This should get you on the right path.

Also, most people here hate deviantart, I suggest hosting it in google docs and fimfiction. You can still keep the deviant art one, just try to use those other two cause more people like it.
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Give her time.

So what... actually have you written? As you can see, links work perfectly well from this board, and most people won't even give you the time of day without:
- Title
- Summary/Synopsis
- Tags

As it stands, you just look kind of bad. Your post is sloppy, assumes that we care so much for your work that we would hunt it down, and that we really like to read Cupcakes.

Because all blind links go to Cupcakes.
>> No. 128905
Do you still have a link to the original? I keep wanting to read that last chapter that supposedly existed, but I can never find it.

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#Author #Collection
So I have decided to create a thread to share my work here on Ponychan.

I specialize in writing very... mature work (not clopfiction). I do enjoy writing all genres, however.

You can find my work (works in this post and future works) here:
DeviantArt (also has my "art"):
Pony Fiction Archive:
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Rise of the Legend Chapter 001 finally


I will provide the dA link and Pony Fiction Archive links whenever I put up a chapter of another fanfic (or a chapter of Rise of the Legend). I'm currently waiting on the approval of an artist to use his work as a preview image on dA before I upload it there.

Please read the prologue first so that you know what's happening.


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128511 No. 128511 [View] [Last 50 posts]
Accolades [writeoff.rogerdodger.me] | All anthologies [www.fimfiction.net] | Current list of participants [goo.gl] | Event overview [writeoff.rogerdodger.me]

Hey, we haven’t had a write-off in a while! What’s up with that? Who knows. Well, here it goes. If you’re new to this, here’s the gist:

– Participants write stories over a 72 hour period
– The stories are written from a prompt decided at the event’s onset
– Participants submit their work to an anonymous anthology
– Readers then rate the stories
– Finally, everything gets wrapped up with author reveals and winners announced

If you’d like to participate, just put a comment down in this webzone and I’ll add you to the list.
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>> No. 128852
One Night at an Izakaya
You do a great job of creating atmosphere, and the characters are very well fleshed out. The writing itself was quite good, but two things bothered me. First, there wasn't much conflict here. It plays more as a nice scene than a story. Second, the pervasiveness of the Japanese cultural elements and the opening infodump were a bit much for me. It seemed to force a long story's worth of world-building into a short story, and came across somewhat as the author wanting to show off his knowledge of Japan. There are times that showing off works (hell, I wrote a whole column on the subject), but you have to be very careful with how you use that type of expert knowledge in a story to avoid alienating readers.

Actions Speak Louder than Words
This was definitely a cute story. I can't say it was surprising, but the little bits of characterization showing how they react differently to their situation were very nice. The emotional content was somewhat superficial, but in a way, that could work, depending on what you want to do with the story. This is one I could actually see being "dumbed down," so to speak, and made into something that feels like a children's tale, or revised into a more general-audience slice-of-life story.

Good job, everyone. There are always a few stinkers in every write-off, at least until now. None of these entries were bad.
>> No. 128854
Practically impossible not to do, I'd say. Everyone brings their own perceptions to the table, and get's something different out of a story (though not always too different, one could argue).

Thanks for the compliments :3
It's interesting to see your theories, especially since I was mostly flying by the seat of my pants and never really nailed down just what the request was about, though I had a solid idea. I won't tell what it was, just to be that guy XD

As for your story, it definitely deserved 1st, so congrats! Near the end I expected you to go the route of Two either killing or seriously hurting Roseluck, and I'm glad you didn't, if only for the sake of my heart not dying. Though you did leave it open for that to happen eventually.
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image I found on FB. Thought it was pretty relevant. :3

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128871 No. 128871 [View]
#Author #Reviewer #Normal #Random #Sad #Comedy #Grimdark #anything but clop or shipping

hello Fellow writers/reviewers
I am here to take requests from your head canons
to your general ideas about the show, however I will not write shipfics or clopfics

As well, I will review your works, either post a link or put right in the thread! I will try to critique it to the best of my ability.

Any writings I have that are worth sharing are up on pastebin @morrowisk

Ask away!

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