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112503 No. 112503 [View]
#Discussion
I was sitting here at my computer, trying to add something to the multitude of stories I have in production, and I can't think of a damn thing. That got me wondering:

How do others write? How do you write? What do you do to prepare? Physical exercise? Play music? Game? Or does the urge just hit you out of the blue?

How do you go about starting a session? Do you make a skeleton of the story, then fill in the meat as you go along? Do you write out full scenes and endings, then go back and make them fit? Or, like me, do you generally not even have an idea where you want to take the story; you just sit down and start writing?

Do you let others see it before it's finished (besides editors)? Do you let no one?

Just idol curiosity. Feel free to answer all or none, at your discretion. Or add more talking points, if you have them.
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>> No. 112893
>>112834

>Well, then... that was very detailed and informative. If it means anything, I now have your post saved on a google doc.
Really? It actually means a lot! The best reward for writing is to know you've been read. You mentioned Stephen King's "On writing," and may recognize similar sentiments in my own methods. This is because I have also read that book and found it very helpful: It actually made me think about how I organized my thoughts.

>I'll be consulting your steps soon.
Please note that I didn't make my list ahead of time and then promise to stick to it: I looked back on the habits I'd already formed and put them into words. A story needs to grow a little on it's own, and so it is with writers. Do what works for you!

On the topic of music, I usually listen to whatever I like even if it is hilariously inappropriate for the scene I'm writing. I'll often leave a single song on loop and forget about it for an hour. Only rarely do I pick music that matches the writing, but I can recall at least one tragic tear-jerker scene that required a haunting little music-box tune:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSJ8Wc4lgEE
>> No. 112958
Ah, but gaming does indeed help me think about what to write. My time spent in front of a TV is often shared with my time in front of my computer, and I find I can flesh out ideas much easier when I have something to occupy my hands. Just sitting in front of my laptop in a quite room does not lend itself well to brainstorming for me; I function best when my mind has other things to concentrate on. Gaming and watching shows impart that sense of chaos that I need in order to focus. Same too with my job; when I'm working with my hands, my mind is working on my writings. By far though, what helps me the most is travel. Seeing the countryside fly by greases the gears in my mind.

To each writer; their own methods of writing.

@Spatial
13k was a cakewalk. When I first read the preview of it, I figured it was going to be a Warhammer crossover. But you certainly did away with that assumption quickly. In the end, I was very much comparing it to the Cassandra Kresnov novels.

It was definitely interesting, and quite enjoyable. I couldn't find any continuity errors in my first read through, and any spelling or grammatical errors I either didn't find or missed completely. The descriptions got somewhat lethargic at some points; I found myself skipping ahead a few sentences every now and then just to get back into the plot.

Overall, it's a very solid beginning. Personally though, I wouldn't really allude to the ending as you did in the academic inserts. It reassures the reader that there'll probably be a happy ending. I don't feel that assurance is useful; you're dumping the whole of the reader's want to continue reading on the "in's not the destination, it's the journey" trope. Throwing that in there adds something of a safety net.Take that with a grain of salt though; I'm a horror writer. I like keeping my readers guessing.
>> No. 112960
>>112958
The prologue has been sitting in my Gdocs folder collecting dust, and finally someone (not counting my editor) has read it. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed it, and also happy that you gave me criticism.

>The descriptions got somewhat lethargic at some points; I found myself skipping ahead a few sentences every now and then just to get back into the plot.
Descriptions aren't my forte, but I'll work to make them a bit more interesting and less-wordy.

>Personally though, I wouldn't really allude to the ending as you did in the academic inserts. It reassures the reader that there'll probably be a happy ending. I don't feel that assurance is useful; you're dumping the whole of the reader's want to continue reading on the "in's not the destination, it's the journey" trope. Throwing that in there adds something of a safety net.Take that with a grain of salt though; I'm a horror writer. I like keeping my readers guessing.
Asimov used the academic inserts, but I suppose I alluded to (or outright stated) the prologue's ending more than he had in the first part of Foundation, killing a good portion of possible suspense. I'll probably tweak those inserts after GV reviews it, though.

Thanks, Basilisk. If you ever need a proof-reader/reviewer, just let me know or pop me an e-mail. I would gladly help out.


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#Reviewer
Between July 6th and July 15, I will be out of town on a vacation. However, this vacation will involve a lot of airplane and bus travel. During that travel time, having nothing better to do except catching up on A Song of Ice and Fire, which my friends keep chiding me for not doing I will force myself to thoughtfully read through 150k words of MLP fanfiction, taking stream-of-consciousness notes. Later in my trip, I will revisit and skim through each piece of writing, consider all of my notes, and collect my thoughts into a multitude of reviews that will be posted in this thread during the week of the 15th.

Rules
1) If you can’t wait until the week of July 15 for a review, don’t submit.
2) No more than one submission per person, and no more than 15k words per submission. NOTE: If you request a review for a chapter in a multi-part story, every chapter that precedes it counts towards that limit, as I will be reading it.
3) If your submission is a sequel to or derivative work of another story (that includes other fictional universes that are crossed-over into), you waive any and all privilege of my attention / response when and if you chose to bitch at me for “not getting it” or criticizing the work for lack of explanation/substantiation of plot elements or characters that are introduced elsewhere. You submit what you submit, not that and everything else necessary to understand it.
4) I will NOT accept stories hosted on fimfiction.net, fanfiction.net, ponyfictionarchive.net, pastebin or ponychan (as an uploaded file). The preferred formats are Google Documents, downloadable PDF and .mobi or some other Kindle-compatible format in which text reflow works really well (you get brownie points and extra attention to detail if you can convert your fanfic to that).
5) Pornographic and gore-nographic stories will also be accepted, but only if submitted by email; you are not (per the rules of Ponychan) permitted to post them on this forum. Note, however, that I will read these with mu
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Now, this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down. I'd like to take a minute, so please have patience, and tell you how I met the prince of the Glacist nations.

Second part of my review of Ice and Fire:
http://www.fimfiction.net/blog/49670
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>>112666
And slap me hard well you did. Acknowledged, and I'll get to replying you on the Fimfic side of the net.
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http://www.fimfiction.net/blog/50176

That concludes the thread (but feel free to respond/ask questions). Later this week I'll ask it be locked.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz6iO4p1pgY&t=3m10s


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94904 No. 94904 [View] [Last 50 posts]
#Discussion
Title says it all.

For me:

Most underrated: This Platinum Crown
Most overrated: Fallout Equestria
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112902
Gotta say The Liar.
I mean, everyone seems to think its backwards progression is so great. It's literally one of the easiest gimmicks in the world. Just copy/paste the ending to the top of the document. The whole "evil entity" thing was hackneyed. Oh, and the synopsis was terrible.

Also, bump.
>> No. 112909
Most Overrated: MLD of course.

Most Underrated: Starlight Over Detrot. I have no idea why this doesn't have more people tracking it. It just started, but it's already pulled me in like nothing else in the fandom has, and the author actually seems to have a plan for where they want the whole thing to go.
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Whatever happened to Long Distance? It has always been a grossly underrated fic, and it shaped into a nice adventure. Just now in the latter chapters it's all coming to a head with pent-up unresolved issues coming out and many disparate, far-removed plot elements coming together for what promises to be one hell of a revelation.


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112553 No. 112553 [View]
#Discussion
Elsewhere, the topic was raised about the current state of /fic/, as has been so frequently raised recently. One point of discussion was the staff of "regular" reviewers who lurk around here, whether they be maintainers of serial threads, regular lurkers of TTG, or shmucks like me who review one fic per month.

How /fic/ currently gains new reviewers:
+ Writers are rejected by EQD and sent here. Writers get a review on TTG. Some of these writers, intrigued, decide to stick around and do reviews of their own. To my knowledge, the vast majority of reviewers started like that.
+ Some people are reviewers from other sites (like FFN) who are interested in reviewing pony fics. They hear about /fic/ from somewhere and eventually end up here. This is definitely how a few folks got here, but it's a small minority of cases.
+ Possibly, some people were drawn here by some of /fic/'s competitions? (Please, let's not derail this thread into a discussion of "are competitions good for /fic/?" moreso than absolutely necessary.)
+ Other?

How /fic/ currently loses reviewers:
+ Boredom
+ Burnout
+ Drama
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>>112597
Why do I get the feeling my point was completely missed? Oh well.
>My impression of it was a caustic pool where stories went to die in flames.
>Only the ones that are actually not worth finishing.

I already understood that, and, as I said:

>My first impressions of this board couldn’t have been farther from the truth.

I realize that some fics need some serious tough love, though.
>> No. 112656
I think a significant portion of reviewer burnout may well be the perception of reviews as literary toilet paper.

A while ago in one of our periodic shitstorms, one of the antagonistic anons stated how once a review has been posted and read, it has served its purpose, so it doesn't matter if it falls into the deep or 404's.

Also, as alluded to, reviewing has seldom made anyone notable in this fandom, if at all. It takes long hard work putting out quality reviews and enough of them for a wide enough group of people for one's name to gain recognition. Furthermore, you have how reviews aren't something one would read for entertainment or even learning in some cases (i.e. a review highly specific to a story) and there is no centralized home for them, like FiMFiction is for stories. Writing stories on the other hand: it is capable of getting you fans far more easily.
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>>112646
I didn't miss your point, I just forgot the second half of my post, due to a distraction. Basically, I derped. I read your whole post, sorry about that.


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101134 No. 101134 [View]
#Discussion
S o I realized the other day that I write very... odd. It's not necessarily that what I write is odd. I mean, it's perfectly normal to write about a serial killer in a world of pastel colored ponies, right?

Right?
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Um, so yeah, anyway. I meant that how I write seems to be very unorthodox. I'm a very visual guy, I have to see things before I can really work with it. So the hardest part for me is actually getting it from my brain to the computer. Usually I'll stare at the screen for twenty minutes telling myself I'm a horrible writer, which I understand is par for the course with most authors. Then I lay down a very bare bones version of the story.
"She said this."
She did this.
"Then she said this."
Then she did this.
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>> No. 109305
I paint the scene, what's going through the heads of the characters, whenever I write I seem to sort of pick a character and do a third person omnipresent point of view. Then when shifting scenes I'll go to another.

I have a general gist of how I want a scene to flow, then add the details later on, and go back and fix stuff I don't like.

When I read, I imagine it in my head like a movie, even giving everyone their own voice. So maybe that has something to do with my writing style.

But that's just me
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>>101135
Are you me?
>> No. 112338
>>101134
i agree. your not insane. i too try to add detail and i get writers block. p.s. what was discord talking about?


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#Single fic #Shipping
It was a bright sunny day as Rainbow dash softly trotted along the stone path through the Ponyville market. Nothing cool was happening that day, so she decided a nice, cool walk would make her feel good. The suns soft rays bounced across her soft, sky-blue pelt. Everything was nice and perfect for Rainbow. It felt like nothing could stop her. But one thing did. As she trotted up to the poster wall, she noticed a cool Wonderbolts poster. It read,

Wonderbolts show, VIP passes can be bought for 50 bits. Talk to Soarin' outside Sugarcube Corner.

Rainbow squealed in delight, checking to see if she had 50 bits lying around in her saddlebag.

Buck, all my money is at home. She thought to herself. So, she quickly soared up to her house, and pulled some money out of her piggy bank. After getting the money, she quickly flew back down to town to see Soarin'. He was outside, a large line waiting to get VIP passes.

"Ugh! A giant line..I'll never get a VIP pass." She murmured to herself. However, Soarin' knew Rainbow, and waved to her.

"Hey! Rainbow dash! Come 'ere!" He said over the loud conversation that spread in the line. She smiled and trotted up to him with glee.
>> No. 112244
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You keep using the word "cool", which is ironic because this story is anything but.
>> No. 112247
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... I'm not sure what to think of it.

>So, she quickly soared up to her house, and pulled some money out of her piggy bank. After getting the money, she quickly flew back down to town to see Soarin'. He was outside, a large line waiting to get VIP passes.
>Later that day, around the Sunset, Rainbow was ready. She left the house, and flew over to the cloud. Soarin' was waiting there, ready to talk and hang out with Rainbow. She sat down, and he greeted her with a kiss. She giggled, and all night, they chatted, joked, ate food, stared at the stars, and kissed. When the date was finally over, they kissed for a longer time, and said their goodbyes.
>And after that, they did dates, and more dates. They were a perfect match. A Rainbow and her Soaring love.

I'm sure one of the gentlemen here can explain it better, but here goes. Don't do this. Don't write in summaries of events when you could be writing those events. A full scene is much more interesting than just being told "and then this happened and that happened, moving on".

This is, of course, assuming this is a serious attempt at showcasing. If it's not and it probably wasn't, posting it in /oat/ would've been a better idea.
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Gonna assume that your complete disappearance from the site after submitting this nearly half a day ago means I ought to just lock it.

In the future, please don't make threads like this on /fic/. Make 'em on /oat/.


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111834 No. 111834 [View]
#Discussion
One of the complaints I've noticed in writing pony fanfiction is that certain genres shouldn't be bothered with. Namely crossovers and dark stories. We'll forego shipping because that tends to bounce around so wildly.

This got me thinking. Why? What do readers have against crossovers and dark stories? Is it because the base we're using is a cartoon full of pretty ponies and flowers? Is it just the content in general? Is it because it's very easy to botch the whole thing and come up with a half-assed search and replace with ponies story?

What are your opinions on this?

Now, for the second part of this thread:

For those of you who do write crossovers and dark stories, why? You're fighting an uphill battle against the fandom. And like all fandoms, if you do poorly, the readers can be unforgiving. That isn't to say that their word is law. You can right a very good story and the readers will reject it outright because of content.

I'll start. I write dark because it's a challenge. I've been given a good base to stand on and I'm going to use it. I enjoy trying to put ponies through hoops, so to speak. They aren't human, I have to adapt my writing to accommodate that. I can't just have them pull a gun and shoot the bad guy, though I certainly could with skillful writing. I have to go through the motions, deal with the fact that they can't just reach out with a hoof and grab a lethal weapon, deal with the fact that they have to take the extra second to rear up and then lash out in a fight.
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>> No. 112162
For the first, I guess it's mostly because many want to stay within the show's main theme of peacefulness, laughs, and colourful figures, just like what you said.

Now, time for the second. I write dark and crossovers because I like challenges like you. Writers of dark stories go to territory which the real production team would never go, in my opinion. I enjoy comparing and contrasting two various universes. However, I will never do a copy-and-paste, ponified version of a story. I don't replace the characters with ponies and make them go through the exact same events. Instead, I just take small parts and elements and mix it together with Equestria.
>> No. 112172
>For those of you who do write crossovers and dark stories, why?

I've done a bit of writing, so far having 5 stories to my name, three of them as of yet unsubmitted. Two dark, two sad, and one Slice'o'life. Why do I write those stories? Because they're an idea that's stuck into my head. I've had a stray thought, and despite what I may want, they got stuck and kept growing bigger.

They won't leave me alone until I've gotten them on paper (or on the internet, but same dif), so I do.

If the idea happens to be violent, involve torture, or war, or ponies balling their eyes out, then so be it.
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>>112147
I blame 5AM for that derp.


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111701 No. 111701 [View]
#Podcast #Fanfiction
This week on The Brony Bookclub we interviewed Pav Feira about his great fan fiction, My Little Chrono: Triggers are Magic. We discussed the tenants of Fusion Fics, how to make a good one, the future of his own story, Pav and I interrupted each other at the same time, and I Squee-ed like a fangirl at the mention of a great anime. If you'd like to ask us something, comment on the show, give constructive criticism, or would like to help us, send us a letter at [email protected] You'll find this week's episode here: https://rapidshare.com/files/1405788420/Episode%203.mp3 Next week we'll be having on Dubs Rewatcher, author of ...And the Kitchen Sink with a theme of Comedy! See you all next week bronies!
>> No. 111995
Where's episodes 1 and 2?
>> No. 111999
>>111995
http://geekoutcentral.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Brony%20Bookclub


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105043 No. 105043 Locked [View] [Last 50 posts]
#Reviewer
Welcome to our review thread. Professor Hugbox and Minjask, at your service, we are happy to assist you in any way we can, as long as it involves reviewing your story.

This is a thread for new writers, or writers new to /fic/, but more seasoned authors are welcome here as well. We’ll look at your carefully crafted fanwork, and come back to you with any helpful tips or corrections we can find.
Neither of us is very picky about just what we’ll look at, but here are some rules and guidelines to get you started.

1) READ THE STICKY! The sticky is your friend, it contains helpful tips and resources that will make everypony’s life easier.
2) NO GORE OR PORN! Hey, we didn’t write the rules. If your story falls outside the acceptable content guidelines for ponychan, send it to one of us via email. Hugbox is more likely to enjoy that stuff, send it to him if he’s not overloaded with fics. Hugbox: [email protected] Minjask: [email protected]
3) Be patient , and polite. We volunteer our free time to look over your work thoroughly. If you’re not willing to wait for a quality review, you’re in the wrong place.
4) Never stop writing We’re here to help you, not put you down. Don’t feel discouraged by our review. Even if you decide to scrap your story idea, keep practicing. We hope to see you improve.

That said, here’s how we both operate.
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>>111508
>>111632
As much as it pains me to turn down a story, the queue is permanently closed, as my colleague Professor Hugbox was so kind to point out. I'll be moving to The Training Grounds soon, assuming it's going to still be there when I get there, but that's not important at the moment.
>>111657
No, not just yet, I've another review to post before then. I'll make the report myself when I'm ready, but thank you anyway.
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111755
It would seem we've hit autosage, so I'm not sure if a thread-lock is even necessary, but I'm going to report this anyway simply because I love the modposts I see sometimes.

Ghostwriter found me on the Doc, so the Review was conducted there.

And with that, this review thread is now closed, see ya in the Training Grounds ponies.
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Good night, sweet thread


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110252 No. 110252 [View] [Last 50 posts]
#Collection #Contest
SUBMISSION FORM: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFlxWDdITjVTVkJNdjRiZ0xzYWFRRmc6MQ

Welcome, one and all, to the first-ever MINIFIC MAYHEM! The title "Microfic Madness" was deemed too silly.

We here on the Minific Mayhem judge panel believe that brevity is the essence of wit, and also that writing short bursts is fun, or at least that it's easier than writing 100k word epics. In that spirit, this is not your typical writing competition. For starters, typical writing competitions don't like it when you submit something under 1000 words. Also, typical writing competitions don't require you to cram all your deep meaning into a mere 400 words. Think you've got the guts to wow your readers with an amount of words that would cause a college professor to automatically fail you for not writing enough? Prove it!

We're even offering some token prizes! Need some Riot Points? Some Steam swag with a total value of 10 dollars? How about some Gaia Gold? Then you're a loser. But these prizes can nevertheless be yours if you win the Readers' Choice award or are our winner or runner-up! Really, you should be entering for fun, not the prize.

Once entries are closed, public voting will begin, following the write-off's format. The fic with the top score will be considered the winner of the "Readers' Choice" award, and will not be considered for other categories. The 5 entries with the best scores, or more if it's a really close race, will be considered "finalists." The judges will decide on a winner and a runner-up.

If you've got any questions, talk to us! We're friendly! Usually. Fair warning, note that I didn't say we don't bite.
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>>111690
Wow, I completely forgot about this. Oh well,I did have a lot of stuff going on last week. Next time I guess
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>>111727
You aren't alone. Had this plan, but things sort of turned out, well, let's say I had a few loose ends to tie up.

And I had this limerick all planned out. Next time for sure.
>> No. 113634
What happened with this? Any updates you can provide? :O


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94457 No. 94457 [View]
#Single fic #Discussion #Normal #Sad
My Little Dashie by ROBCakeran53

Description: When your life is as dull a gray as the world that surrounds you, the mundanities can make it all seem meaningless. Sometimes all we need is a little color -- or six -- to reintroduce us to what truly makes life worth living.

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/story-my-little-dashie.html


I just read My Little Dashie, and I cried my eyes and heart out. Not since my fish died six years ago has anything--anything--moved me in such a way. I thought I had run out of tears to cry that day. I was so very wrong.

I know that there's a lot of people out there that say, or rather, denounce this fic as "overrated." "Contrived." "Forced." "Wish-fulfillment." "Down-right creepy." Well, guess what? They're all unmistakably wrong. This fic deserves every one of its six stars. From hearts exploding, to the incredibly D'awwww moment of finding Rainbow Dash in a box, to hearts exploding again. The father abandoning society for the sake of Rainbow Dash's development and his dedication to protect her from the outside melange of maladies that afflict what we call humanity. Rainbow Dash giving him a direction in life.

This, fellow bronies, goes beyond fanfiction. Beyond literature. This is a classic tale of a star-crossed parent and child, of strong bonds broken, of connection and loss. That is why it spoke to me... Spoke to us.
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>> No. 111590
>>111474
But bitterness is the only personality I've got!

>>111478
Sturgeon's Law applies, as always. Not to mention it's that much harder to make or take a recommendation considering that everyone has different tastes.

>>111546
Uhhh, yeah, sorry - see >>111458. I'm used to /rp/ and /ooc/ where threads rarely last more than a week or two, so when I pulled the thread up from a quick search, I didn't think to check the posting date.

>>111553
Yeah, but how do you make the distinction between hate/fanboys and others? For that matter, how would you define it in the first place?
>> No. 111595
>>111590
People that one-bomb or hand out fives like food stamps. I proposed a weighting system that would have users that don't properly use all five points on the scale would have their ratings reduced. Five implies near-perfection which, obviously, fan-made works rarely even approach, while a one would imply it's the scum of the earth and is only good as an example of what not to do.
MLD was a 2 for me.
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>>111595
>I proposed a weighting system that would have users that don't properly use all five points on the scale would have their ratings reduced.
I am too tired to be posting right now...


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110910 No. 110910 [View]
#Single fic #Crossover #Comedy #Dark
After an unplanned total eclipse of the sun, Fluttershy discovers an unusual plant and decides to take it home. But what she doesn't realize is that this plant could quite possibly spell the end of Equestria as we know it.

http://www.fimfiction.net/story/36681/Little-Fluttershop-of-Horrors
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>> No. 111556
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>>110980
>>111544

To be fair, the OP said absolutely nothing about looking for feedback. I personally don't see anything wrong with this.
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>>111556
I just want to expand on what >>110980 said, since a link to the sticky doesn't say much on its own. Also, I somehow got an idea that OP wanted a review. There's nothing wrong with the OP at all--I guess I'm just giving help where it isn't needed.

I'm not very bright.
>> No. 111562
There's nothing wrong with this thread. It's tagged properly and everything, which is a common mistake for single-fic threads.

However, /fic/ just doesn't give much traffic to single-fic threads. They're not common, and the ones we do have don't get much discussion.


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111530 No. 111530 [View]
#Single fic #Normal #Adventure
By: Geno Blast

Synopsis: Daring Do narrowly escapes from an old foe, only to find herself going from the frying pan to the fire. An ancient evil, a population corrupted against their will, and an intimidating unicorn threaten not only a small island, but possibly the entire world. Will Daring Do and her filly companion make it off the island alive? Just what is this "Ivory Idol"? If adventure has a mane, it must be Daring Do!

http://www.fimfiction.net/story/22634/Daring-Do-and-the-Ivory-Idol


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105796 No. 105796 [View] [Last 50 posts]
#Event
Last Event: >>98078
Accolades and previous event statistics: http://goo.gl/hgnDc
Current list of participants: http://goo.gl/FbbHu
All anthologies: http://www.fimfiction.net/user/fic+Write+Off

Read the new submission guidelines (http://goo.gl/syCJb) or fear Gushnor’s wrath.*

Hey, you! Yes, you! Are you a man? Are you a woman? Are you unsure? Do the answers to these questions even matter? No! because we’re here to talk about the /fic/ write-off! “What’s the /fic/ write-off?” I hear you say? Well, I’m glad you asked, Timmy. The /fic/ write-off is a gathering of warriors—old and young, great and small, block shaped and spherical. What do they compete in? My, writing, of course! Do you want to join the fiercest competition ever to sweep the land of ponyfic? Of course you do! Now stop reading this silly flavour text and get into the nitty gritty.

Here’s the lowdown:
– Participants write stories over a 72 hour period
– The stories are written from a prompt given at the event’s onset
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>> No. 107670
The new one, I presume
>> No. 111491
Sure, I'm in. I wont win, but it will surely be fun.
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>>111491

The contest is long since over, mate.


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107637 No. 107637 [View] [Last 50 posts]
#Collection #Event
Previous Thread: >>105796
Accolades and previous event statistics: http://goo.gl/hgnDc
Stories from this event: http://www.fimfiction.net/story/33043/Cutting-Ties
Voting for this event: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SSTP6M6 (See also: Voting on Entrants: A Primer)

Comments and ratings are highly appreciated!


Well, all I can say is... wow. The turnout this time was much larger than before, clocking in at an enormous 169,450 words. (For reference, the previous record was 97,696.) Since the turnout was so huge this time, the public voting stage is being extend until Mon, 2 July, 00:00 UTC. That gives everyone almost two weeks to read through and rate all the stories. Is that long enough? Who knows.

What's left to say? Go read them stories.
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>> No. 111391
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Must knock certain threads off the top page...

>>111242
>>111054

So I had to go back and count. On average, there was actually a pretty good rate of feedback; the average number of reviews per fic was 9, compared to the average number of votes per fic which was 17. That said, some fics did receive significantly fewer reviews, and I'm not sure there's much rhyme-or-reason to that. While my fic did end up with fewer comments than average, I definitely found those comments valuable.

In future rounds, I'd definitely encourage people to leave a short comment if possible. Even two sentences can provide very useful feedback. Plus I'm sure you'd like to get feedback on your own, so leaving feedback on others is paying it forward or whatev.
>> No. 111409
>>111391
Oh snap, I DID get less feedback on my fic. D: Tied for last! And here I thought I was just being paranoid!

Did you count both in-thread feedback and fimfic feedback? ;_;
>> No. 111433
>>111409
Eeyup.


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