Do you think your story is good, but needs more ratings?  Don't know why you are disliked to hell?  Can't find any more polite ways to self-promote your story? You're in the right spot.

Welcome to Authors Helping Authors

We have a folder for your stories.  But this isn't just your typical place the story in the folder and hope for the best.  This is Author Helping Authors, this isn't just self-promotion, its self-promotion with a purpose, for this group has two Golden Rules.

You review, you can promote.

If you are reviewed, it is recommended you review the other author's story.

Members that review the stories in this group will get to ask the people they've reviewed to review their own stories (if they have any) and those people are obligated to review them.  That way everybody has a higher chance of getting more readers, ratings if the reviewer likes their fic, or at least an opinion of how people think of one's fic.

Congratulations to Prolet and his story A Hole in the Sky, for wining the Five-Hundred Member Fic Contest! Go give it some love!

Reviewing Rules

This is how it works. Author A and B are both members of this group, and know by checking the member list that either author is a member, with their stories submitted into their folders. Author A reviews B's story. A fills out this form:

This review is brought to you on behalf of the group: Authors Helping Authors

Name of Story: Eg. Inky Jay's Awesome Adventure in Equestria

Grammar score out of 10 (1 is grammar that needs to be worked upon as basic principles such as capitalization and spelling is an issue, and 10 is impeccable):  Example. 8

Pros (list three pros)

Example: Its premise was a delightful spin on the Human in Equestria genre.

The OC is energetically developed.

It was hilarious.

Cons (list three cons)

Example: You have some issues with advanced grammar and capitalization

You tend to get wordy at times.

I thought Twilight was slightly out of character when she went crazy

Notes Section (how you can improve your fic, at the very least an elaboration of Pros and Cons section)

Example: I think you may want to try to give more reason for Twilight's descent into stress mode.  Possibly try to involve Inky Jay a little more.  I like how wordy you get, but sometimes a simple sentence shall suffice in certain situations, such as the romantic scene between Inky and Rainbow Dash.  As for the advanced grammar and capitalization, I would be happy to point them out in a private message and would recommend you to a proofreader for future reference.

Enjoy your review!  Please help me out by looking at my story/ this story: Example. Vren55 in Canterlot

And posts it in the COMMENTS SECTION, of Author B's story. Author A also likes and favs Author B's story because he wants to.

Now what does Author B of this group do?  Well, he is obligated to respond with a similar review.  If he's busy Author B tells Author A's that he is busy and then later reads Author A's story and fills out the form again.  Because he find's Author A's story interesting, Author B likes and fav's the story.

In the end both struggling authors authors gave each other likes/favs and reviews.  At the most Mr. Struggling Author, you'd get to have one more person read your story, that's ONE MORE VIEW!!! Possibly ONE MORE FAVORITE or ONE MORE LIKE!!!  And if your story doesn't get another favorite or like, at least you'd know what is wrong with it and you'd get to see a possibly better example of a good story.  That my friends, is the purpose of this group and if you agree to all these conditions, to review when you've been reviewed, JOIN!.

Regulations and Punishments

We do not tolerate bashing in this group.  We're trying to help each other.  If there is any problem about a review in this group from another group-member, send a PM to me or Inky with a link and I will caution that member.  If he or she does not after 3 times, clean up his or her act, he or she will be banned.

Additionally, you are OBLIGATED to reply to reviews and give counter-reviews!  I don't know if I can enforce this rule, but if I catch you I will begin to pester you.  If you are busy, reply comment and at least let the reviewer know you're busy.  Think about all the authors who've taken precious time to review you, but got absolutely nothing out of it.

Also, if any 'story help' or please give me a review threads are posted, they must be about a specific aspect or portion of the story that the author is particularly concerned about!



Can someone please review vren55's adventure in Equestria?


Can someone look at vren55's Adventure in Equestria and specifically check the characterization within the story?  I'm not sure if this self-insert is done badly.

Any future 'story help' or 'please review my story' threads that are deemed too general will be deleted by the admins without prior warning!  

Finally, don't add stories you haven't written to the folders.  It's not respectful to the author who has written the story, neither is it fun for other seeking a counter-review and then reviewing those stories, then finding out that they aren't getting anything in return because the author hasn't joined the group and hence isn't bound to our rule system.  

Places you Should Visit and Things you Should Do After You've Joined

After you have joined, you should check out the Forum for the Introductions and SELF PROMOTIONS thread. Additionally, do immediately add your story to the folders.  As this is an in-group activity, we do not review any stories not within the folders until further notice.  Do try to ask people to join so that they can add their stories to the folder.

Have no idea what to do if you got a review or have no idea how to give one?  Read this: Founder's Advice: How to Give and Use Criticsm.

Who in Equestria founded this group and who runs it?  Meet your admins here, as they are interviewed by our co-founder Inky Jay.

If you happen to have not published your story yet, or only have it in the idea stage head over to School for New Writers!  They've got people to help you make your idea into a story (do make sure to return here though to promote your story).  And if you are still struggling, head over to Struggling Authors.

Additionally, if you want continued discussion on your fic that you can always check up on, head over to our sister group, Indie Authors Unite. There you can post a forum thread specifically about your fic for other people to talk about outside of a review.

And a sincere thank you to the awesome site admin Wanderer D featuring our group in his monthly group report!  He also has several excellent "How to" guides that are funny and extremely useful as they consult multiple experienced authors on this site.

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#273 · 4w, 2d ago · · ·

New Author here! I want some reviews on my story The Twilight Adventures. I want honest reviews. but I am mostly looking for some exposure for it, so I can learn for later chapters and my next story I will work on. Lets say the first story I wrote got REALLY bad reviews, so this is attempt 2. Thanks :twilightsmile:

#272 · 6w, 2d ago · · ·


Ehh, s'all right.

My stories are good enough without art

#271 · 6w, 2d ago · · ·


Hello. Yes I draw but not like before.

I stopped accepting requests or commissions. Sorry the disapointment. :ajsleepy:

You know, when ou grow up more, life gets busier... :fluttershysad:

#270 · 6w, 3d ago · · ·

Hey guys. I've hit a snag with my story writing.

As usual, I've been a little over-ambitious with putting up stories and as a result, I now have four stories up that are only in their first couple of chapters.

I haven't got a clue how to progress on any of them, so if people could help me, contribute ideas, or even help co-write any one of my stories, I would be insanely grateful and owe you one. Plus everyone who helps me will be given credit in some way.

The stories I need help with are;

A Tale of an Autumn Glow. It was cancelled, but status can be changed. Story about an original character who gets pushed into the equestrian portal by Sunset and finds himself in Celestia's basement, where the mirror was kept and he is a pony. He bumps into the Mane 6 and has to get his bearings around this new world.

Appledash: The Magic of True Friendship. An Appledash, (Obviously.)  It is centered around Rainbow and Applejack's relationship, and they are wondering about whether they should come or not to their friends. Twilight shows a homophobic streak and breaks the friendship. Rainbow offers the hand of friendship again and it is up to Twilight whether she accepts or not.

Apples and Rainbows: A summertime story. Another Appledash fic. Applejack is forced to question her life and perspective on things, after a dare from Big Man, reveals that she is in love with her best friend, Rainbow. Together they must sort out their feelings and unite against a cruel and unforgiving world.

Equestrian Magic (AKA the Tricks of Trixie.) Another O/C character is forced into the world of equestria and has to get his bearings. However I started writing this story back in season two of MLP FIM, so some deets maybe a little inaccurate.

Hope there are people out there who can help me out. I would really grateful

#269 · 6w, 3d ago · · ·


Hey, you said you were an artist? Just wondering, are you interested in maybe doing some artwork for my stories? Heads up, I can't pay you for your work, so it's ok if you decline.

#268 · 8w, 2d ago · · ·


I look forward to reading you stories. If you need help, don't hesitate to ask

#267 · 8w, 4d ago · · ·

Hey Guys.

Hope you're all well and feeling inspired.

I have been planning ideas for a new story, but have decided, that since I already have 5 stories, I will give the ideas to somebody else.

If your keen on seeing the ideas, PM me with your e-mail address and I'll give you access to the g-doc. (First come is first served.)

If you've been given access and decide not to use the ideas, then let me know and I'll advertise again.

If you've been given access by me, you are encouraged to;

Use the ideas included.

Change and re-shape all or some of the ideas.

Ignore or remove some ideas.

Once I've given access over, I will have nothing further to do with the G-doc, unless requested by the person I've given access to.

Just one catch though. If my ideas are made into a story, all I ask is that I be given a little credit, (promoting awareness for me.) just mention my name in the authors comment, or something small.

Sincerely yours,


P.S. The ideas within the G-doc are NOT full. cohesive or story-finished ideas, they are merely rough ideas and suggestions I scrawled into the docs. If you want the ideas, you've got to be prepared to put in work, to make these ideas, perfect.

That's all, hope you all have a nice day

#266 · 10w, 1d ago · · ·

Hey guys, my radio station will be starting podcasts as of the 1st April this year. I am looking for any authors who would like their stories to be read out on a monthly basis?

You can contact me through here, or through my website at the following address.



#265 · 13w, 3d ago · · ·

Hi, I accidentally posted one of my stories into the wrong folder, it's called, The choice is yours Discord, I don't know really how to remove it from the folder because I am new here. Somebody please help me out?

#264 · 14w, 5d ago · · ·

Hello everypony,

I need some help with my story, I like to speak to you on skype about Ideas and sugestions. i you are interested Please PM me

Kind regardes,


Comment posted by Necromarc deleted at 12:53pm on the 16th of January, 2016
#262 · 20w, 1d ago · · ·

Well what can i say i am new here...And i really Wanna Try to Write a

#261 · 23w, 1h ago · · ·

Hi everypony!

I think I need to say this right away... :twilightblush:

I'm an artist, and sometimes I like to write stories for a change of routine.

Not being my strong, I'm really willing to give a try.

I'm currently working on my second fic, constantly writing new chapters, and updating It.

So... can I post my story here? All the comments would be welcome to help me improve in story telling, writing, and other factors.

Thank you, kindly.:heart:

#260 · 27w, 4h ago · · ·

If anyone can give me some pointers on my story: Sacrificial Needs, I'll gladly review that persons story. Just send me a PM with the Story you want reviewed, and I'll get to work.

Link to the Tale.

#259 · 27w, 3d ago · · ·

Got two fic I believe are worth looking at

My original Superhero fic Nightfury: Wings of Vengeance the early chapters are a bit rough but once you get past chapter 5 the writing gets better. It's my pride and joy and I worked day and night on it but because I made the stupid mistake of linking it to one of my super early works it got terrible reviews. I've since removed any association with the other flop and started fresh but it seems to have fallen under the radar of the readers so I'd love a review

and My Deadpool fic Deadpool's Equesrtia Girls Adventures! don't be fooled by the cheery title. this thing is not some glorified Deadpool meets ponies fic. It is a serious take on Deadpool and his meeting the EQG universe...with the same Deadpool humor you'd expect. While it is a bit early on to review it, it only having three chapters out at the moment, I think it's worth a look

I really don't mind bad reviews. I honestly just want some exposure.

#258 · 30w, 1d ago · · ·

Can somepony take a look at my fic, The Crystal Plague (A.K.A. The Residual Journals), and see if it's any good? Thanks.:twilightsheepish:

#257 · 30w, 2d ago · · ·

>>362816 Read the rules.

#256 · 33w, 4d ago · · ·

Wind wisked the leaves of fall soon to come. The rattling very much normal. From colors to brown, to orange, to even red that fell from the dark forest. The wind settled upon moments of moving these leaves from their spot only a few feet away. The atmosphere seemed at least a bit nice. That's where everypony is wrong. Inside this forest lies a creature so known, so scared of, nopony dare trudged in these woods for fear of what they knew what was inside. Inside the dark, humid forest lies a hive of Changelings. They are known to be bugs of oversized perportions. Changelings suck on love from others to feed themselves. At least the last time this happened was the battle of Canterlot. The one who ran the show was none other then Queen Chrysalis who sucked on the love of Shining Armor, then only to pretend she was Cadence. Luckily Twilight Sparkle came in to stop all the chaos before Chrysalis could marry Shining Armor. Of course she was defeated by the power of Love from Shining Armor and Cadence combined. Sending her back to her hive far, far away.

Inside, thousands of Changelings flew about the hive searching for resources to add more to their hive to grow bigger and bigger. Buzzing and flapping of wings upon this hive made sure other ponies stay away or else they would be food. A drone lands on the top of the hive. Panting staring at his muddy grey hooves. They had been working nonstop to get this hive back in order. This small drone among his other comrades were tired and needed a break. Queen Chrysalis said though to get this hive as big as it can and if they needed a break they needed to find another changeling to swap in with him. The channeling blinked shivering from the cold air chilling his exoskeleton. His eyes gazing at other workers doing their job as the same as his.

"Ehhh, it's so cold. I wish our queen wouldn't have make us do this in the cold." The drone muttered. From his workers, he had heard of how they wish they could be accepted instead of being feared from the public. How; that life could be simpler if a agreement could be in order to be accepted into pony society. Such a silly dream the changeling thought. Exhaling the drone began to beat his wings to fly getting his flank back into work or else the Queen would have a fit and nopony wanted that! Landing on the soil, he scooped up mud from the wet soil carrying it into his hooves. Mud, spit, sticks, wood, even leaves had to do with this hive of theirs. Not much else resources around but this forest. Hovering himself to a spot on the right side of the hive. Placing it nearly in a hole spreading his hooves side to side making sure it seemed flat on the hive. The sun seemed to be around 5:00 P.M.  It would be dusk in a hour so the workers needed to hurry up their behind.

It didn't help the cold was going to harsh on these little drones and their larvae. Another harsh winter this drone supposed. He had to stop lolygagging. He had to finish as much as he could today before it would be another day of making the hive as usual. Shaking his head he beat his wings once more. The cold getting to him more and more each time. He couldn't do it. Besides he could see others were heading inside the hive for now. It wouldn't be any use to do it more by himself. Flapping his bug wings as best as he could he hovered himself Down to the hive entrance. The feel of home and the smell of his hive and queen made things much better. Seeing the others inside felt much more like his family waiting for him.

Trotting inside his hive passing colts and fillies of his kind. He had just hoped they would be fed enough and warm during winter. It was sad to say that most didn't from the hunger and the constant need of warmth.

#255 · 37w, 3d ago · · ·

Hey, guy's & gal's... am new here so pls don't be rude too me that much am a fellow brony & am gonna need help on my story once I publish my first chapter so bye... i guess.

#254 · 37w, 5d ago · · ·

Hello people! I am a new writer working on a SoarinDash shipfic! I will give the link to it when its done! Any feedback and suggestions are appreciated And may be used in a possible sequel.

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