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The Descendant


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My latest fever-dreams...

  • E Empty Nest

    Yesterday had been a very, very hard day for the Cakes. Today will be worse.  · The Descendant
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  • T As a Mother

    Very well, my newest student, if you wish to hear about the War of the Witches once more, you shall. I, however, shall choose the setting. I believe there is something that I need to say...  · The Descendant
    6,682 words · 3,117 views  ·  417  ·  6
  • T The Railway Ponies: Highball

    Steel doesn’t worry about a colt’s well-being. Railroad cars don’t have much concern for the bodies of ponies. But, despite the dangers, I wanted to be a railway pony. I wanted to be like Highball.  · The Descendant
    24,440 words · 1,057 views  ·  209  ·  1
  • T Every Little Bit

    Rainbow Dash and her friends are surprised by the "quality" of stallions bidding on the kiss she offers at a charity auction. The winner, however, is the biggest surprise of them all.  · The Descendant
    17,962 words · 15,800 views  ·  2,102  ·  76
  • T Zenith

    Once upon a time, Spike went for a walk.  · The Descendant
    119,245 words · 9,631 views  ·  881  ·  18

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#1,659 · 31m, 32s ago · · ·

:pinkiegasp::pinkiegasp::pinkiegasp:

DON'T KNOW DR. WOLF?!? That's like saying you don't know about DustyKat or Nowacking or BlackGryphon. Although given your day to day life style I feel safe in assuming that the YouTube asppect of the Bronydom may be a little umm... Outside your field of expertise.

So in the words of Agent Pleakly here...

30 minutes to write this.... iPads confirmed terrible computing devices

#1,658 · 5h, 42m ago · · ·

>>1635537

Welcome to the high-stakes world of fan fiction writing, my friend!:raritywink:

#1,657 · 15h, 41m ago · · ·

>>1635527

I get it now, that was a good explanation. Thank you again! Now the only problem I have is the impatience of writing more of my story. I'm going to have some difficulties to sleep, knowing myself. :facehoof:

#1,656 · 15h, 50m ago · · ·

>>1635488

It's mostly an imaginary difference between the two. Editors are mostly looking for errors with the mechanics, usage, grammar, and syntax of the story. Pre-Readers are looking for if the story narrative makes sense, if its plot has points that are discernible, and if the characterizations stay consistent. Basically one is looking at function, and the other is looking at form. In reality, most people you ask to do either of these jobs will look for all things that might affect how readers enjoy your story... I just list one as an editor and another as a pre-reader to give them job titles.:twilightsheepish:

#1,655 · 16h, 2m ago · · ·

>>1635460

Thank you for the quick answer, may I ask what is the difference between a pre-reader and an editor?

I'll just keep the story in a corner of my mind and computer until I have more free time then, you're right, I certainly wouldn't want to let any reader hanging, I know how terrible it feels. :ajbemused:

#1,654 · 16h, 13m ago · · ·

>>1635452

My suggestion to you would be to find an editor or a pre-reader who can help you grow as a writer and who can help you through your narrative. I know that I never really started to learn until I started using the experience of others to guide me. Fortunately, FIMFiction is full of such folks! If you click on this link, it will take you to a list of all the groups who have editors and proofreaders who can help you.

I think that it would be better to wait until you have more of the story complete. You don't want to leave your readers hanging, like I've done with my own epic-length story. I wish you the best of luck with your story!:twilightsmile:

#1,653 · 16h, 25m ago · · ·

Hi! I have written the beginning of a fanfiction (2 pages because right now I don't have much time, but I have most of the story in mind already), and my native language is not english (BUT I have a decent level of english, I use dictionaries and other tools everytime I feel the need when I'm writing). I have two questions :

Is it possible to find (serious) people who would read my story before I publish it "officially" in order to tell me if I've written weird sentences or mistakes?

Do you think it would be better to already publish the beginning of my story even if I will only continue it on May (I would continue it sooner if I could, but I really, really can't), thus receiving the first opinions and advices if some people read it, or to wait until May?

And thank you for the nice welcome. :twilightsmile:

#1,652 · 17h, 13m ago · · ·

>>1635121

You are most welcome! I'm glad I could be of service, and I wish you the best of fortunes with your work.:twilightsmile:

#1,651 · 17h, 13m ago · · ·

>>1635049

I'm afraid that I don't get the reference, Xald.:twilightblush:

#1,650 · 1d, 1h ago · · ·

Thanks for the wonderful advice, It's because of It that my first story on here got approved and people are already reading it :twilightsmile: thank you so much

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Jan
1st
2015

Dear Loyal Watchers, Interested Visitors, and Confused Passersby:

So, despite doing nothing else last night to welcome the New Year other than sitting up to watching American Pickers and getting fat on the empty calories of M&M's and Cherry Coca-Cola, I still managed to sleep in until 9a.m. today.

I'm slowly walking around the house taking down Christmas decorations and listening to my iTunes. I've noted that taking the angel off the top of the Christmas tree is like the ceremonial "first cut," clipping the nose of a ship that's about to be scrapped: It might still exist as a Christmas tree/ship, but as far as anyone can tell it's all over, folks.

Today's Shipboard Activites: Not much. Some weeping and sighing.

This is always depressing, so I thought to myself Hey, why not leave a note saying that you're here and willing to answer questions from your Watchers as you do this stuff?

That's a great idea! I answered myself, You are intelligent and handsome!

So, if you have a question, comment, criticism, or deep philosophical pondering you'd like to bounce off of Ol' Crow Face, feel free! I'm here until I'm not!:raritywink:

Stay Awesome,

-T.D.

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