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Ezn


Author of that writing guide and some stories too.

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  • 365 weeks
    Help Wanted

    So the idea behind posting this mess was originally to cleanse my palette: clear out all the old unfinished junk, and set out to new, greener pastures with new, better ideas for stories that I could write, now that I have the time and inclination to do so.

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  • 383 weeks
    Further Context

    Things as I spoke about them in my last blog largely went as planned. I finished up my studies, did pretty damn well in a few things, and I'm all set to start work at the beginning of February. Got my shoes and shirts, slowly learning what an iron is for, etcetera and so on.

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  • 397 weeks
    Context

    A great value of fanfiction is in the context that automatically surrounds any work you create. Biblical Monsters for example, would have difficulty being such a focused, tragic tale of miscommunication without the MLP context. In some sense, this whole site is one big collaborative writing project.

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  • 470 weeks
    Well this is interesting.

    Hey everybody, how's it going? I've been super busy with tonnes of work all year – went up a year in uni, took on an extra subject, got a part-time job, started some personal projects – and thus very scarce around these parts. It's work I'm glad to be doing, and I'm learning a lot and generally having a good time, but I just haven't had a lot of time for pony stuff, and that probably won't change

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  • 486 weeks
    That feel when 10+ blog post notifications

    Twilight's new hairstyle will be the shark-jumping moment for this show, I'm certain of it. Time to start writing Littlest Pet Shop fics.

    Also... I like this theory.

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May
22nd
2013

Well this is interesting. · 7:42pm May 22nd, 2013

Hey everybody, how's it going? I've been super busy with tonnes of work all year – went up a year in uni, took on an extra subject, got a part-time job, started some personal projects – and thus very scarce around these parts. It's work I'm glad to be doing, and I'm learning a lot and generally having a good time, but I just haven't had a lot of time for pony stuff, and that probably won't change for a while.

Anyway, I'm mainly posting because I found this. Thoughts?

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I'm wondering whether or not I can (or should) write lesbian shipping fics about Pretty Little Liars. Is that show any good, anyway?

PresentPerfect
Author Interviewer

What.

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WAHT @_@

That's really pretty cool. It's like commissioned works for artists except on a professional level.

It'll be interesting to see if this functions more as a gateway towards developing new writers/allowing Amazon to scoop up proven talent, or as a separate genre in its own right. Still, this is one of the most interesting things to have happened in the fanfiction scene for a while. Cheers for the notification.

I am cautiously optimistic.

Is it so difficult to read fanfictions on a smartphone?

Le sigh.

I'm torn on this one. It's not a bad idea, really, as it compensates IP holders *and* the fanfiction writers, rather than just one or the other.

However part of the reason why IP holders tend to leave fanfiction alone is because it's not monetized. It could get really weird if it turns out to be profitable, and IP holders start chasing after sites like this one trying to force fanfiction writers to join the service.

1098427 Yep, pretty much my initial reaction, too.

But then I realized that this is an experiment. There is a whole bunch of speculation on what the future of fiction will be and most of it is far-fetched and contradictory. The only way we're going to work toward the optimal path is to try everything and see what works and what doesn't.

Think of Star Wars novels. Those are authorized fanfic.The authors get paid for their work-for-hire and get no further compensation... the same deal that Amazon/WB is now offering. This new approach is simply opening the door to everyone. Some smart cookie has realized that there is quite a lot of good writing in out there in the fanfic-o-sphere, and there are literally millions of potential customers reading it, and has decided to take advantage of that.

Will it work out? Dunno. But when you remove all barriers, the cream tends to float to the top.

PresentPerfect
Author Interviewer

1100019
I'm not against this (given that the IPs have to sign on to allow the fics to be published), it's just sort of like finding out that the thing you knew as chocolate is actually molasses.

1100436
Yeah... the world is changing, bro. Changing fast, and there are no breaks!

Dude, that Kindle is seriously worth getting, I'll be able to finish typing my fics ON THE GO! ( Ty for the update!!!) *might get a Kindle once I come up with enough money! :twilightsmile:*

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