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Lysis


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  • 291 weeks
    Tavern, Rewrites, and Updates

    The last blog post I wrote on Fimfic was in 2014.

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  • 386 weeks
    Tavern Rewrite Update

    I've been sitting on the completed rewrite of Tavern's second chapter for a while now, but I've got a slight problem. In the process of redoing the chapter, it grew by about four thousand words—similar to how when I redid the first chapter, it grew about two thousand words. Based on what I want to add to the third chapter, it's also going to grow a bit in the rewrite.

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  • 412 weeks
    I feel like sharing this, so I will.

    “Marry me, Barrel!”

    My head jerks up. No, I wasn’t hearing things; Barrel, my dearest friend and the hostess of The Tin Whistle, has just been proposed to by one of her fine customers.

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  • 413 weeks
    Formatting Question for Loving Accusations

    Edit: I've decided not to mess with the story after all, but I'll leave this blog post up anyway for posterity's sake.


    I think the first chapter is too long. I think it would benefit if I cut it into two smaller chapters.
    (Don't panic, let me make my case first.)

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  • 417 weeks
    I'm calling it now.

    The mane six are going to realize the true nature of the virtues they all posses/ascend to true enlightenment, and the keys that open the box that came from the Tree of Harmony are going to be formed magically from their collective awakening, or something like that.

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Feb
16th
2014

Formatting Question for Loving Accusations · 10:27am Feb 16th, 2014

Edit: I've decided not to mess with the story after all, but I'll leave this blog post up anyway for posterity's sake.


I think the first chapter is too long. I think it would benefit if I cut it into two smaller chapters.
(Don't panic, let me make my case first.)

What I'd do is wait until I have the next part of the story finished and ready for posting; then, I would release two chapters at once. One would be the other half of the first chapter, cut down to size, and the other would be the next part of the story (the part that involves Rainbow). I'd leave an Authors Note at the start to inform people who don't read my blog to move ahead to the third chapter to get the next part of the story.

As my readers, what do you think of this idea? Would it annoy you to have shorter chapters? Do you think it would interfere with your enjoyment of the story?

I'm making no promises of cutting it up, I'm just really curious to hear what your thoughts are.

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I myself prefer longer chapters over shorter ones as that doesn't break the flow... which becomes moot if you are like me and instead of reading everything on-site, you download it to an ebook reader which has literally no load times between chapters :rainbowlaugh:

So yeah, in this case I'd say to do what makes you happy, as it really doesn't matter (to me at least) :twilightsmile:

I simply prefer longer chapters but that's just my opinion. Do what you feel you should do.

Your first chapter flowed well, but it did seem to have a lot all packed in there.

Where would you break it? Between Pinkie and Applejack? Because that might make for a very sensible layout, with Pinkie introduced in the first, then AJ, then presumably Dash.

1841538 Yeah, in exactly that spot.

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I say go for it, then! Makes a lot of sense to me.

That's one nice thing about the fanfiction format... you can change midstream without it being that big of a deal.

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