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Xepher


I don't write, so much as I perform acts of high-wire fiction without a net. Come watch me fall! I believe in narrative coincidence, the transcendent power of hopeful creativity, and the Oxford Comma.

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  • 105 weeks
    Xepher's 5th Annual BABSCon Post!

    Going to BABS? Join our chat room on Discord. https://discord.gg/jPSdHvD Like previous years, a bunch of us writer types will be trying to hang out through the weekend. We'll use Discord to send updates and let people meet up for meals/rides/drinks/etc.

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  • 155 weeks
    Ye Olde Annual BABSCon Post

    It's that time again! BABSCon is this weekend in San Francisco! Everyone interested should join our chat room on Discord. https://discord.gg/Ana2ctp We'll use that to send updates and let people meetup for meals/rides/drinks/etc.

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  • 200 weeks
    Holy Lord, Steven Universe is Such a Good Show!


    (With title apologies to Murder by Death)

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  • 204 weeks
    BABSCon Meetup Participants

    So, BABSCon was a blast, and I hosted a fanfic meetup Friday and Saturday night in my hotel room. We had a surprising larger number of people come through, and we even got some of them to sign in. So, as promised (though it took me a week) here's the results of the sign-in sheets, so everyone can remember who they may have been talking to. Also, my apologies to anyone if I couldn't read your

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  • 206 weeks
    BABSCon Time!

    EDIT: Fanfic hangout in my room. 4008, 5-8pm Friday and Saturday.

    EDIT: Created a Discord channel for all author types to stay in touch here at the con (or those that wish they were at the con.) https://discord.gg/0xqOoPWifCdB6gvY

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Aug
18th
2015

Reading of "Trinkets", two story plugs, and the annual "I'm not dead" post! · 4:10am Aug 18th, 2015

So I've been told that blogging is a great way to let people know you "don't want to go on the cart" and are still actively writing. I've also been told that I should recommend some stories. I've also, also been told that someone's done a live reading of Trinkets. So, in reverse Polish notation, here we go!

Trinkets
A reader named ZeusMacD has done a reading of my latest story, Trinkets. So, if you prefer to read with your ears, here ya go! Thanks ZeusMacD!

Ciphers
Grand_Moff_Pony asked for my help editing his latest story. Of course I obliged, and found that he's done a very interesting, character-driven take on Fleur de Lis. He's worked very hard on this to polish it into a tight, 15-20 minute read, so check it out.


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Lastly but not leastly, my friend and fellow EFNW staffer Piquo Pie has a story that could use some love. He's done a very experimental piece, ostensibly integrating two stories into one, using several some interesting tricks both typographical and otherwise. I found it... interesting. Not to say I loved it, but I also didn't find some of the layers that other readers did, so perhaps I'm not the best judge. Either way, he'd love to hear your feedback on what worked (or didn't) in his tale.


Dual Stories: Why is there a spoon? - and - ETERNAL PURPLE HUNGER


Oh, and yeah, totally not dead! I'm working on the next chapter of The Hole In The Sun, and started trying to reboot my attempt at a clandestine services episodic action story, "The Alicorn Snit Squad" (AKA "The Ministry of A.S.S."). To stay motivated, I'm going to try to blog somewhat more often about pony and other things writing related as well. At least until enough of you tell me to shut up. :pinkiecrazy:

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Thanks for the shout out, Xepher! And a million more thanks for your time and assistance! Your edits, ideas, and feedback were invaluable, and really helped me polish this in ways I hadn't considered. I owe you big time! :)

Anyone who finds the idea of dual stories intriguing should also take a look at Between The Lines, as recommended by Piquo. It uses the mechanic in a different way, and one that's a bit more spectacular; even if you don't care for the narrative itself, the effort put into pulling it off is fairly impressive.

Yay more writing!

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