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  • 295 weeks
    Reader There's a Story on My Page

    Despite all odds I have written another story. I ran an April Story Giveaway on the Quill & Blade forum and aside from Sixkiller5 getting some words out of me I was able to prove an old movie wrong. From the movie War Games there is a quote, "The only way to win is not to play." This is wrong, demonstrably wrong. As

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  • 301 weeks
    Official Quill & Blade Group - Now With 70% More Wild Parties

    If somehow someone who is following me is not also following Crystal Wishes and/or Aznel, what is wrong with you? Go click that button I'll wait. Now that that is fixed go join the official Quill & Blade group for even more AU

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  • 311 weeks
    The Gift of Words

    First things first. I found it and still find it absolutely hilarious that I was able to get my latest story title to work both as a story title and an accurate description of what it is in a meta sense. Since it is literally a gift of words for a holiday giveaway drawing I ran to give back after all the incredible luck I've had recently when entering other peoples giveaways.

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  • 325 weeks
    Continuity, it's a Thing

    It's time for a blog again, that must mean another story is in the queue. The upcoming story is:

    The Velvet Connection

    Sunbeam and Pepper Ridge were ecstatic when they successfully opened Sunridge Sweets and filled it with satisfied ponies. Unfortunately in this town you don't get to move baked goods without the permission of a shadowy cabal of bakers.

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  • 326 weeks
    Story Lines, One at a Time

    It has been an interesting week for me. I found out that I was more attached to a side character in Crystal's Wishes than I realized. That is saying something as that story and that character in particular catalyzed and then directed my muse. I am still here though and baring some calamity I hope to keep pushing out these

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Aug
19th
2015

The Writing Process, I heard some people like this · 12:42pm Aug 19th, 2015

Idea

Velvet Step sneaks out of the theatre? Solid Snake style. Her only mission avoid detection and get to that bath.

Outline

Shocked look around the room post feeding
Hears some of the other girls still in the building
Puts on the war paint aka frosting
Sneaky sneaky hall
Da ceiling splits
Blob o frosting falls
Quick duct escape
AAAAHHHHH spi this is so cool
Roof top to roof top
Maybe sees something random for padding
Blind navigation based on smell, hmmm restaurants
Makes it home.
Crystal not surprised
That was for the eclairs...

Many words that are Chapter 2. If I was a more prolific word smith this would be a scene instead of a chapter.

The Setup

Crystal and Sunbeam conspiring FOR VENGEANCE, no troll goes unpunished
Heading to drop off the payload
NO stealth needed
Possible random cameo
Leaves cupcakes
Gets out just as Velvet is coming down the hallway

24 spoof?

'Chapter' 3 process

This is my writing process in a nutshell. I was able to skip the make characters that aren't terrible step even with OCs by blatantly borrowing existing ones from the Quill n Blade setting (Don't do this without some kind of okay from the creator(s)). I edited to deletion my 'method' from chapter one, but it was the same as this with other words. Word flow goes: Idea into outline into many words followed by a re-read to see if I can spot my own errors. Things I learned while mashing my keyboard in terror: I am terrible at mistyping 'my' for 'by' and vice versa. It is better to put <INSERT NAME> and <SUNBEAM SHOP> into the beta text instead of breaking word flow and replace them later. A second pass to get an x00 word count because just random amounts of words is to easy is actually kind of a fun game.

Comments ( 2 )

:rainbowlaugh: You outline like I outline! And I do the <INSERT NAME>, too. Anzel actually caught that in one chapter during editing where I had "<look up fancy name for restaurant or something>" in there.

And, yes, the x00 word count challenge is kind of fun, isn't it? :pinkiehappy:

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It was an interesting level of added challenge. The really funny part was when I was heading towards the final word count and kept changing little things swinging me past the line both ways. Sadly I am now in the midst of the final author thing, waiting for the story to pop up. Then I'll see if the all OC story (on top of being a blurb with no context) can duck the downvote train. :rainbowderp:

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