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SpartanD014


Aspiring writer and huge sci-fi fan. Also Luna is best pony.

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  • 189 weeks
    New story coming

    Hello, readers!

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    1 comments · 349 views
  • 196 weeks
    Updates Inbound

    "What's this? A new blog post for A Thousand Voices? I thought this story ended over a year ago?"

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    1 comments · 209 views
  • 206 weeks
    New fic posted - "Legacy"

    Hello, readers!

    I have just submitted a new fic to the site, titled Legacy. It's my first non-crossover piece, and I'm very excited to be working on this project.

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  • 211 weeks
    Some Delays

    Hello, readers. Unfortunately, due to some expected (and unexpected) events, I've been kept very busy these past few weeks, and have not been at my computer to write for the Side Stories. However, I have had the opportunity to work on some outlining, and have a fairly detailed outline for my next large-scale project.

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  • 215 weeks
    "Those Who Live On" Side Stories

    Hello, readers! It's been a long while since I've made one of these, but I figure it's appropriate to do one with the next project on the horizon.

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    1 comments · 168 views
Aug
21st
2016

Updates Inbound · 2:33am Aug 21st, 2016

"What's this? A new blog post for A Thousand Voices? I thought this story ended over a year ago?"

You are correct, inquisitive reader. A Thousand Voices was concluded a while ago, but as we approach its two-year anniversary of being published, I have been going back and re-reading some of the earlier chapters. And, to be honest, some parts are a little rough. Parts of the fic - in the early chapters especially - have not aged well in terms of writing style and sentence structure. A Thousand Voices is my most successful fic, and I love it to death. Regardless, some parts feel poorly phrased, don't flow well, or just restate something that has already been established. It is for these reasons that the story will be undergoing some updates.

In the two years I've been writing for this site, I have learned a lot about the writing process. Across three completed stories and a fourth one underway, I have refined my writing style into something very different from my style at the beginning of A Thousand Voices. So, for the most part, the updates to A Thousand Voices will mostly be in relation to the writing itself. Very few actual plot elements will be changed, but it should hopefully improve the overall quality of the story.

A "changelog" will be pasted below, with plans for everything that is going to be updated. Only read the changelog if you have actually finished reading the fic! Otherwise, things will probably be spoiled. Whenever a chapter is updated, I will mark it with an asterisk (*).

That's really all I've got to say, so without further ado, here is the changelog:


General:
-Fix spelling/grammar
-Remove repeated statements
-Improve transitions
-Break up large paragraphs (early chapters only)
-Resolve "Lavender Unicorn Syndrome"


Prologue:
-Fix spelling/grammar
-Improve descriptions (less use of the word "then," more showing and less telling)


Chapter 1:
-Fix spelling/grammar
-Improve descriptions (less use of the word "then," more showing and less telling)


Chapter 2:
-Fix spelling/grammar
-Improve descriptions (less use of the word "then," more showing and less telling)
-Remove Twilight OOC moment, "Are you sure you weren't just dreaming?" Add Twi/Dash searching, but finding nothing.


Chapter 3:
-Fix spelling/grammar
-Improve descriptions (less use of the word "then," more showing and less telling)
-Boring chapter. Add more Legion interaction.


Chapter 4:
-Fix spelling/grammar
-Improve descriptions (less use of the word "then," more showing and less telling)
-Change Luna seeing Legion to something better.


Chapter 5:
-Fix spelling/grammar
-Improve descriptions (less use of the word "then," more showing and less telling)


Chapter 6:
-Fix spelling/grammar
-Improve descriptions (less use of the word "then," more showing and less telling)


Chapter 7:
-Fix spelling/grammar
-Improve descriptions (less use of the word "then," more showing and less telling)
-Remove some fluff


Chapter 8:
-Fix spelling/grammar
-Improve descriptions (less use of the word "then," more showing and less telling)


Chapter 9:
-Fix spelling/grammar
-Improve descriptions (less use of the word "then," more showing and less telling)


Chapter 10:
-Fix spelling/grammar
-Improve descriptions (less use of the word "then," more showing and less telling)
-Foreshadow Tia "death" earlier


Chapter 11:
-Fix spelling/grammar
-Improve descriptions (less use of the word "then," more showing and less telling)
-Make the chapter more exciting
-Remove fluff


Chapter 12:
-Fix spelling/grammar
-Overhaul Tia "death" - make it a fight, less "idiot-ball"
-Overhaul character reactions; more shock and fear, less boo-hoo


Chapter 13:
-Fix spelling/grammar
-Stall the reveal of Celestia surviving. Save it for the end, foreshadow at the beginning.


Chapter 14:
-Fix spelling/grammar


Chapter 15:
-Fix spelling/grammar


Chapter 16:
-Fix spelling/grammar


Chapter 17:
-Fix spelling/grammar


Chapter 18:
-Fix spelling/grammar
-Make Chrysalis's failed betrayal better. Foreshadow that the Captain knows - justify his very swift victory


Chapter 19:
-Fix spelling/grammar


Chapter 20:
-Fix spelling/grammar


Chapter 21:
-Fix spelling/grammar
-Bigger fight sequence with the Nighthawks (make them seem useful)


Chapter 22:
-Fix spelling/grammar


Epilogue:
-Fix spelling/grammar

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Comments ( 1 )

Nice! Looking forward to it; I really liked A Thousand Voices when I first read it, despite the issues. Enjoy the process, if you can.

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