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Blues Rider


A My Little Pony fan, check. Interested in the science of magic, check. Always curious in new "what ifs?" check. Started writing to explore new situations with the characters I love so much.

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  • 3 weeks
    Life is as is what it might be

    So as anybody who follows this channels blogs as well as my stories. Which I really don't know how many of you there are - may have noticed, my ability to write chapters for my stories has slowed. By stories, I'm talking about Vacation For Three Please, obviously.

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  • 8 weeks
    A Busy Christmas to all and a Merry New year.

    So, as is obvious, I'm a new writer. But I've always enjoyed writing and artistic activities. I had a great time finishing off Twilight Sparkle: A Canterlot Day and really started to find a flow to my writing. At the same time, I didn't want to loose momentum for my next story:

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  • 12 weeks
    Future Horizons

    Well, it is time for a new story soon.

    These last few weeks, I have been really lucky in some ways to get the time to allow me to commit to writing, learning and developing my technique. I also have had plenty of chance to read and learn from others, but it seems as though soon, I will become busier. I still intend to keep on writing, but updates might be slower.

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  • 13 weeks
    The Closing Chapters

    Well, to be honest, I didn't expect to make this blog post for at least a few more months.

    I had started this venture expecting Auroras and Souls to become my first completed project. I could never have planned for the wave of inspiration that followed.

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  • 13 weeks
    Managing The First Round

    First of all, I would like to say a massive thank you to all those out there who commented or liked my first two stories. It mesns a lot to me. But I hold true to my original word that I will complete these tales even if I never got any comments. However your support has pushed me to ensure that the quality of my work reaches the same or better standard of my first uploads. 😁😁😁

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Nov
16th
2019

Managing The First Round · 12:44am Nov 16th, 2019

First of all, I would like to say a massive thank you to all those out there who commented or liked my first two stories. It mesns a lot to me. But I hold true to my original word that I will complete these tales even if I never got any comments. However your support has pushed me to ensure that the quality of my work reaches the same or better standard of my first uploads. 😁😁😁

Now it is time for the first round of updates to my stories.

I released the first chapter update for Auroras and Souls earlier this week. This was my whole reason for starting on FIMfiction. And obviously I never expected to get many views, or any, but the 'new stories' section was clearly very useful for that.

This was the place I had to start from. I had a lot of the story written out, but it required each chapter being proofread and edited at least five times each before I released a chapter. This is where I started to notice myself honing a skill. Only a few weeks ago my writing would have been rather jumbled, messy, or rushed. That much was evident from my first drafts.

However, Upon proofreading, I started to take care of things like punctuation placement, word choices, story desisions and I have even learnt quite a few new spellings recently too. I have been surprised how dynamic I have become at getting my point across using the medium of writing.

TAuroras & Souls
The Crystal Empire has been.. affected by a familiar magic, but with a force Twilight has never seen before. This time however, she has a different group of friends to help her. Mild Amounts of:
Blues Rider · 28k words · 86 views

Amist proofreading and editing Auroras and Souls, I also started writing Twilight Sparkle: A Canterlot Day. I have had great fun writing this one, and this is where I have noticed the most improvements in my writing skill set. I'm writing this story from scratch unlike Auroras and Souls, and I don't have to make anywhere near the number of edits as I did before.

However, A Canterlot Day started to get a lot more views than I ever expected it would, well surpassing Auroras and Souls, quite respectfully so. Which meant I had a bit more pressure to craft the future scenes to at least the same standard as the opening chapters. This taught me another lesson - Don't just write to fill a scene, or rush a deadline.

Scene three had become a lot longer than I ever wanted it to be, so I decided to split it into two parts. The second half will be released tomorrow. Upon writing the second half I came up with a concept I was happy with, but felt completely wrong when I read the idea back to myself. I had a lot of trouble writing it too.

So I scrapped the scene and started, with the same concept, from scratch. (On reflection I should have probably kept the original draft for future reference, but alas it is gone now.) That was a big task, and a little unnerving. I did it though, and the result? Well I'll wait and hear the feedback I guess, but if people really are reading this, then it's important to me that I don't screw you with half hearted quality of writing.

ETwilight Sparkle: A Canterlot Day
Thirty years into Canterlot's future, what does Twilight get up to every day?
Blues Rider · 17k words  ·  17  0 · 296 views

As I finalise the chapters over the next few days, they will be released. More updates for both Auroras and Souls AND A Canterlot Day.

The future so far?

Well at the moment, I absolutely plan on finshing both of these stories.
I have two other NEW tales I am working on finishing as well.
One I wrote a concept for a while back, and another that is completely new with no previous framework.
Hopefully I can start to release one of these as I get towards the end of finishing A Canterlot Day.

For now, the plan is to finish these four stories, and bind them into a self printed book. For keepsake of my achievement - finishing a story I started (or four). A lifelong bucket list of mine, pony stories or not.

Thanks for your time.

TAuroras & Souls
The Crystal Empire has been.. affected by a familiar magic, but with a force Twilight has never seen before. This time however, she has a different group of friends to help her. Mild Amounts of:
Blues Rider · 28k words · 86 views
ETwilight Sparkle: A Canterlot Day
Thirty years into Canterlot's future, what does Twilight get up to every day?
Blues Rider · 17k words  ·  17  0 · 296 views
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