The Self-Doubting Writers Support Group 1,118 members · 2,076 stories

Doubting your skills as a writer?
Feeling inferior to the more "popular" writers on the site?
Want to help others (and yourself) become better writers?
Then this is the group for you!

I created this group as a sort of "sanctuary" where writers who doubt their talents and/or skills can come to support one another in their mental anguish with feeling inferior to the more "popular" writers on this site, and to know that they're not alone in their struggle!

I'm one of those people who constantly doubt themselves; not just in writing, but in daily life. I'm not a psychologist with a fancy degree, but I can empathize and even sympathize with those who share the same plight as I do.

Just a few simple rules to abide by:

1. No hate/rage comments about other users—this is a support group, after all!
2. Posting of stories is encouraged, but only those that need improvement and constructive criticism.
3. Support each other! If someone is in a bind, offer them some encouragement, even if it's in the form of a simple compliment. I believe a little goes a long way!

Feel free to post [relevant] topics in the forum!

***Group Advertisement!***

I just want to bring a great group to everyone's attention!

If you need editing advice or an actual editor for your story, give us a look! We're dedicated to working long-term with writers on their stories—whether it be for grammar/punctuation or plot/story flow, we can help!

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Hello again, and I'm hopeful for a fresh perspective! I'm working on a challenge to hone my writing skills and I think I've landed on a decent enough Idea, but I'm doubting how long the current chapter/prologue I have is. If anyone is interested in reading through it and seeing how it flows send me a message!

Stay safe, and Stay Healthy everypony!!:pinkiehappy:

It's been quite a while since I've been on Fimfiction. Recently I've begun to write again, and I was hoping someone would be willing to help with reading through it and giving feedback. I haven't made it very far, but I'd appreciate a look over it nonetheless.

Hi everyone,

I'm not new to this forum but I'm a newbie in the writing department. I've been working on a Fan fiction for some time. It's not much but that my legacy to this fandom.

Consider a read maybe (and a like as well if you think this has potential). I could use some criticism as well.

See ya

Comment posted by Sunset Meadow deleted Jul 18th, 2019
Comment posted by Golden Fang Ryu Shenron deleted March 12th

I'm still working on my story, bro. But now it's Christmas, so... I just wanna to rest.

Uhmmm... I'm not giving up. I just have a little break, okay? And... Wait... July 16th? Bro, I think that you're late a bit.

I joined this group because I'm lost and I don't know what to do anymore :ajsleepy:

I've just started writing and all in all... that's it, I'm just not sure whether to continue or not, just... sometimes I just want to give up.

I am writing the story "The Chosen One"

This is a story I've been working on for over 2 years

2 years of trying to finally write it and 2 years of developing the story, creating different OCs [Not only the main character] And writing individual events and situations, during these 2 years I have planned over 7 episodes of this story.

As for my story, it's a combination of horror and adventure.

New to the site . How do I post to your grope?

I have a story, and I'm currently trying to see if it's possible to tell an interesting story with a cliche idea. How'd I do?

Hey guys, I recently joined in on writing fan fiction and would like to ask if you'd like to read/review the OC-centric story that I wrote.

Any sort of constructive criticism is very much welcomed as it is literally the first fic that I've written and I'm not really that sure if I managed to gain a 'hook' on the first chapter to make it interesting enough for others to follow or want more as the story unfolds.

Thanks in advance and I hope to hear feedback in any form!

I have a story to share if anypony is willing to give me the time of day. So far I've felt inferior to the other writers. My story focuses around OCs so I guess they're not considered good enough without a mane character.
My story is called: "Tales from the Equestrian Others- The Fallen Angel of Ponyville"
I'm planning on turning it into a series but hoping seems interested in the first installment.
If you could lend a helping hoof, I would be on grateful and happy mare.

Greetings I got a story called Ponylance. I just need an editor to look through it to help me fix it up.

Comment posted by Bibliomane deleted Nov 2nd, 2017

Hello, I joined fimfic recently and submitted a story for judgement, that I've basically been holding on to for almost 3 years. I don't know wether it will pass inspection, if anyone will like it or not, or even if it's any good. It's nearly 26K words of potential pablum, if it does pass, constructively let me know what you think. The story is called,
Innocence Lost And Found.

It passed, questions, comments?

hello! I was wondering if anyone wanted to read and critique my first story here. move over can anyone look over the chapter 1 fight scene? I wanted to know how it held up.


Thank you in advance! :twilightsmile:

I'd like to volunteer to read and critique. Anyone in need of such services?

Hahaha, if you say so. :pinkiecrazy:

You? Doubting your skills?

To me, you're probably going to be better at this than I ever will!

I have always wanted to write. I've read hundreds of books, both hardcopy and online, and I'm pretty sure I could put mind to words if I wanted to.

But then I look at people like AestethicB, shortskirtsandexplosions, and real life author Matthew Riley and I think to myself: Can I really do that? Can I write in such a way that it captures the attention of everybody who lays eyes upon my words?

So I have thus joined this group, to see if I can encourage myself (And others!) to write! :pinkiehappy:

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