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- Alexander

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Welcome to Struggling Authors. Here, if you feel as though your stories are not being recognized for all that they are, if you want to receive constructive criticism and input, if you are an editor and proofreader and are looking for things to preview, or if you just want to hang around and read some pretty great stuff, then join us here at Struggling Authors. Everyone and everything is welcome here.

Regarding the forum and posting threads, tread softly on that. I'm fine with threads but take it easy on posting new threads so that the forum doesn't flood. I'll monitor the forum and delete threads that aren't getting any attention. Other than that, I don't have any problems.

I hope you enjoy the stay.
- Alexander


Set after Wonderbolts Academy but before Magical Mystery Cure. Rainbow Dash still remembers the Mare Do Well incident that taught her an important lesson: Real heroes don't brag. However, her sense of loyalty compels her to be the hero for ponies in need again, and with a trip to Cloudsdale just around the corner for her, Rainbow sees an opportunity for a fresh start in heroics as the very symbol of heroism who had taught her grace and humility. She couldn't have picked a better time, however, as a new enemy arrives in Cloudsdale that will pose a threat bigger then she could have imagined!

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Decided this is likely where my current story belongs. I am up to about 44,000 words at this moment, 17 chapters. Fairly regular updates, sometimes two updates a day. Not much reader traffic at all. Two reader comments. Seven likes, two dislikes. I don't know if I have tagged it wrong, if the description is too dull, or what. But the story gets no readers. So adding Pearlwort to this group in hopes I can get some feedback.

Hello, there, I'm SR24DET, I'm a new member. Every day I get new ideas for stories I'd love to write, but I literally have no experience writing them. I was hoping to get some help with a one-shot story I've been writing since June, I barely work on it before deleting it and start over again. Thanks in advance, have a good one.

Hello, I'm StealBox. I was wondering if anyone would be interested in helping me complete my story Severance. I've kind of reached a road block in my writing and don't really know how to clear it. It's an AU HiE story involving the Changelings.

I would appreciate any help that comes my way, thank you :)


Hello, I'm MJP, and I am struggling more financially than creatively at the moment, are you allowed to open up paid commissions in this group

Comment posted by Bibliomane deleted October 28th

Hello everyone! I'm new here, and to writing. I was wondering if I could get some help? I'm very creative, just not very good at putting them into words.

Hello everypony I'm pretty new here and to writing. I usually get a lot of ideas but I'm a very poor writer, and need a lot help making a story. Any help I would appreciate.

Hello everyone.

I am new here. I've been writing for awhile, but i'm still perfecting my craft. I recently released a sample of my "Work in progress" novel idea. It hasn't been up for too long and i got a comment from another writer. I was wondering if i could have people look it over and tell me what they think via comments in the comments section.

Hello everyone,
New member here, looking to spread his first story around and get some constructive feedback. Feel free to take a look at it: Digimon: A New Legacy of DigiDestined. I'd love to hear your opinions on it, how I'm doing and what I could be doing better.

Thank you,

Hi! I'm a bit new here and I know when I saw the words 'Struggling Authors' I belong here.

I published a story, just a few weeks ago. And now it has eleven chapters and about 60k words. Yet there's only 12 comments, 9 likes, and 8 dislike. None of the comments actually criticize anything.

Did I do something wrong? Can anypony please tell me if I do something wrong?
I am known to be quite stupid and overlook small details so don't worry, I'm not gonna be offended if it is in fact just me being stupid.

PS: Here's the link if anyone's interested: A Perfect World I Almost Ruined

Hi everypony, I am (guess what) new here. I am attempting to write a story, but am in need of a co-author, but I don't know where to start. I already have a good start, I feel, but I want a partner I can trust to help me along. (Extended version of this will appear in the forum).

hi i'm new to this site and I was hoping for some feed back on my first story. More over on the fight scene during the second chapter. also I'm currently looking for an editor as well so if anybody's interested

I'n new here, I joined this group because I want to hear some feedback opinions about my first fanfic:

Curious... Found that a firmer grasp of English get a worst rating of your story. My second story is a down vote galore, when I really worked hard on it.😥 (also I remember a time were Fluttershy helped Spike because she had 'nothing better to do' sorry, that sounds like the author needed plot going without coming out with a valid reason... = bad story (on that point stopped reading it). Featured both stories here, or you can read them by visiting my profile, I really need some comments ... (Go figure, the highest rated is my personal worse.)

Hi there, new author here XD just wanted to say hi to everyone

1. Yay! I'm the 2,900 member! :derpyderp2: Does that get me anything?

2. Howdy sorry about #1 there but I felt it fun to say. Anywho nice to meet you all.

Can somebody tell me how to add a story to this group? I just finished mine and would like to do just that. like please.

Can somebody tell me how to add a story to this group? I just finished mine and would like to do just that.

Hi. I joined this group because i want some feedback and a suggestion on how to write a story. Yesterday I started to make my own MLP fiction but i don't know is it worth publishing it or not and i am afraid of people spitting hateful comment 2 seconds after i publish it. I just want some feedback and a suggestion so that i don't suck in the future. Here is the story. It's a first chapter:

Thanks in advance. Bye. :)

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