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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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I'm here because I was told I would be able to hang around and read some pretty great stuff

Is promoting allowed in the threads?

Hey everyone I am Aether Spark and I have a great story based on the hit game Dark Deception.

Dark Deception: Friendship is magic

I'm in need of more views and comments, the story may seem dead but it is actually on Hiatus until Dark Deception releases it's 5th chapter.

Till then, here's the link, tell me what you think down in the comments.

So, I'm writing my first Chrysalis story, and I can't seem to get beyond 500 words or so for my first chapter, as I don't want to publish two chapters at once.

It's about the cast being a literal cast of characters, but C is tired of Changelings being given the short end of the stick, so she and her family are trying to escape the embodiment of Hasbro and bring along as many creatures as possible.

Hey, so I have this next gen fic that I started and am working on in my free time, so far I've gotten a couple likes and a couple comments on, like, one chapter that say that it's going good so far without any real insight on what was good about it and things that I could improve. I'm looking for constructive criticism, and especially on more than one chapter if that's alright. Any advice and insight would be much appreciated :D —Frosted Sketch( AKA Sketchy, AKA The Hopes'nDreamsVerse )

Here's the link if anyone is interested in assisting:

Have a new story if anyone's interested.

EBrønd Hesteånd
Fluttershy discovers a creepy horror within the Everfree, and promptly decides to adopt it...
Jessi · 8.5k words  ·  49  1 · 1.2k views

I've just started publishing my first story since my return from a two year hiatus, I'd love for some feedback on it! :twilightsmile:

After being trapped underground from a calamity no one knows much about, most of the ponies have lost their hope and wanderlust. My story is about a mare who finds herself starstruck with the stories of the past and leaves the safety of her home and into the volatile underground and even worse surface hoping to find some answers. Though more than she knows is awaiting her in the metros.

TUnder Eternal Winds
Amidst the somber and sorrows a desperate scavenger stumbles upon a pre-war bunker and finds herself in the midst of something much larger than herself or even the metro.
TheFictionalWriter · 2.1k words  ·  10  2 · 255 views

Hello! Ive got bunch of ideas for fics (most of which were inspred by other fics, comics, etc)
but I havnt written anything in years.... and anyting good in... probably over decade ago.
My main issue is I can think out specific scenes, but cant connect them together.

Quick question: should stories be added to both the applicable genre and the story length folders? They clearly overlap.

I am currently working on a Sunset Shimmer x Adagio Dazzle story, but I honestly am not very good at writing stories that aren’t x readers. Anyone interested in helping me and maybe providing feedback?

Hey guys just to let you know that my story ''A Pegasus Promise'' is finally complete. It's been one year in the making and I think my writing got better with time.

It would mean the world to me if you gave it a try and maybe a like (hopefully). :D

Here's the link:


Hello there. I'm new to the FimFiction community and I would like to get some feedback on my stories, mainly on this one, which I want to expand into more chapters.

Finally, a group that gets me:fluttershyouch:

Hello I just posted a story here a few seconds ago. I'd like to get some feedback on it if thats possible.

Please can I get some feedback on my first story, btw I know about the capitalisation I keep forgetting and am writing on my phone keyboard.


I would love to help I also need pre reading on my book

not sure if my big franchise is inspiring... I work really hard but, I'm afraid people just don't like the genre... so yeap i'm struggling a little bit.

If y'all don't mind, I could use some pre-reading on a story of mine! :twilightsheepish:

EOur Day in Disdain
Rainbow Dash is forced to confront the ghosts of her past and the life she left behind. Lest the one she built for herself crumbles in her hooves.
Rainb0w Dashie · 30k words  ·  42  7 · 1.2k views

We all know why we're here. I'm just starting out and need to get feedback any way I can. Sorry for the shameless plug.

Since I've noticed a depressing lack of Flitter & Cloudchaser fics, I've decided to put my own hat in the ring. It's called A Different Kind Of Treasure, which is about F, CC, and an OC treasure hunting for gold. glory, and fame. All the while, an ominous force from the sister's past works to unite an ancient magic and reawaken evil. Will they succeed in preventing total annihilation? What will they discover about the world and each other along the way? Read along to find out!

TA Different Kind of Treasure
What's the most valuable treasure in the world: Family? Money? Revenge? Love? Depends on who you ask...
Mechawrecker · 62k words  ·  85  4 · 1.3k views
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