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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 started on my very first story and i'm coming along very slowly :fluttershysad:, do you know some people/ponies that could help me out.

it's about a aspiring young dark mage that wants to do good WITH the darkness, but he is limited to what he can learn because of all the hate and ridicule he gets from everyone, and i need help filling in the finer points

yours truly

You know what sucked? I was told to fix somethings in one of my stories. I was like, ok, It'll only take a minute. I Fix that stuff and submit it again. The next day I come back And they say I have not done anything. I check, and everything is the same way as I changed it. I was mad so I told them I did fix it and that they don't know what they're talking about. I come back the next day to find my stories, all of them, gone. What the heck? Now I have to write them all over again!

Sorry I needed to get that off my chest. I'm currently trying to write them again.

A few months back, I accidentally deleted my stories. When I put them all back up (which took awhile), the reaction to them seemed less pleasing. I would like some help and feedback as to how to make them better.

Does anyone have advice as to how to spice them up a bit?


I'm struggling to write more stories, does that count?

Hey, so....I'm a struggling author but the fics I wanna make aren't MLP related. Does that immediately disqualify me?

I'm in the planning stages of a new story; my current main story... Well, there are so many things I wish I'd done different and though I am somewhat proud of it, I cant' deny the flaws and mistakes I've made and still make regarding it

So, I wanna try starting fresh. Better late than never, I know, given how close the show is coming to an end.

Be that as it may, I would appreciate a mentor, an editor, someone to offer guidance to make this new story something worth reading

If you're interested, PM me with the title saying... 'Story Guide' or something like that

I've been a struggling author ever since I joined this site 4 years ago on March 22nd.

It's been about seven years since I've written a FiMFic here. A bit of a longer hiatus than I thought I'd take, but I'm finally back, and inspired to write again.

I just want to say, if anyone wants an editor, I'm willing to do it for you.
Please, if you contact me, remain aware that I do not read Mature content, lots of violence, explicit content, or stuff with cursing.

Hm. What I do when I have writer's block, or just creativity block, Is just write down ANYTHING.
Sad, happy, crazy, anything.
And eventually you should be able to pull ideas from it/make better ideas.
Hope this helps.
And, you can label the brain explosion a Discorded story....

I have a story that I'm planning on rewriting after I complete it, but I want to see your opinions on it if that's okay:twilightsmile:.

I just started writing my story and even have someone to help me proofread. But I've been struggling to find inspiration even though I really want to write I just don't feel... inspired?

I've been struggling with my story since April of this year and only writing 3 1/2 chapters so far. Real life and lack of motivation has slowed me down. I had three people reading my story and giving input but they jumped ship. Any help would be appreciated.

Well, I’m an editor, so if you want me to take a look at them, just shoot me a PM :pinkiesmile:

Oh I do have it in Google docs. I'll probably retype some of my chapters when I get the time to.

It’s better to post in the forums, so everyone in the group will be notified about you being in need of help :raritywink: I just took a glance at the first chapter, noticing some issues with mixed up tenses and such. Would it be possible to look at the story in Google Docs? It’s a better platform for fixing this kind of issues than the site itself.

Hello I'm twipie! I need some help with a story I'm working on. Mostly with grammar, consistency and spelling errors. So I can better improve my story.


Yep after three months of searching I still haven’t found someone who will review my story.

Please help if you can?

Your choice mate

(Edit: when I was first attempting to get the story reviewed it was only 20-000’s now 50-000. I don’t need a full review. Just the first fifteen chapters)

Hello, I've been on this site for a few years now.

I have a story that I started working on back in 2013 but haven't been able to finish due to real life stuff getting in the way:

So... I'm not only looking for someone to help me finish this story (due to me wanting to create an episodic series that takes places after the story) , but I'm looking for constructive criticism and proofreading to help improve my craft as a writer.

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