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I hope you enjoy the stay.
- Alexander

[Adventure]

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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Hello. I've been getting out my first ever story on this site and it's been up for a month now. It's called "Of Friendship & Shadow Games" and it's a Yu-Gi-Oh crossover centered on the character of Ryou Bakura. This story is meant to be the first instalment of a planned trilogy.

I apologize for the shameless plug but I would love to see some more comments and feedback. All I'm asking is that you give it a chance but that's entirely up to you.

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.
Rainb0wDashie · 8.9k words  ·  26  2 · 371 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
After an unfortunate first impression, Flitter and Cloudchaser manage to work with their new teammate to discover lost scrolls, ancient relics, and maybe even the most important treasure of all, love.
Mechawrecker · 56k words  ·  61  5 · 616 views

Hi everyone, This is part of a story I'm in the middle of writing, I'm trying to gauge reaction to it so if you like it or have something else to say about it please tell me!

https://www.fimfiction.net/story/470197/test-chapter

Password: equestria

Hey I've been on the site for about a month and I've hit a bit of a snag I'm trying to build up to the ark of my story and I'm looking for feedback and critical thinking that can give me ideas tmof how the story might go that im over looking my story is Rambo Reborn and id love to hear what you guys and gals think of the story https://www.fimfiction.net/story/460474/rambo-reborn

I'm new here. Haven't been writing all that much, but I've had practice here and there. I've been told by some that the writing of my story is good, but nobody has seen it at all. Only one commenter (and a troll). Am I doing something wrong? Is it just luck-based to get people to see your stories? Does my long description need work? Do I have to wait until the story is completely finished for people to see it? (It will be half way over by next's weeks upload.) I'd like to solve my issue, but I'm still extremely new to everything here. Can anyone help me and be like a guide?

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Hey! If you haven't already, I recommend posting in the forum, as that will attract your question a lot more attention and possibly a few answers!

Hey. It's Doom Guy.
So, let's cut to brass tax.

How the hell am I supposed to do this... writing stuff?

I've been wanting to write a Space Jam kind of story, where Discord challenges Celestia and The Mane Six to a game of basketball for the fate of the entire country, because that's a Discord thing to do, right?

It's a sound idea, obviously able to be tweaked further, but the question is... well... HOW to write this?

If anyone at all can help mentor me on this, I'd be grateful. Hell, I'll kill demons for you if they show up for some unexplainable reason as an incentive.

From The World's Greatest Demon Hunter,
Doom Guy

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
Closet-Bronie-333

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.

Hello,
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?

Thanks,

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.
Bye.

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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....

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