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This group will never die, not so long as there is one fool left to teach new writers!

Welcome to the School for New Writers!

A community of over 3k members, and the largest author help group on Fimfiction.


Are you tired of getting your hard work trampled with dislikes? Are you a noob who is seriously considering writing a fanfic? Or are you an established author and simply looking for ways to improve your writing? Well, fret no more! If you are a writer in search of guidance and direction, then this is the group for you.

Writers of all skill levels are welcome. You'll find that our lectures are simple and easy to understand for those just starting out. Of course, authors with slightly more experience will also likely find ways to improve upon their own technique, along with resources and services such as story grading and reviews. Our work is entirely for your benefit.


Important Threads

Rules and Guidelines ~ Go here for a more in depth look at the inner workings of SFNW, because it makes our job easier if you know the rules. Repeated offenses will result in mild punishment and eventually banning.

School Directory ~ Our forum contains over 120 different threads. That makes this thread incredibly useful. It will usually get updated within the day.


A Few General Rules for the SFNW

All rules not stated here can be found in the Rules and Guidelines thread. Read them carefully, since they cover everything from thread posting and student behavior to contest rules.

1. This is a fairly relaxed group. However, this does not mean it is uncivilized. Please keep fighting to a minimum and at least attempt to follow our rules or you'll be banned and have your comments deleted by an Admin.

2. If you have a question, do not be afraid to ask a Professor/Contributor or a Professor/Admin in a PM or at our Study Hall.

3. Comments are to be used for commenting on the group's lectures or reasons stated in Rule 2. Comments such as "check out my story" will be deleted.

4. It's really unlikely you'll ever be banned from this group. You'd have to be trying to get banned. Still, comments can be deleted and/or a group administrator may say no to you. Bans are given for spamming, harassment (rule 1), and repeated rules violations.


OTHER HELPING GROUPS ON FIMFICTION
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The Proofreader Group
If you are in need of an editor/proofreader or two, this group is the place to go. They have an extensive list of proofreaders willing to help with your story, and you get to pick and choose editors to PM based on a whole bunch of relevant information. Make sure to read their policies though. They are currently looking for fresh proofreaders who would be willing to join.
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Art for Fanfiction
This group is the principle group to go to when a writer needs an artist, or when an artist needs an outlet. If you'd like your story to have some cover art, you might have some luck asking one of the available artists here if you aren't artistic yourself.
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Authors Helping Authors
The giving and receiving of story reviews, by authors and for authors, is the primary purpose of this group. A great way to get more favs/likes, go here if you want to promote your story and receive feedback. Be prepared to give a few reviews yourself though.
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The Writer's Group
Would you like your story to have a second chance at the lime light? In this group they ASK you to shamelessly promote your story, by adding it to one of their many folders. They have an extensive forum for you to use as a bouncing board of ideas and/or cries for help.
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World-Building Alliance
This group is focused on... you guessed it. World Building. Its forum is filled with interesting and inspirational material. Go here if you want ideas about the world outside the nation of Equestria, or niggling details like "magic" or "politics". They have monthly group contests.
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W.R.I.T.E.
At the "Writers and Reviewers Institute for Technical Excellence" Their stated goal is to get together the best of the best—an elite reviewing group who can take on any level of fic from first-timers to EqD-accepted authors. They are taking this claim quite seriously. Go here if you want a story reviewed.
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"We get to play God with our stories... And therein resides the hard work
of storytelling. Because, if you're playing God, you need to do it right."
- Larry Brooks

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So, where do I begin? Hi? Hola? Kumusta?

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Hello. i eventually join this the group to seek help. i am novice to write story and english is not my first language with poor education of it. i was able to write some rough draft but i think my story is filled with plot hole, mistake hole and out of charactors from main ponie casts. i have no idea how to fix it and didn't aware what exactly i mistake on story so i seek help or at least some suggest to me like just don't write story with this.
in addition, i was trying to write halo crossover self insert story with i make every pony is enemy to me..;
Thank you.

When you get a notification in your feed saying the same story was added to the same group, and not even in different folders each time, approximately 9 times...

So, is this still alive?

413616 But alas. I HAVE WRITTEN ONE.

Hello everyone,
I'm new here and this my third day in the web. I still a noob when comes to writing because english is not first language by birth. I still need help on my grammar. Even after writing this message you can tell that"oh shit is guy grammar is very poor" but want taking to say that my first story has lots bad grammar.

P.S. I write this post with my auto correct mobile phone and if I write this with a computer or laptop you well see what I might.

There's no stories for Mystery stories.

There is no folder for Sci-fi stories

Hello everypony!
I'm the project manager of Ambient.White (former Ambient.Prologue). At the moment we are looking for fiction writers who can write little pieces like letter from one pony to another or a note in a diary (just like in Elder Scrolls or Fallout games). If you are interested please contact me at piramidheaded.pony@gmail.com
For more info about our project visit http:/albdifferent.com

Hello there. I am new here and i just started to write my MLP fiction yesterday and i just want some feedback and suggestions. I don't know is this story i started really worth publishing or not. I am just afraid to get hateful coments so i want a review of my first chapter: https://www.fimfiction.net/story/346375/chapter-1-the-beginning-of-advanture-human-enters-equestria

Thanks in advance. Bye. :)

Hello I'm new here but that's not my name don't let grammar fool you.
I have an idea for a HiE that I've had for a long time I just couldn't find the homework assignment that sparked the idea until a few days ago and I need help with filling a few gaps and Proofreading and editing. So if anyone would help that would be greatly appreciated

What should I do to avoid more rules added by groups of people so full of themselves or banned by admins who can break their own rules? Don't worry this is a disposable account sent on Tor browser… so if you can track me… great!

When i clicked the rules,all i got was Scootaloo hugging Rainbow Dash.

What happened to it anyway?

I've been writing for a few months and honestly want some feedback. Not people dislike my stories I just want to make them more noticed and stand out more. Any help would really be appreciated.

I'm looking for help/tips in writing. I'm new to this so any help will make my day. Of course, I won't ask for free so in exchange for help, I will read your story, tell you pros/cons and try to help. I'm no expert but I'm more then happy to help:rainbowkiss:

Looking for writers and/or editor to help me make a few storys that I am working on. If inerasted please let me know.

Hello.
I've written two stories, playing along the same concept - a visitor that don't want anything to do with ponies, no matter how insistent they are. The way I found for writing them is...strange to say the least - it was much more a brainstorm than actual writing (well, the second story I've put more though to it because it didn't pass moderation the first time). I would like to keep working with the concept, but don't know how to really improve it. I will leave the links here, so feel free to do some critique.
Thanks.
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/284440/highway-to-infamy
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/336332/highway-to-infamy-2-electric-something-shoo

Hi Everypony! I was wondering if anyone was interested in reading my stories and giving me some tips to make it better! The story is in terrible condition and I could really use some constructive criticism!

http://www.fimfiction.net/story/289012

For further and more permanent contact, my skype is: theatomicshockwave

Hey there.
After years of silence I have finally did a thing. I have decided to join this group to improve my writing and the like, or something...

Anyway, cheers.

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