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Sep
23rd
2019

Being a Better Writer’s Summer of Cliche Writing Advice: Show the Monster Last · 8:50pm Sep 23rd, 2019

Welcome back readers, to another installment of Being a Better Writer‘s Summer of Cliche Writing Advice. This time, flu-free.

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Apr
22nd
2017

That sure was... something. · 12:58pm Apr 22nd, 2017

Good News: The season premiere for season 7 had me laughing out loud!

Bad News: Not always for the right reasons.

Reader beware, you're in for a scare... if you're scared of SPOILERS!

First of all, the elephant in the room. This is the first season to open without a two-parter. Does it matter that much? Not really, if they can stand on their own.

But do they?

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Jul
15th
2019

Being a Better Writer’s Summer of Cliche Writing Advice: Nothing New Under the Sun · 8:44pm Jul 15th, 2019

Jul
22nd
2019

Being a Better Writer’s Summer of Cliche Writing Advice: Show Don’t Tell · 2:31pm Jul 22nd, 2019

Apr
10th
2018

OPWA: Episode Fourteen · 6:13pm Apr 10th, 2018

Overpriced Writing Advice
Where you can learn the stuff I paid thousands of dollars to have taught to me, for free.

Dialogue

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Apr
9th
2020

Fake Toughness vs. The Real Thing · 7:14pm April 9th

Observation: The strongest men I know — guys who deadlift over 500 pounds, run 4-minutes for the mile, throw a discuss hundreds of feet, or run ultramarathons — tend to be caring, considerate, and generally calm dudes. The guys I know who want to be strong and tough — but who are not — tend to be loud, defensive, and overly proud.

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Jan
31st
2016

CCC: cleverpun's Critique Corner #21 — The Quest by iisaw · 5:04pm Jan 31st, 2016

Jul
7th
2015

CCC: cleverpun's Critique Corner #1 · 4:29pm Jul 7th, 2015

One thing I like about the FIM fanfic fandom is the abundance of reviewers and critique available. It helps authors grow, helps other authors learn from their mistakes, and helps inform readers of stories they may like or dislike.

I generally avoided being one of those reviewers for a long time. I usually preferred a direct dialogue with the author, so my critique would often take the form of a lengthy comment directly on the story in question.

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Mar
3rd
2016

CCC: cleverpun's Critique Corner #23 — If Memory Serves by Pascoite · 5:19am Mar 3rd, 2016

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Today’s story uses not one, but two twists. Since the first twist is fairly obvious (perhaps intentionally so), I have not bothered to spoiler-tag it.


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Oct
30th
2015

CCC: cleverpun's Critique Corner #11 — Bonafide · 4:57am Oct 30th, 2015

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Today’s critique is another “retro” one. It is an adaptation of a comment I already made, on a story I have already read, rather than completely new material based on a recent read.

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Mar
29th
2016

CCC: cleverpun's Critique Corner #24 — It Feels... Wrong. · 12:13am Mar 29th, 2016

Nov
29th
2015

CCC: cleverpun's Critique Corner: Description/Title Reviews #2 · 3:26am Nov 29th, 2015

The description and title are some of the most important parts of a story. They provide readers with their first impression, convince them to read it, and characterize your story even after it is finished.

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Aug
17th
2015

CCC: cleverpun's Critique Corner #6 — To Be A Mule · 6:36am Aug 17th, 2015

Feb
12th
2020

CCC: cleverpun's Critique Corner #40 — Souls and Silicon · 2:58am February 12th

Mar
17th
2020

CCC: cleverpun's Critique Corner #42 — Seneschal · 11:08pm March 17th

Jul
12th
2016

Writing Tips: How to Make a Monster · 4:20am Jul 12th, 2016

Jan
2nd
2017

cleverpun’s Idea Graveyard: Sorrow No More · 2:23am Jan 2nd, 2017

Another new year is here. That means lots of new beginnings, looking forward, etc. All those platitudes and cliches we've come to know and possibly tolerate. But just as important as looking to the future, perhaps even more important, is examining the past. Learning from our mistakes and critiquing our own work is crucial if we want to grow as writers (and as people).

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May
11th
2017

Programs That Help Your Computer Run Great · 1:15pm May 11th, 2017

I thought I would share some programs I personally use on my computer that help to defend it from malicious attacks as well as run faster and smoother. The best things about all of these programs are, not only do they work incredibly well, but they are also one hundred percent free. They each do have 'premium' versions you can buy, but honestly thee free versions work great on their own. There is no reason to 'upgrade' unless you just absolutely want to (for whatever reason).

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May
31st
2016

OPWA: Episode Eight · 11:09pm May 31st, 2016

Overpriced Writing Advice
Where you can learn the stuff I paid thousands of dollars to have taught to me, for free.

Creating World Depth Via Hints

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Sep
14th
2015

Advice Pinks has updated! · 10:53pm Sep 14th, 2015

With a chapter that has been sitting in my Drive for two or three weeks.

With questions by Emerald Knight, a pegasister, Sunset Shimmer, and Beauty Split! Check it out!

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