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Jun
5th
2018

Magic weapons and the logistics behind them. · 3:14am Jun 5th, 2018

Magic runes and the logistics behind them.
RUNES/SYMBOLS
Runes/symbols have multiple factors to take into consideration that determine both there function and power.

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Mar
12th
2019

Unsolicited Advice 1: Stop Having Your Characters Say Things · 6:54pm Mar 12th, 2019

So, after reviewing several stories and editing several works I would like to tell you something that pisses me off to no end; having characters say things. "But Schatten." I hear you say. "How am I supposed to have dialogue unless my characters say things?" And the answer is simple, just don’t have them say things. They can sigh them, or shout them, or even grabble them through broken teeth as they try to force themselves off the ground, but they should avoid just saying them. I cannot count

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Sep
24th
2019

Another kind of gimmick story · 11:52pm Sep 24th, 2019

Three years ago, I posted a guest column on Chris's blog about some kinds of gimmick stories, how to make them work, some common pitfalls, etc. for epistolary stories, dialogue-only stories, and open endings. There's one more kind that has been on my thoughts lately. More after the break.

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Jun
9th
2019

How I write and what you can learn · 12:54am Jun 9th, 2019

Now, something I have been told time and time again is; “Just write. No matter how bad it is you are still writing and you can always go back and unfuck the disaster.” Now I understand where people are coming from, and I know they mean well, but let me beat something into the skulls of all the authors that keep giving this advice.

It’s not for me.

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Feb
5th
2019

Earning Your End · 6:13am Feb 5th, 2019

Ok, let me first clarify the title of this blog. "Earning your end" is a phrase I try to write all of my stories by that can be summarised by; "If you want the story to end a particular way, especially happily, break your protagonists." One of my biggest pet peeves is stories where a happy ending happens, but the main character really didn't lose anything. For a story that ends happily, I find it to be much more satisfactory if I read the protagonist getting their shit pushed in during the

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Jan
31st
2018

Something to think about. · 9:43am Jan 31st, 2018

So, I'm rapidly approaching chapter 50 of my story. I've never really gotten this far, and I can assure you I'm doing something worthy of the prestigious number. But it's also getting me thinking about something else regarding the story as a whole. If you didn't already know, I hold this humble tale of mine quite close to my heart. I've said before that I based Boltsinger off of aspects of my own personality, with other notable characters based on people with the same relationship towards me

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May
19th
2018

Should I break your heart with my story? · 10:18pm May 19th, 2018

As a writer of "The Lives Among The Equines" I want to know your opinions on whether or not I should a new story a Tragedy. So here's the deal, you can choose which of these two options, should I:

1) Utterly ripping the reader's heart to shreds, then throwing the pieces to the wind
2) Breaking their hearts, only to heal it back with an uplifting ending

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Jun
29th
2015

Outside of a formal literary setting, WRITE HOWEVER YOU WANT. · 10:10pm Jun 29th, 2015

Before I even say anything, just know that I have no idea why I chose to rant about all of this right now. Just something that has been in the back of my mind since I've actually started seriously writing fics again.

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Jun
13th
2017

On Writing Advice—a blog by Nyronus · 1:29pm Jun 13th, 2017

Nyronus wrote a blog about writing and writing advice! As we all know, we get writing advice that while coming with good intentions does't really work for the story or work in progress. Sometimes authors are trying to do a specific thing and taking advice is always iffy one way or another, especially if whoever is giving it to you is unwilling to at least hear what you're trying to do.

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Apr
5th
2018

Getting Unblocked in the Sticky Middle · 10:13pm Apr 5th, 2018

I'm going to link here to a pretty good sounding article about dealing with the difficult middle part of a story: Habits & Traits #158: Getting Unblocked in the Sticky Middle

I'm currently sort of stuck like this on three different stories... four if you count Dæling With Yt. :facehoof:

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Report Hazel Mee · 95 views · #writing #advice
Oct
27th
2018

Writing advice for Journey to Midnight Castle: Archmage · 4:29pm Oct 27th, 2018

In my story 'Journey to Midnight Castle', I planned for Twilight to become an Archmage in the Coronation. Basically, every four years, Princess Celestia chooses one of her most promising students to become an Archmage, but I need ideas on how to make the Archmage more powerful than a normal mage.


Edit: By the way, the Coronation takes place in Chapter 1, before Nightmare Moon returns to Equestria.

Apr
16th
2019

Learn You Some Realism · 4:28pm Apr 16th, 2019

Ok, I don’t think I’ll be able to convince many of you to come all the way over to my level of obsessive realism, but I hopefully can convince some of you to either find people like me to help you or to do the heavy lifting yourselves.

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Jan
19th
2020

Anyone interested in some writing advice for beginners? · 11:10am January 19th

I've got some anecdotal tips stored up and wouldn't mind sharing if someone wants to hear them.

Report Obsi · 65 views · #advice #beginner
Oct
19th
2015

Bump on my dog's head · 11:00pm Oct 19th, 2015

Simple title in the hopes someone might be able to offer advice, since we can't afford a trip to the vet right now. We brought Midna in for the night, and while Asilin was feeding her, she noticed a lump above her right eye.

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Jan
14th
2017

Advice Please · 8:38pm Jan 14th, 2017

Hi. I'm asking all my watchers something quite important.
The way Lost Reflections is playing out, is there any advice you'd give me?
The last chapters was quite a pivotal moment as it hereby ended the running theme of not knowing why the main villain is so reviled.
I just need to know if I went a bit OTT or if I've missed anything out or anything you'd recommend.

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Nov
29th
2016

2016 Bronycon panels are finally up! · 5:20am Nov 29th, 2016

If you're interested, I participated in the Advanced Writing panel:

and the other...

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Aug
7th
2016

Some words of advice... · 1:06am Aug 7th, 2016

Okay, I think we can all agree that today's episode was not a good one. It showed Aesop Amnesia, and character developmental regression on the part of a certain three ponies.:rainbowderp::ajbemused::raritydespair:

My advice is related to this episode, and actually any other episodes you may think are bad. It can be summed up in two words and they are this: Ignore it!

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Jul
16th
2016

Story Approval Team Exposed? · 5:29am Jul 16th, 2016

So recently I've submitted a dark one shot piece to this site. I asked a handful of people to preread the story, all saying that it was good, except for some minor spelling and grammatical errors here and there. They could tell what the story is and what it revolved around, and were overall happy to read the piece.

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Mar
16th
2016

CA: Theming · 10:50pm Mar 16th, 2016

A continuation of my Cumulative Advice for Writers blog, introducing one of the core elements of writing.

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Oct
12th
2014

The Necessity of Failure · 1:20am Oct 12th, 2014

If I had a nickel every time I heard someone say nobody’s perfect, I’d have about three bucks. Seriously, a nickel isn’t worth that much. Regardless, the point of the saying still stands. I’ve heard how nobody’s perfect so often because it’s true. Whether you nod your head or roll your eyes when you hear it, we all understand it to be true.

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