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Sep
15th
2016

BOLD, ITALICS, CAPS EXTRAVAGANZA! · 7:40pm Sep 15th, 2016

Heya everyone!

Just a quick head's up that I went back and retolled the formatting and caps for Out of Space. A got enough comments that I figured this warranted some attention.

Other than that, any changes where super minor. Hopefully it all went through without messing the formatting in other places.

I'm glad this story has been so well received! Thanks to you all for helping this get featured!

Catch ya in the comments!

Report Justice3442 · 395 views · #fanfic #formatting
Feb
18th
2017

Chapter Seven. · 2:11am Feb 18th, 2017

This chapter is an interesting one.

Well, why that is I leave that to you all.

In any case here is a link the Gdoc for this chapter for improved formatting.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AGvUDBFP__6wHUk4ODul_pI6fc_CK0wU7xUHIdPVxwU/edit

Report SunnyDontLook · 199 views · #Story #formatting
Feb
26th
2018

Question about changelings - Exercise in Management chapters. · 12:17pm Feb 26th, 2018

I've asked this question once before in regards to a different story, but here goes:

What chapter format suits you better for Exercise in Management?
1) Short chapters (1-1,5k words)
- little bits easier to read similar to Hard to Find the Right Words, but may lack detail or broader context since I'm historically not good enough to squeeze it in.
- weekly updates will be possible sooner, I think.
- might be more funny bits than straight up story.
2) Longer chapters (2,5-5k words)

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Jun
28th
2015

Special characters · 1:33am Jun 28th, 2015

"...That's it?!"

“…That's it⁈”

I noticed some people use characters that aren't easy to type on a normal keyboard. Recently I started using the special quotation marks through key combos on my keyboard because they look better, but I haven't started using the ellipses character except in the one chapter title.

Do you use these special characters? If so, why, how and when do you use them?

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Report dNihil · 163 views · #typography #formatting
Jun
24th
2017

New Site Format · 6:33am Jun 24th, 2017

Okay, I'm ready to hate the site changes now.
While I'm entering a new chapter, they have a special window to bug me about double-spacing and/or indenting the paragraphs now. I've always done the latter; I use double-spaces to mark minor breaks within a scene rather than spacing an entire chapter.
Except that when I did that this time, the site automatically flattened out the indenting, double-spaced everything, and then ignored my own double spacing.

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Apr
22nd
2017

To Double Space or Not to Double Space · 7:35am Apr 22nd, 2017

I've been writing my first story here on the site. Though, there has been one thing that has been plaguing my thoughts. Should I be double spacing my paragraphs or not? :rainbowhuh:

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Dec
31st
2016

Equestrian Fanfiction · 8:44pm Dec 31st, 2016

Hi all!

For those who follow my daily silliness (Equestrian Fanfiction) I have a big question for you to decide. I've done a test coloured version of chapter one. Do you think it's better, or is no formatting more legible? (I'm on tablet, so the girmatting takes a little time :( )

In addition, if anyone knows a way to have the quote box change colour, let me know! (I think that version would me most readable).

Thank you again, and enjoy the start of 2017!

Lise

Report Lise · 380 views · #Question #color #formatting
Nov
30th
2016

MLP fiction archive with nifty Kindle features · 5:24am Nov 30th, 2016

If you're anything like me, when you see a story (completed or not) that looks interesting but is incredibly long, you stick it in your "Read it Later" queue, eventually download it for your e-reader when you've got time to kill, read it, and are either impressed by its plot and character arcs and worldbuilding, or disappointed because the pacing is glacial and a ten thousand word chapter can be nothing more than, "Cool train, innit?" (I AM NOT MAKING THAT UP OR EXAGGERATING.) But

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Jun
8th
2017

Truth, Lies and Adorable Apples · 3:10pm Jun 8th, 2017

Flim, Flam, and the Little Lost Apple Scam is now complete, and quite appropriately on a day which the lies will be piling up in vast numbers both in the US and Europe (live breathless coverage of the Comey testimony and British elections), thus giving you something soothing and comfortable to read while the television talking heads all declare the end of civilization as we know it.  And as appropriate

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Mar
1st
2020

A ticklish Pegasus has been polished up a bit · 9:51pm Mar 1st, 2020

Being new to writing my style was a bit all over the place, random new lines and proper paragraphs being intermittent.
But after getting some helpful advice from other writers, (you know who you are, thanks a bunch!) I have got it more organised, I will be doing the same to all my other stories, I will say here when that takes place as well as on the description of the story itself.

Hope you like the improvements and enjoy anything new I come up with in the future!

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Aug
17th
2016

Trying Something New · 9:26pm Aug 17th, 2016

I have recently undertaking the project of rewriting an older novel of mine which was a rewrite of a fanfiction I did. It's been interesting so far and has come out very different during this iteration of writing it. There were various issues with the original rewrite that needed addressed on the larger scale, plus I am testing out a new writing style for a novel. I have so far dubbed it the Episodic Format.

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Feb
8th
2016

FimFiction formatting attempted to destroy my latest chapter of TD&HD · 4:50pm Feb 8th, 2016

Apologies to anyone who slogged through the latest chapter of The Destroyer and Her Doctor. You're a champ for putting up with all that. That'll teach me to update something right before I go to bed.

I cleared out the weird bold and centering woes. Just the joys of importing from GDocs. Also cleared up some name confusion.

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Jun
6th
2017

Oopsdate · 4:25am Jun 6th, 2017

Well, something about the site update seems to have broken all my nifty boxed footnotes.

...fixed just as soon as I figure out how to fix 'em.

Dec
7th
2018

Mo' Formats, Mo' Problems · 5:17am Dec 7th, 2018

So I think it's about time I get serious about standardizing the writing formats in my works.
I write and read fine with my stories single-spaced with an extra paragraph marker for every scene break, but apparently a lot of my readers hate that. Okay.
The issue is that FIMfiction has been getting worse and worse with its in-browser editor. Or maybe it's fine and I'm just using garbage word processors. I don't know.

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Feb
7th
2016

How many of you have changed your default font for reading stories here? · 12:20am Feb 7th, 2016

I'm messing around with a fic that has some texting conversations, and was wondering if I should play with using a fixed width font to indicate it. I've also thought about alternating left-alight and right-align, similar to how phones put the people's bubbles on each side. Or both options at once.

What's your favorite treatment of text-based conversations in fiction? Are my ideas plausible or just immersion breaking?

May
14th
2020

New chapter, chapter formats, and release schedule · 6:45pm May 14th, 2020

Hey everyone!

So after some debating with a few others I've decided to amend my update schedule. Things are just so unpredictable, and it's hard to get anything done at all. And the feedback I've gotten has been pretty definitive that the worst part of it is the 'not knowing' aspect. That, even with the regular assurances, there's still the worry that I'm going to abandon the project. Because so many others have in the past, especially with the end of show / new gen cycle.

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Dec
27th
2015

Well, I screwed up... (IMPORANT FOR ANY OF MY ONLINE FRIENDS) · 6:07pm Dec 27th, 2015

In an attempt to change my Nintendo ID username, I have completely formatted everything on my 3DS. All my memories, all my friends, and all my downloads gone in an instant. I've since deleted the new ID and continued using my original one, but it a sudden burst of stupidity, I believed this was the best way to go and I failed every step of the way.

Am I mad? Yes.

But will I allow this to get to me? No.

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Mar
3rd
2019

"Reaping Rainbow" - Two Quick Notes · 8:03pm Mar 3rd, 2019

Hey folks! Two quick things about my latest story. First, thanks for helping it make the Featured list! :yay:

Second, it seems some folks are having trouble with the text-to-speech function due to Death's use of SmallCap text for dialogue. I can't really go back and rework it, but I'm sure you can find an alternative way. Still, my apologies for any inconvenience. :ajsleepy:

Jun
10th
2019

Mechanic: the BCM that lost itself · 1:33pm Jun 10th, 2019

Y’all are going to think I’m running out of things to talk about here besides network diagnosis, because here comes another one. This one’s a 2005 GMC Envoy, which is essentially a pretentious Chevy Trailblazer.

So, y’all know the drill:


Source

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Sep
1st
2016

Downtime · 3:12pm Sep 1st, 2016

I've spent my free period going through Let's Try This Again and The Roses of Success, just to click the down arrow and the enter key a few hundred times. Double-spaced text is so much less touble to look at. I'm also gonna do this to Changelings: A Summary, when I have the time.
EDIT: Done with that too.

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