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Jul
4th
2016

How I Write · 5:33am Jul 4th, 2016

Hey! I'm going to show you how I write!

Step one: I write the main events and dialog. I make the main event the longest out of all the events. You can see the difference clearly.
Step two: I go to the beginning of the chapter, and I keep expanding on what I wrote.
Step three: Repeat step two.
Step four: Repeat step three.

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Aug
8th
2019

A How To On: Writing Existing Characters. Mane Six Edition. · 8:26pm Aug 8th, 2019

So I've been here a while, and though I may not be the best, I've learned at least a little, which is what I'm hoping to share with you today. More specifically I hope to help new writers who may struggle with writing existing characters in the franchise, namely the mane six. (Just fyi this is generally pretty free form so this blog will have tons of grammer and spelling errors, please ignore those. This is also not by any means extensive and are mainly just a collection of thoughts on the

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Feb
10th
2020

The Duck Song: Reimagined · 4:16am Feb 10th, 2020

Watch the Duck Song with no sound. Imagine a dark prison as the surroundings. The duck is wanting the keys for a jailbreak from the prison guard, always behind his desk, and they eventually escape together. How does this song seem to you now?

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May
26th
2016

Actual Sequel to the Hellpiercer Sort-of Sequel · 3:08am May 26th, 2016

How to Hug a Five-Hundred-Foot Tall Dragon now has a continuation! How Spike Kinda Sorta Maybe Married a Changeling continues my trend of obnoxiously-long titles, and will explore what the hay happened to get Spike and Chryssy hitched! But first, Celestia gets excited about cake.

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May
31st
2018

Wherein Tumbleweed teaches you how to be funny. (PART ONE!) · 3:11am May 31st, 2018

SO.

It's been a long day-- nothing insurmountable, and nothing a fancy beer and some exploding things in Star Fox can't fix. But with that done, I find myself sitting in front of my computer, with the vague desire to write ... uh, something. But I'm still a bit brain-fried from my day job (plus, I've already gotten a little bit of original writing for the day) so, uh ... ponies, right?

Or, perhaps more pretentious, writing about writing about ponies. Ponies being funny.

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Apr
7th
2017

How to write Rainbow Dash · 2:03am Apr 7th, 2017

Step 1: Drink beers.

Step 2: Watch this music video

Step 3 (ADVANCED CLASS): Snag SHOUT! Factory's Blu-Ray release of Streets of Fire for further research.

Report Tumbleweed · 324 views · #How to Write
Sep
19th
2017

Sup! · 4:59am Sep 19th, 2017

Just want to know how everyone is Doing!

Report Aunty Furby · 257 views · #How are you!
Apr
17th
2016

Writing How-to: Week 3 - The Revision · 8:55pm Apr 17th, 2016

Welcome to week three of this five week series. Revising is the topic of discussion for this week's post. You can visit the previous week by clicking here.

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Nov
9th
2016

How is everyone/everypony doing? · 2:29am Nov 9th, 2016

Simple question: how is everyone/everypony doing?

After riding the high of the last three completed chapters being big ones for my story and such been feeling pretty good about things. So just wanted to ask how you all were.

...

...

Yep, that is it.

Apr
24th
2016

Writing How-to: Week 4 - Editing · 1:28pm Apr 24th, 2016

Welcome to week four of this five week series. Editing is this weeks topic. You can also visit last weeks post by clicking here.

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Apr
2nd
2016

Writing How-to: Week 1 - Ideas and Prewriting · 3:35pm Apr 2nd, 2016

Welcome to week one of my five week how-to for April. In this five part series I will be going over how I come up with ideas, how I write them, and how I edit them into a finished product. Pictures, examples, and personal touches included!

This week is all about coming up with the initial idea. Everyone wants to make a good article, essay, or narrative, but if you don't know where to start it can drain your inspiration rapidly.

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Dec
2nd
2014

Minotaur time! Expect to see a lot in the near future. · 7:30pm Dec 2nd, 2014


Does anyone know of any "how-to-draw"s for Iron Will? I'm working on character designs.

Jan
28th
2021

How to Catch a Rarity - Where Is It? · 1:32pm Jan 28th, 2021

If you've been here long enough, you'll know of my How to Catch Series. In said series, I use an OC named Dom the Human and Rainbow Dash. Together, they prank and 'catch' their friends, either literally or in the sense they catch them so off guard their brains short circuit...figuratively speaking.

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Apr
10th
2016

Writing How-to: Week 2 - Getting Drafted · 8:46pm Apr 10th, 2016

Welcome to week two of this five week series. This week is all about drafting, the beginning process for creating your story. You can visit the previous week by clicking here.

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Jun
9th
2018

Wherein Tumbleweed teaches you how to be funny. (PART TWO!) · 4:07pm Jun 9th, 2018

Last time, I went over the various 'levels' of comedy-- now, I'm gonna get into the specifics-- namely, tools, principles, and building blocks you can use when writing your own comedies. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but hopefully it'll be helpful, one way or another. So without further ado, let's get started!

Punch Up, don't Punch Down.

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Apr
11th
2019

Uplifting Thought for the Day · 12:40am Apr 11th, 2019

Truth surrounds us constantly. We can hear it as easily from the unlettered man in poverty as from the educated man of academia (in fact, sometimes I feel like you're more likely to find truth in the simple than in the learned). The trick is to listen for truth at all times and to treasure it deeply when it is found.

Today's truth was shared with me by a man who is not a writer and has never displayed to me any desire to be a storyteller in any respect:

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Sep
7th
2017

How to Make a Monster for My Story · 5:00pm Sep 7th, 2017

(If any of you wants to make your own monster (Kaiju), then this is how you can be making them.)

Name: [insert name]

Wingspan: [insert wingspan]

Length: [insert length]

Weight: [insert weight]

Appearance: [insert appearance]

(If you don't know how to make a monster, take your time to create it.)

Apr
13th
2018

How to write Starlight Glimmer! · 6:21pm Apr 13th, 2018

I meant to post this last night (early this morning), but apparently I was somewhat incoherent so I forgot to hit the 'post' button. Woops. BUT NOW HERE IT IS.

"Oh Tumbleweed!" you cry. "Tell us how to Write Starlight Glimmer even though you've only used her in like one story but that doesn't matter because you're the best at pony stories so any bits of wisdom you can pass along will be super useful!"

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Nov
30th
2017

How to attract readers' attention, a half-baked guide regarding metadata and the like: · 5:20am Nov 30th, 2017

Disclaimer here:

This is not a guide on how to write better. Improving how you write is a matter of time and practice. This guide is a culmination of general observation and trial-and-error as to what people look for in a story and what will net you a higher view count. I'm not a spectacular writer, but I do know how to recognize what people want to see.

* And yes, I realize the inherent irony in posting this as a blog rather than as a forum thread.


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Report JackRipper · 929 views · #update #active #guide #how to
Jun
15th
2017

New Chapter Out · 9:37pm Jun 15th, 2017

Also I was looking at character tags.

Looks like I can update the character tags so there is an EQG tag now.

Shows how I didn't notice that useful update. Which of course probably happened months ago.

But yeah this is going to start the next arc and this hopefully will be a longer section as in its what I'd be calling "The Crystal Prep Introduction Arc"

Also Rarity was fun to write.

Should write her more.

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