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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.

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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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Mar
14th
2016

Interesting Article · 9:48pm Mar 14th, 2016

Hi Everypony,

Just found this cool little article, stumbled onto it on Facebook. Made for interesting and informative reading, so I thought i'd share it with any and all other aspiring writers out there.

Enjoy!

Click Here

May
19th
2018

How to write a Shipfic. · 4:16am May 19th, 2018

"Oh Tumbleweed!" you cry.

"Aren't you at Everfree Northwest right now? And since you are the best at ponies, will you reserve your INFINITE WISDOM for those lucky few who come across you in person at the con?"

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Jul
22nd
2018

How to Write Fallout: Equestria · 7:59pm Jul 22nd, 2018

"Oh Tumbleweed!" You cry.

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Jun
3rd
2020

HOW TO EDIT A STORY ABOUT PONIES · 3:31am June 3rd

"Oh Tumbleweed!" you cry.

"Please, tell us, the few dozen or so people still writing ponyfic in the year of 2020-- how can we make our ponyfic BETTER?"

"Also in retrospect we probably should have asked this question a lot sooner. Still, seeing as of how you are BEST AT PONIES, what sage wisdom do you have to offer in this bleak time?"

WELL LET ME TELL YOU.

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Jan
20th
2018

How to write Applejack. · 2:34am Jan 20th, 2018

"Oh Tumbleweed!" you cry, "You are the best at writing things! Tell us how to write things!"

And, benevolent gentleman I am, I oblige. More specifically, I turn to one of my favorite characters to write (even if she doesn't feature in every one of my stories, 'cause nobody's perfect). And so, friends, I humbly present "How to write Applejack, in like three easy steps."

Step One: Drink a drink. Cider is good. Whiskey is better.

Step Two: Watch this:

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Jan
13th
2019

How To Write Twilight Sparkle · 3:58am Jan 13th, 2019

"Oh Tumbleweed!" you cry.

"So, um, just saying, we may have devoted a too-large percentage of our waking hours to the consumption and discussion of a children's cartoon and the various fanfictions thereof. BUT, obviously, you have spent even MORE time on this, given the fact that you are BEST AT PONIES, so please, tell us, finally, for your two-hundreth FiMFiction blog, how do you write Twilight Sparkle, the most important character in our lives in the show?"

WELL LET ME TELL YOU.

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Oct
27th
2015

How I Write #1 - Words on the Text Document. · 7:32pm Oct 27th, 2015

The following wall of text is an informal explanation of how I go about writing my chapters. You know, for the two or three of you who are curious about such things. :twilightsheepish: I like to be transparent with who I am, and how I do things. I know it's nothing special, but here's how I typically go about writing a new chapter.

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Jan
25th
2016

How I Write #2 - Experimentation! · 11:53pm Jan 25th, 2016

Wall of text about how I've tried to improve as a writer below:

I don't think I'm a good writer. I have a lot of failed English writing courses to thank for that. Because of this, when I started writing, I was constantly being driven to improve. I wanted my stories to be enjoyed by as many people as the writing deserved. I wanted to be a good writer.

As such, nearly everything I've written has had an underlining design to helping me improve.

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Jul
31st
2018

How to write a Clopfic. (A bit NSFW, natch). · 3:24am Jul 31st, 2018

"Oh Tumbleweed!" you cry.

(But not in that way you pervos).

"Seeing as of how you are BEST AT PONIES, tell us how to write sexy clopfic stories so that we can inflict our alarmingly specific fetishes upon the featured box! Surely you know how to do this on account of your secret side-account that's like nothing but LyraBon smut or something."

WELL LET ME TELL YOU.

(Even though I don't want to).

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Jul
20th
2017

If You Guys Wanna Know What a Mary Sue is, Watch This · 8:46pm Jul 20th, 2017

Even I didn't know what this strange phenomenon truly was until I watched this video.

May
9th
2018

How to write Fluttershy! · 4:22am May 9th, 2018

"Oh Tumbleweed!" you cry.

"Please, sir-- it is readily evident you are BEST AT PONIES, so tonight, tell us how to write the shy pony, Fluttershy! Share your wisdom, which is certainly wise and not just stupid things you are posting on the internet because you are bored and the thing you're working on isn't going as quickly as you hoped."

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Feb
1st
2018

A peek behind the curtain · 1:02am Feb 1st, 2018

Pebble: you both act like hot plot-nuggets.

(Hidden Rose frowns, turns away, and rolls her eyes)

Ambrosia: a’ight, sometimes we do, but that’s different. Afore, Sumac wasn’t hurt and now he is. We’re not gonna act like butt-dumplings when he’s like this.

Pebble: I don’t believe you. (Gestures at Meg and narrows eyes at Apple sisters) If I were you, I wouldn’t do anything to upset Megara.

(Apple sisters both gulp)

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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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Feb
10th
2019

How To Write Clop for People Who Can’t Write Clop Too Good: Part 1 - Characterisation · 5:29pm Feb 10th, 2019

How To Write Clop for People Who Can’t Write Clop Too Good
Part 1 - Characterisation


What is this, a blog post for ants?

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Feb
21st
2019

HOW TO WRITE STARSWIRL THE BEARDED (because he has a beard). · 5:53am Feb 21st, 2019

"Oh Tumbleweed!" you cry.

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May
27th
2018

How to write Daring Do. · 4:18am May 27th, 2018

"Oh Tumbleweed!" you cry.

"Nevermind the fact you're working on a ridiculous Rarijack fic at the moment, and nevermind the fact you've only written one Daring Do story in your amazing oeuvre of work, we must know! How do you write Daring Do? Please tell us because you are best at ponies."

WELL LET ME TELL YOU.

Step 1: Drink drinks. ADVENTURE drinks. Which either come in a coconut or have a large amount of quinine in them, so as to ward off malaria.

Step 2: Watch this.

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Jun
26th
2018

How to write Equestria Girls · 4:10am Jun 26th, 2018

"Oh Tumbleweed!" you cry.

"Seeing as of how you are best at ponies, how is it that you write characters who are NOT ponies? Because seriously opposable thumbs are weird and scary."

WELL LET ME TELL YOU.

STEP 1:

Drink drinks.

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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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