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Sep
1st
2015

Transcendence Sequel · 4:52am Sep 1st, 2015

Three days...


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Report Corejo · 647 views · #Sequel Prep
Dec
19th
2015

Writer's Workshop: Technobabble and the Audience Surrogate · 4:22am Dec 19th, 2015

I. love. technobabble. But I recognize as well as anypony else that you've got to be careful with it. When done properly, it creates a sense of distortion, unease, and "behind the curve"-ness. But bobbled, or worse, done to cheat, and it just seems lazy, contrived, or pointless. But to ease us into this talk, let's cover the audience surrogate a bit.

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May
9th
2015

Writer's Workshop: Getting to the Goal · 7:21pm May 9th, 2015

Hey, everypony! I've got another idea for one of these. Let's talk about Goals some more!

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Feb
11th
2017

Writer's Workshop: Chandler, Croshaw, and Priest · 3:03am Feb 11th, 2017

No, that's not the name of my new law firm. It's three different concepts to help you make every part of your story interesting.


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Dec
6th
2015

Writer's Workshop: The Neverending (Back)story · 12:49am Dec 6th, 2015

Hey, all! Time for another fun little lesson. This time, we're gonna talk about writing backstory and how much you need to set up beforehand. Let's begin.

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Apr
17th
2015

Writer's Workshop: Less than a Tragedy · 10:55pm Apr 17th, 2015

We modern-day peeps love happy endings. Tell me, what was the last movie you saw that didn't end on an uncompromised happy note? That's not really how life works, though. Life isn't always that easy. Sometimes victory comes at a very high price. So let's talk about stories that buck the trend of happy endings and go for something a little more somber.

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Aug
11th
2015

Writer's Workshop: Anatomy of a Story · 4:09am Aug 11th, 2015

Hey, all! It's been a while, huh? I know I have a different Workshop written up elsewhere, but it's been in development for so long that I must have just forgotten about it. Anyway, I was having a chat with one of my clients when we got into the discussion of how many scenes should be in a chapter. It turns out that the term "scene" isn't as self-evident as I thought it was. What if people were confused by my usage of the term "act" in my previous Workshops? Seems to me like I should go

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Feb
2nd
2017

Writer's Workshop: Challenging Traditional Story Concepts · 6:16am Feb 2nd, 2017

All of us are embedded with ideas and concepts we've picked up from our culture. These ideas appear in our stories so easily that oftentimes we don't realize that there could be any other way to tell it. I'd like to take this moment to look at these assumptions and illuminate some alternate possibilities. (Think of this as a prototype Formula Breakers.) For starters, let's check out:


The Call to Action

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Oct
25th
2015

Writer's Workshop: The Hero's Journey · 3:39am Oct 25th, 2015

Hey all! You may have heard this term before to describe a story, or perhaps you've only heard that it's really important. The Hero's Journey is one of the most basic story concepts there is. I describe it as a rags-to-riches story, because that's exactly what it is. It's such a fundamental story method that nearly every culture has a story that follows it. Let's dig into what it entails.

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Jan
7th
2017

Writer's Workshop: For the Bible Tells Me So · 4:43am Jan 7th, 2017

No, this isn't a post about the use of Biblical allegories (though I definitely need to do that some time). This is more about a story planning tool to help you keep track of all of the information in your story. I'm sure there are tons of different terms for it, but the one I've latched onto is the "story bible." Basically, a story bible is a compendium of all of the important facts about your story. Let's go over a few of the things you should have in it:

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Jul
8th
2016

Writer's Workshop: The Long and the Short of It · 2:30am Jul 8th, 2016

This'll be a companion piece to my other workshop I put out today. When you set out on a new story, do you plan ahead of time how long it's going to be? By this, I don't necessarily mean the number of chapters or the order of the plot points. I literally mean, how many words is your story going to be? When you eventually put pen to paper, you'll need to know how much you intend to write. If you don't do this, have you considered that you might be writing too much or too little? There's a tempo

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Apr
18th
2016

Writer's Workshop: A Simple Four-Part Story Model · 2:03pm Apr 18th, 2016

Quick update for you guys. I've been crazy busy recently, but I thought I'd share a simple model I created for one of my clients that can help you understand how stories work. It's a quick little thing that looks like this:

1. What is the problem?
2. What is the solution?
3. At the start of the story, why can't the characters do the solution?
4. At the end of the story, why can the characters do the solution?

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Sep
15th
2018

Headcanons: Crystal Prep (Plus, Bonus Entries - Cinch and Cadence) · 10:42pm Sep 15th, 2018

Hey there everyone.

Been a while since I last posted a headcanon list. I apologize for that. No real excuse other than my own laziness, and addiction to the new Spider-Man game.

But I've finally torn myself away from the world of web-slingers and supervillains long enough to compose this latest set of thoughts about the rival school to CHS... along with some bonus concepts about its former principal and dean-turned-current-principal.

Crystal Prep Academy:

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May
12th
2016

Everfree, and apologies. · 3:47am May 12th, 2016

So in about 8 and a half hours I will be flying to Seattle for Everfree Northwest 2016. I have been working on chapter 4 and it's about 50% written.

I wanted to get in done before the convention but I couldn't make it, sorry. However I do have something to share something with you guys.

Starla sure is taken with the butterfly isn't she?

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Jun
4th
2018

Am I the only one? · 5:48pm Jun 4th, 2018

Ok so I like Princess Twilight and pony turned human Twilight. But I hate Sci-Twi or the real human Twilight. Is that weird? or do other people think the same. I would like to know what you think.

Feb
7th
2017

doomsday preppers · 7:48am Feb 7th, 2017

I love this show. I'm even preparing myself. im currently watching the episode with the guy who has like waaaaaaaaaaaaay too many kids.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWPYkQYdbcM&list=PL3wqJcw4CxJiwDluyZql0JaEefAIxRSRL&index=5

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Dec
20th
2015

Pony Talk Episode 10C-Friendship Games · 3:46pm Dec 20th, 2015

Well here's the ending to my look at the EG movies. And BOY was it a problem getting it posted cause Sony's shittiness! Apparently they own JUST the Friendship Games soundtrack, for whatever reason, and decided to block my video because I used the ending song from the movie. So I had to remove it, which just gave it a shittier quality for some reason, and it's FINALLY viewable! So I would appreciate it if people would view it so all my hard work won't have been in vein!

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Dec
22nd
2017

So I watched Dance Magic last night and · 9:26pm Dec 22nd, 2017

"Oh, are we hiding from someone?" the girl whispered.

"No." Snake's eyes snapped over to her. "We're not doing anything. Get lost."


it keeps happening

Sep
4th
2016

Pony Talk Episode 28B-Equestria Girls Shorts: Friendship Games · 2:53pm Sep 4th, 2016

Now the conclusion to this unexpected two part ep featuring the shorts for Friendship Games and all the insanity that ensues!

https://youtu.be/2PabHKQ5HX4

Jun
12th
2016

Help: please stop me. · 4:31pm Jun 12th, 2016

I have recently finished writing my latest story, Starry Skies: Shadowbolt Agent. It's still going to be a while until it all gets published, but I'm ready to start my next work. Two of the last three blog posts I made were about possible alternate universes. One based on Crystal Prep Academy, and the other with

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