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Nov
22nd
2017

Writing Tips · 10:29am Nov 22nd, 2017

I have a sinus headache and don't feel up to working on any of my stories. So here are three tips based on things I've noticed in some of the stories I've read here. I don't know if anyone might find this useful--or even read it. This is probably just shouting in an empty room. :pinkiehappy:

Digits in Dialog

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Mar
11th
2016

Writing Tips 3: Female Protagonists · 3:51am Mar 11th, 2016

You might find it odd that I, Infernity Zero, am writing a blog about females when I, Infernity Zero, am 101% male. Well, that's because with the advent of shows like FiM, Steven Universe, Legend of Korra, Miraculous Ladybug etc., more and more shows are putting the "better half" in the spotlight. And as a feminist myself who supports equal rights for both genders while still acknowledging that men and women are inherently different, I think that's a good thing.

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Mar
8th
2017

The Quickening: More Writing Tips · 2:51pm Mar 8th, 2017

Consider this as a continuation of my unusual writing tips guide.

1 - Everyone has that fear of writing that story, but my advice is to just go on. Do your best to make it work.

2 - Don't be afraid to write and share your story. I get my fair share of criticism, but I try to keep as calm as possible.

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Jun
23rd
2015

Zero Blogs: the Dreaded Mary Sue · 3:03pm Jun 23rd, 2015

As a writer and a brony, I can say I've seen that term flung around A LOT. Though after that whole Alicorn fiasco, I can safely say that not many people know what the term actually means.

There have been several interpretations of the term, but I feel the most complete one comes from former fandom member Bronycurious.

"A Mary Sue is a character so perfect that they are never challenged by the limitations of the story."

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Jan
6th
2018

Writing Advice Podcast: The Lust for Comments · 2:50pm Jan 6th, 2018

Hey everyone!

Yesterday I recorded a little podcast in response to someone on my tumblr asking me about frustration over not getting comments. I thought I would share it here just in case it's relevant and useful for anyone.

Listen here!

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Jul
13th
2016

The Quickening: Writing Tips that are not the usual · 7:30pm Jul 13th, 2016

I know, right? Why a guy who has been criticized to death by his writing has to do this?

Well I'm not usual, you know. After reading and watching tons and tons of stories I decided to share some writing tips that might help you.

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Jul
17th
2018

Walking with Hungry Ghosts and Jealous Gods - Writing about Addiction · 10:10pm Jul 17th, 2018

I love writing, as it’s frequently my preferred medium for not only enjoyment, but stress relief. In my job, I spend a lot of time in the darker places of the human mind, and while I am comfortable there, there are days I need to get out of hell for a while. In his book “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts”, Dr. Gabor Maté (you’re going to get tired of hearing that name from me) writes that addiction is much like the Preta realm shown on the Madala in Buddhist cosmology. The realm of Hungry ghosts is

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Dec
12th
2019

Markel's Rules · 10:48pm Dec 12th, 2019

So for most of my readers out there, I want you to know that I have read my fair share of fanfictions. Some of them MLP and some of other worlds. And I can honestly tell the difference between a writer who just writes, and a writer who writes and reads too. There's a fine line between them with evidence in their works. So how can you tell? This blog post is to show what you're doing wrong that can affect your growth as a writer. And I'm going to show you how to correct those mistakes.

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Jun
18th
2018

Regarding writing, if you get distracted easily, then this blog is something you should read. · 10:30pm Jun 18th, 2018

When it comes to writing, I think it's fair to say that every single person who has ever sat themselves down with the plan to become an author, starting with something small and progressing onto a bigger project, has thought to themselves, ''Man, this sure is hard! I can barely concentrate and I can hardly get this chapter finished without being distracted by something or someone!''

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Mar
15th
2016

Writing tips: Creating characters and cultures · 11:09am Mar 15th, 2016

Journcy contacted me a week or two back about doing a brief interview for a school project, and the questions were interesting enough that I figured it was worth reposting to FIMFiction the writing advice that I offered. Read below the break for about 1400 words on fictional culture construction, how to create a quick character hook, and the story that my writing desk tells.

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Mar
11th
2019

Classic Being a Better Writer: Health · 4:42pm Mar 11th, 2019

Oct
4th
2016

Don't forget to have fun · 6:15am Oct 4th, 2016

I hate to break this to you folks, but writing isn't always going to be fun.

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Jun
20th
2018

(How to Write) The Main Problem With New and Inexperienced Authors - As Told By FireRain · 10:33am Jun 20th, 2018

Nobody else seems to say it, so I will.

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Jun
14th
2015

Songs that capture a mood · 1:27am Jun 14th, 2015

If I want to write something sad, I play songs like this one.

Music really does influence your mood when you write. Seriously though, give the song a listen. You youngsters probably don't know who Roy Orbison is, but that's okay. He's awesome.

I'm an old punk. I can listen to whatever the hell I want.

Mar
18th
2019

Being a Better Writer: What to Cut? · 8:24pm Mar 18th, 2019

Wait? Could it be? Is this a new post? A new Being a Better Writer post, back on its Monday schedule?

It is! Your eyes do not deceive you! I am writing!

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Oct
29th
2018

Be an Author: The Message · 2:05am Oct 29th, 2018

In my previous Be an Author* blog on Agendas, I wrote that every character has an agenda. You do, too.

You have an agenda.

You always have a reason to write a story. To communicate. If you are successful, you will have gotten your reader to think about... what?

Your message, of course.

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Sep
17th
2018

Being a Better Writer: Blending Different Genres · 9:26pm Sep 17th, 2018

Hey readers! Welcome back to the start of another week! I hope you all had a pretty good weekend! Mine went well. In fact, I’ve got some good news for you.

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Nov
12th
2017

Titles Are Hard—But We Can Make Them Easier · 9:59am Nov 12th, 2017

Over the past few years, I've participated and had my work critiqued in countless writing workshops, each one varying in both content and usefulness. After all, there's only so much that university students, most of them beginning writers, can comment on in half an hour. Yet, if there's one thing that's been constant in every workshop I've attended, it's this: when the time comes to comment on the workshopped piece's title, everyone goes silent. Or, if they do speak up, it's just to give a

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Jul
17th
2017

Writing in Aesops (mind blowing moral lessons) into your story: Part 1: What not to Do · 4:45am Jul 17th, 2017

So, you want to make your story have a bit more oomph. You don't want to simply make it about characters resolving a conflict in a setting of your choice. Instead, you want to make it leave an impression on the viewers, teach the reader a mind-blowing lesson that will stick with them for their entire life.

*vren55 sighs, gets up and screams*

*Stand-in Straw Man Oblivious Reader For My Convenience*: Vren55, what's wrong?

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Sep
1st
2015

Writing with Sushi Blog #1~Introduction · 12:58am Sep 1st, 2015

So, hi! Thanks for clicking on my blog! I hope this becomes a fun thing to read and getting writing tips, some general writing tips but considering this is a fanfiction website there's going to be more fanfic tips, mostly pony-based of course, like writing in character, ocs, shippings, yeah you get the point. I'm going to try to make this a weekly thing.

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