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Foals can do it, you can do it too! Miss Cheerilee points out some basic rules for all of her students to follow. (Note: rated teen for not having random sex scenes with Twilight Sparkle). Also, apologies to my editor Future, because I didn't run the story by him and he puts up with that sort of crap

(Also also, huge thanks to blackgryph0n *original artist* and Paleo Prints *the touch-ups* for letting me use their fine cover picture!)

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No. Seriously. The picture relates directly to me. I should go buck myself.

Why did I even write this? This is stupid.

"Nopony raised their hands this time around."
Tsk tsk.

Dammit.
I'm writing a story on how to not write a story.
Now it's going to feel redundant.

I've already started an entire group dedicated to teaching people how not to write stories. School for New Writers, check it out if you want to learn or teach.

Ummm... What did I just read?:rainbowhuh:

Lol. Random Alicorn OC asking for sex with Twilight. Insta-fav.

Payed? WWWWHHHHYYYYY :fluttershbad: And in a fic about not writing badly too!

Amusing as a PSA of some sort. Horrifying when you realize that people actually write things like that.

Also, what 1148649 said. I checked it out, and besides the professors calling you things like "sorry excuses for bipedal sentiency", it's actually incredibly useful.

Not stupid, quite a cute way to weave some actual knowledge into a story that's actually about ponies. If people don't read those awesome WandererD blogs, they should read this.:raritywink:

Ugh, I was doing something like this. Good luck though.

1148591 Shoot. Thanks for that! You tend to miss things around 2:30 at night.

1148594 Right. I wasn't sure if this was done before. At least not like this.

1148649 I believe I have seen the group. Thanks.

1148679 You read "da magiks"

1148692 Thank you! :scoot angel:

1148826 Oh, it's just so painful. Thanks for the kind words!

1148836 Thanks much, glad you enjoyed it! :yay:

1148878 I know. I assume several people were going to try something like this, if some haven't already. Ah well.

I think this is feature-worth material :moustache:

...
hmmm
from the title
it seems to be a fic designed to teach people how to correctly write fics, but also being a fic in itself, so it bypasses the *tutorial* fic rule!
*after reading*
...
I WAS SO WRONG

Nicely done! Half of the Grammar lesson seemed to be about punctuation, not grammar. When I think of "grammar" I think of subject-verb agreement, tense shifts, sentence fragments, et al. I'm probably just forgetting my English lessons, it having been a few years *cough*decades*cough* since I took an English class.

Random Twilight Sex Scene for the win :P. Every new fanfic should be obliged to have a RTSS in it.

At first, I thought "How could they feature a story intended like a tutorial?"

And then I read the story, and I was like static.fjcdn.com/comments/This+is+HILARIOUS+_01d6c1662161bd4067ee294050398bb1.jpg

God bless you, child.

You've earned the Inky Award for Excellence. Be proud, and go forth to shatter the poorly-written, self-serving fan-fics all over the net! YOUR DESTINY IS NIGH. :moustache:

>“Good. Because otherwise we just have this stupid sentence with no pauses that makes the reader think it a rather strange read reading it in his/her head whereas if you had commas or periods you could really make the sentence not completely run on forever and it would read more fluently and poetically.”

I see what ya did thur :ajsmug:

Cool to see good story advice put into a such an enjoyable format. I don't know about sticking to your strengths though. I think writers should experiment so they can work on their weaknesses.

“Give the main character a sex scene with Twilight,” somepony in the audience called out, getting raucous laughs from the rest of the class.
Miss Cheerilee frowned. “Who said that?” she asked.

First thing to pop into my mind. OC deserves it.

Good stuff! Congrats on getting featured!

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That is...if you want to...

If I was the sort of person who could enjoy grammar/spelling errors when they are comedically appropriate, I'm sure this would have been hilarious.
That said, the scene with Pinkie Pie was masterfully done - and punishing the generic crummy OC like that was genius.
A pity the odds of anyone actually _applying_ those lessons is minimal.

“Is that why there aren’t any grandpa’s in Ponyville?” Scootaloo asked, referring to the second sentence.

:rainbowlaugh::trollestia::yay::trollestia::rainbowlaugh:

LOL, I enjoyed this.

1149109 No. :ajbemused:

1148961

I agree. Fantastic work.

I loved what you were going with here, but the opening was kinda odd.

You skipped past an entire scene, which actually makes sense, but what I'm getting at is that you probably should have included a divider there to indicate a scene change, rather than nothing and a comment saying you skipped past a scene.

Other than that, this is going in my best-of-the-best list!

"Everypony watched in horror as a hideous looking pony gravely rose from his chair. They were shocked to discover he was a black alicorn with red stripes covering the full length of his body, and, for whatever reason, had been sitting in Miss Cheerilee’s class. He morosely trudged to the door and dejectedly flung himself outside, away from class discussion. The door slammed behind him. How’d they miss that?"

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WHAT? :applejackconfused:

so going to be featured

1149091 hrm. You could be correct on this. I don't know, my mind was sort of shut off at 1:00 in the morning...

1149126 AN AWARD!? AWWWWW YEEEAAAAAAHH! :yay:

1149243 Oh, wow, thanks a lot! Best of the best is a high honor!

1149338 Technically, it already was. It was in there for, like, ten minutes :scootangel:

So semicolons....

I need a lesson on them.

Bahahaha, this was awesome. As a grammar nitpicker, this story made me chuckle. :rainbowlaugh:

Good Job! :twilightsmile:

1149706 right, semicolons suck. Miss Cheerilee teaches the basics, not the advanced.

1149742 Thanks so much! :pinkiehappy:

and your avatar is freakin' awesome.

1149706I think we all do. I know when to use them, but I don't actually know how to explain when they are to be used.
Also, THANK YOU!!!!! It's about freaking time somebody did something like this.
Your opening was actually pretty clever. It was deliberately pointing out what was happening with the characters. Seriously, readers, re-read the opening as if it was directed TO YOU.
Then the obvious things about a story that writers always seem to forget plot-wise are pointed out.
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Get out of here, Dark Sex. I didn't mean it like that.
And finally, the most irritating thing EVER: horrible grammar, spelling, and format. Seriously, I flip a lid every time I see that.
As for that ending, you get a trollestia since I don't know where I can find a troll meme on short notice.:trollestia:

Also, could you make a sequel featuring writing tips provided by editors as well? Would definitely improve stories.

Liked, faved, inb4 featured. That was funny! :rainbowlaugh:

You even included Pinkie with her 4th wall breaking ways, that was awesome! :pinkiehappy:

That ending! I got to the last three sentences and literally said: "Wait, what!?"

Such a soothing bit of random. Every day should start as this - the first paragraph, overlooking ponies, pretty much described my morning! HA!

Congrats Church! I'm hardly awake, but my appreciation is bright-eyed for your written hilarity - "You know, I've learned something today." strongly persists!

... where did the red-striped black alicorn phenomena originate from? I've always wondered! Weird.

:rainbowhuh: - Who the heck is Mary Sue, anyway!?

Sorry Pinkie, but you are going to keep breaking that wall and you're going to love it!

Muahahahahahahaha!!!

THERE WAS NO SEX SCENE

VERY DISAPPOINTED :raritydespair:

1149806 I don't know about a sequel... This is just something that randomly popped into my head. I'm not so sure that I should be the one telling people how they should write their stories, considering I myself have only been writing since the beginning of March :twilightblush:

1149882 You know me, totally random. Pickles!

Thank you for liking this! I agree, I needed some comedy in my life, and so does everyone else. A waker-upper, if you will, and in more ways than one.

I have no idea why people come up with the same idea for an alicorn every single time. I'd like to say it's planned. DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUHHHH

1150095 I'm sooooo sorry, Dennis!

Changing now, changing now!

who should be in the sex scene with Twilight?

oh, wait, that doesn't fit the story description at all...

A good story has to make sense.

Unless it's pinkie.:pinkiehappy:

well so much for weird endings and not breaking the 4th wall

:rainbowlaugh: Seriously made me laugh. Not a lot of comedies I've read can actually do that. Oh, and the writing tips. They were good too. :pinkiehappy:

Favoriting.

*takes notes* Right... right... Got it!
Oh aaand... You forgot Don't write sequels to My Little Dashie! By far that's the thing that makes me physically angry the most.

This was fun AND informative!

I'ma gonna go write a story now! :derpytongue2:

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Thumbs up!

Loved it! As someone who is a stickler for grammar (though I do miss some things every once in a while), this story was hilarious. :pinkiehappy::rainbowlaugh:

not gonna lie, 8/10 great work.

This thing deserves the feature.

Keeping Ponyville's lampshade shop in business, I see.

This should be required reading on this site.
And, to be honest, this WILL help my story quite a bit.
I need to go do some reformatting.
I've never thought about separate lines for characters, but it makes total sense now that I think about it. It would help my story flow better. Now, my grammar and spelling are almost flawless. But, a little maintenance where it's needed, if it's needed, probably wouldn't be a bad idea.

"Thx for teh helpz.
youz iz best teacher."

(Thanks for the pointers to everyone, many people should see this. Continue your quest to improve the site)

You know... this is actually a pretty good idea. Keep it up dude, us rookie writers need all the advice and help we can get!

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