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TheSlorg


* EQD Blogpony * Best Author nominee: 2013 Pony Awards * Thirteen time featured writer on Equestria Daily * Panelist: Ponycon AU 2014/2015, Salvagecon, and Alicon 2018/2019.

Jan
28th
2012

Still Writing · 3:21pm Jan 28th, 2012

After being assured by some readers that the negativity has been coming from a very vocal minority, I've continued writing and pushed out the longest chapter yet at 2500+ words!
I'm fairly happy with this chapter and am eager for some feedback concerning the character interactions.

I'll just need to write with the knowledge that the majority of readers who enjoy the story simply don't leave feedback. I can live with that, so long as new readers aren't scared away because of it.

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Jan
27th
2012

Frustration Mounts · 10:52am Jan 27th, 2012

My motivation for completing this story is being seriously tested.

The story has now received two poor ratings and two good ratings, averaging out at 2.8 stars and still no explanations for the low star count. This has a devastating effect on a writer's morale, especially so early in the story's creation.

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Jan
27th
2012

Chapter 4 Notes · 9:01am Jan 27th, 2012

This chapter took me all day to write. I wanted accurate descriptions of Canterlot and a clear depiction of the relationship between James and Apple Bloom. I think I was finally able to pull it off without too many grammatical errors or "filler" paragraphs in the story.

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Jan
27th
2012

A Few Changes · 1:27am Jan 27th, 2012

I've gone back to Chapter 1 and made a few changes.

I noticed that around 50 people had read the story all the way through. The same number had read up to Chapter 2, so between Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 I didn't lose any readers.

It was from Chapter 1 to Chapter 2 that I was losing readers (about 30, in fact) and I think I know the reason why.

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Jan
26th
2012

A Little Editing · 4:09am Jan 26th, 2012

As this is still a work in progress, I've gone back over the chapters and have done some basic editing, mainly to the areas involving character speech. Some errors may still remain, and the wording could be changed later to provide a more coherent story flow.

Once the story if finished I will go back over and do a final editing makeover before clicking the story as "Complete".

That is all for now.

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Jan
26th
2012

Chapter 3 is Finished · 3:23am Jan 26th, 2012

I've completed chapter 3, despite the small amount of feedback I've received on the story. With 3 star ratings and a 3.5 average, I'm assuming I received two 5 star ratings and a 1/2 or 1 star rating. It would be nice to know what led to those ratings but I only have a single comment stating that I'm off to a good start. I'm still looking for feedback concerning tags as well. There will certainly be comedic and light-hearted elements within the story, but eventually events will lead to the very

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Jan
25th
2012

The "Real" Chapter 2 · 2:36am Jan 25th, 2012

The real Chapter 2 is now up, as the old Chapter 2 is now called Chapter 1, and the old Chapter 1 is now called Prologue.

Make sense? I hope so.


I got one really bad star rating from someone, but they didn't leave a comment as to why. Seriously people, if you have a problem with a story you need to tell the author. We're a My Little Pony community, and as such we should be encouraging writers to improve, rather than a simple "rate it and leave it" attitude.

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Jan
25th
2012

It's Finally on the Front Page · 12:48am Jan 25th, 2012

Well The Final Element is finally up on the front page.

I made a quick alteration and renamed Chapter 1 to "Prologue" and subsequently changed Chapter 2 into Chapter 1.

I also want to make a clarification in Chapter 1 in which the "crowd" of people is around the sidewalk. This "crowd" actually consists of about 5 - 8 people and I should have used the word "group" instead to avoid readers thinking there are more people than there were.

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Jan
24th
2012

Finished Chapter 2! · 4:18am Jan 24th, 2012

Well Chapter 2 is already finished and the story hasn't even been officially posted yet.

Before I began writing chapter 2 I knew the action levels would drop, as would reader interest, to an extent. Going from a scene of mass carnage and death to a typical family scene is just asking for it, but I want the reader to understand a bit of how the main protagonist's mind works and what his motivations were before he came upon the land of Equestria. I hope this chapter sheds a light on that.

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Jan
23rd
2012

Began "The Final Element" · 7:53am Jan 23rd, 2012

Today I began what will be a relatively long story, "The Final Element". I literally had the entire plot flash into my mind last night just before I went to sleep. When I woke up, the first thing I had to do was write everything down. It's now simply a matter of releasing a new chapter regularly until finished.

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