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LegionPothIX


Discomfort is the feeling of horizons expanding against a closed mind.

Aug
17th
2021

Visual Reference Guide · 5:26am August 17th

From time to time various bits of imagery are sufficiently important warrant a physical representation, since MLP:FIM is primarily a visual medium, so I've created this listing to be updated as the need arises. Typically, this will include cutiemarks of characters in my stories as I publish them. Since this was growing larger than my main page needed, it's now here as projected.

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Mar
16th
2016

CA: Theming · 10:50pm Mar 16th, 2016

A continuation of my Cumulative Advice for Writers blog, introducing one of the core elements of writing.

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Mar
12th
2016

Still alive, still writing, and still kicking and screaming. · 1:25am Mar 12th, 2016

Many may know I say that I write, and write, and write, but find I haven't published anything like the amount of stuff I've claimed to have written. Well, there's a reason for that, but I thought it was worth mentioning what it is I am actually working on, and what I'm working on is three stories at the same time; which can be a bit of a pain, but here's a sneak-peak at those stories for my loyal followers.

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Mar
12th
2016

Outline: To Cure Deception · 12:56am Mar 12th, 2016

Continuing on my work of providing examples for my Cumulative Advice blog, no advice is in need of examples more than Outlines. My previous outline posted for DotFR followed the format I call "Proof of Concept" being structured very much the same way a mathematical proof is. Different stories need different styles of outlines, however, and To Cure Deception is very much a chronological headfuck, because it would be a

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Feb
27th
2016

CA: Three Roles · 5:18pm Feb 27th, 2016

This extension of my Cumulative Advice for New Writers Blog helps distinguish and disambiguate three frequently used terms: Pre-Reader, Proof-Reader, and Editor. The goal of which is to help identify what each term means (through reference), so that when a writer is seeking help they know exactly what kind of help they need, based on the kind of work they want help doing. Or, alternatively, the kind of help they can

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Oct
15th
2015

CA: What We Don't Know. · 6:46am Oct 15th, 2015

A continuation of my Cumulative Advice (for Writers) blog focusing heavily on aspects of the narrative section. Specifically: the value of unknowns.

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Sep
10th
2015

CA: Narrative as Communication · 2:07am Sep 10th, 2015

A continuation of my Cumulative Advice blog. This session we tackle not only what makes a story, but also why.

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Aug
27th
2015

CA: Making a Character Wrong · 7:50pm Aug 27th, 2015

Another addition to the Cumulative Advice blog I've been writing; this one focuses on misconceptions as a core idea. The most fundamental misconception in all of literature occurs when the reader assumes that if a character believes (or says) a thing, then that thing must be true. This assumption undermines the very concept of characters as people, since it goes against the first rule of humanity:

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Aug
19th
2015

CA: Outlines · 4:07pm Aug 19th, 2015

The outline is your story’s skeleton. We call it this because it provides us with the bare bones required to identify the beast we are trying to create. It is the framework you hang the picture you’re painting on. This topic of the outline has been updated for my newly revamped Cumulative Advice blog, because I’ve still been discussing it at length ever since that blog was first published.

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Aug
19th
2015

CA: Publishing · 1:56pm Aug 19th, 2015

The first entry in my recently revamped Cumulative Advice blog has me reminding people to never, ever, ever publish part of your work before the entire story is complete.

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