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Rambling Writer


I write stuff. I like it when people read my stuff. Please read my stuff.

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    • Tantabus, Mk. II An attempt by Luna to update the Tantabus to spread good dreams has a few unexpected results. Self-aware ones. by Rambling Writer 16,112 words · 13,940 views · 2,222 likes · 30 dislikes
    • Rigid A battle against Sombra's forces turns sour for Rainbow Dash, and she gets captured. Can she hold on to herself, or will she become one of Sombra's lackeys? by Rambling Writer 7,440 words · 1,692 views · 120 likes · 2 dislikes
    • Cant Twilight becomes obsessed with copying an old book. by Rambling Writer 2,353 words · 2,953 views · 338 likes · 7 dislikes
    • Never Made Much of Myself Sunburst and Zephyr discuss their failings and successes. by Rambling Writer 3,583 words · 536 views · 46 likes · 1 dislikes
    • The Other Side of the Horizon Twilight becomes ambassador to the zebras and gets roped into a conspiracy. by Rambling Writer 134,154 words · 2,255 views · 164 likes · 7 dislikes
    May
    22nd
    2017

    How to Immediately Improve Your Story · 3:07pm May 22nd

    During an Internet trawl, I somehow stumbled upon an almost surefire method for improving a story. You might've heard of it, but it was so entertaining, I'm posting it here anyway. That method is:

    Take the first line of your story, and make sure the second line is, "And then the murders began."

    No, seriously. It sets up an inciting action and almost always provides a dramatic contrast with the first line. Try it with some famous stories.

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Dursley of number 4, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. And then the murders began.

    Pride and Prejudice: It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. And then the murders began.

    The Hobbit: In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. And then the murders began.

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    Can I just take a moment to exclaim to anyone reading this how amazing Rambling Writer is; Having half a year ago only read The Winding Northward Road, but absolutely loving it to the point that it is still a monthly to bi-monthly tradition to reread that story, I randomly chose one day ago to begin browsing through his other work; and I immediately realized why I began loving every single entry of his. I love his sense of realism. the mundane and boring reality of it all makes these characters jump off the page and become super-engaging, and Rambling Writer really knows how to, well, ramble, but in a good way. I learn life lessons and tips from reading his material. LIFE lessons. there's alot of merit to be had for this guy. :twilightsmile::twilightsmile: though most of them are short, they're all so well developed.

    I really enjoyed your story Brittle. It is a complete story though I also probably would enjoy the story of Pinkie and Dash going home for the holiday. I thought they had a great dynamic in your story.

    Regardless thanks for writing it and I put it in my favorites due to its quality.

    Driver: San Francisco is one of my favorite games. MLP is one of my favorite shows. Your profile pic is one of my favorite profile pics

    299 followers... Haven't seen anyone that close to a high milestone on the site. Congratulations!

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