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EverfreePony


Life is just a coincidence, that's what Mother Nature and Auntie Evolution taught us.

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  • 3 weeks
    Handling Points of View with Grace

    I’m pretty sure that all of you have read more than one story in your life, and I’d bet that most of you noticed that stories can be told from a variety of perspectives. If you prefer a somewhat fancier term, such a perspective can be also called a point of view (POV for short). Types of POVs, their usage, and common pitfalls are what’s this miniguide going to be about. Just like in case of the guides previously published here (and archived in my blogs), this is meant primarily for beginners

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  • 16 weeks
    Story Titles, Cover Art, and Descriptions 101

    Imagine this: You wrote a story that you deem great. You may have even shown it to a few folks for beta-reading and might have it edited, so the fact the story ain’t bad is most likely not just your subjective perception. Then you publish the story. Nothing happens. No comments, a modicum of votes, and a few views. Maybe it’s just bad luck. Or maybe the story’s boring and fails to maintain the audience’s attention—however, if you had a bunch of good beta-readers helping with the story, this

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  • 18 weeks
    COVID, Floods, Slugs, and Other Joys

    It’s been three months since my last status report, and I feel it’s time for another one. Things definitely haven’t played out as I anticipated them to. For one, I hoped I’d finally get enough free time to make significant headway on all of my pony and non-pony projects. Well, nope.

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  • 26 weeks
    How to (Not) Write Story Beginnings

    So you have a story with a good description, fitting cover art, original title, and an appealing premise, yet it seems that the views and votes are not coming in as fast as you‘d like? There might be many reasons behind your lack of success, including, but not limited to, bad luck and bad timing, the title, description and so on not being as perfect as you think, and, lastly, the story itself not being as good as you advertised it to be.

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  • 32 weeks
    COVID-19 Pandemic

    As I’m sure you have all heard, there is a new coronavirus that has originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019. SARS-CoV-2, as the virus is called, causes a respiratory disease termed COVID-19 that somewhat resembles influenza (the flu). It may be more or less asymptomatic in healthy and moderately young individuals, but it still poses a significant risk for those afflicted with chronic diseases and the elderly, oftentimes resulting in severe pneumonia.

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Welcome, random wanderer! And you too, stalker that comes here every day!

I'm EverfreePony, "Ever" for short. Pleased to meet you!

In real life I'm a biologist. As for here, I'm just a person that really enjoys writing, drawing, reading and helping others, albeit sometimes I can't take my love of science out of it. I’ve served as an editor of both fiction and official documents for nearly half a decade, and I’ve helped with over eighty stories on this site. PM me if you need your story looked over. I also draw cover art for free from time to time, so feel free to ask about that as well, though my free time is limited these days. (Have you noticed the three clauses with ‘free’ in a row?)

I’ve also written a bunch of short writing guides over the years, so if anyone needs them, they can be found right here:
Handling Points of View with Grace
Story Titles, Cover Art, and Descriptions 101
How to (Not) Write Story Beginnings
Making a Good Story
Grammar Advice for (not just) Novice Writers
Common Issues and How to Avoid Them

As for my stories, they sometimes get pushed to the sidelines by my other activities, but I’m dead-set on finishing them one day. I mostly write comedies with some adventure and suspense thrown in from time to time, and I tend to deviate quite a bit from canon. Here’s a list of my published and upcoming works, along with short, uselessly simplified blurbs:

The Forest Pony
Luna crashlands in the Everfree, a madmare and a dragon help her out. Celestia acts weird. [Incomplete]

Natura Semper Liberi
A diary of a cynical researcher that likes timberwolves and doesn’t like Fluttershy. [Completed]

Dash - like the punctuation?
Filly Rainbow Dash, books, and bad punctuation puns. And yes, that’s a hyphen in the title. [Completed]

Inside the Forbidden Room
No... it's not a clopfic, just a story from a school staffroom. Contains coffee. Lots of it.[Completed]

Two Ponies, Four Names
Daring Do teams up with Tempest Shadow. [WIP]

Natura Equestriana
A sequel to Natura Semper Liberi, this time with manticores. [WIP]

Of Nightmares and Cookies
Filly Luna wants a midnight snack. It gets darker and darker from there. [WIP, not a priority]

Snowbound Canterlot
It’s snowing a lot in Canterlot. Celestia and Twilight try to solve it. [WIP, not a priority]

And I also admin at these groups, come check them out:
A/B Testing - A group made to help you with choosing the best story titles, descriptions, and art
Anti-Depression Ponies - Are you dealing with depression, or are you just feeling down? Come talk with us!

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Thank you so much for all the advice you have given me of late. I noticed some writing guides on your blog and I will be checking those out!

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Oh, of course I don’t mind. I feel honoured to be included in that little list of yours. Thank you, B!

Hope you don't mind but I put you in a quick blog.

https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/915149/people-worth-following

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I thought of that possibility which is why I mentioned searching groups and trying to ask an author directly. Kinda hoped he would make his question clearer but guess I scared him off.

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Hey there. I just mentioned that I think the OP was trying to ask where and how can he request some ideas, rather than trying to ask for them directly in TWG.

Hello, I see that you responded to me but seems thread got deleted. What did you want to say?

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Ok, got it. That should work. Thanks so much! :twilightsmile:

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Hey there, Dawn! I’m honestly nor sure what you mean by ‘membership cards’, but if you mean just the display of selected groups you are a member of, that’s pretty easy. When you are on your user page, you should see a large green button with the text ‘Edit User Page’ on it (it’s visible on a PC or tablet, though not on phones). Once you click it, you’ll get to a window with some text on how to work with it and a few other buttons. When you click the blue one with ‘Add New Module’ on it and scroll down the list of offered modules, you’ll find one called groups. That’s the one that you want to use. Then you just choose a place for the module on your user page, fill in the desired groups, and finish editing :twilightsmile:

Hey Everfree! Hope your weekend’s going great. I’ve got a question about something that you may be able to help with, but if not that’s ok.:twilightsmile: I’m trying to figure out how to get membership cards (such as the ones you get from joining groups) onto your user page. I don’t want to just copy and paste it in the comments section because then I won’t be able to see it when more comments pop up. There’s probably a really simple way to do it and I just don’t know it yet, but thanks for your help in advance!:twilightsmile:

It's random to come here—out of the blue, nonetheless, for whatever subconscious reason—to pay a compliment.

But here I am.

You are probably one of the smartest people I've glanced at on this site. I don't go heavily into your forms or blogs or stories or such. But every time I stumbled into reading your words I am swept by a sense of cool but energetic intelligence.

That is all.
~ Yr. Pal, B

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