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EverfreePony


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

Nov
24th
2020

Creating Compelling Characters · 9:38am Nov 24th, 2020

Creating a ‘good’ character is an evergreen topic in many groups on this site, so I thought it might be worth a shot to dedicate another miniguide to it. Here I’ll focus primarily on some aspects of a character’s role in a story and the ways in which these aspects affect character creation. The guide might be also a bit messier than usual as putting together these various tidbits of advice would require a far longer text to be somewhat coherently connected.

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Oct
4th
2020

Handling Points of View with Grace · 6:15am Oct 4th, 2020

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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Jul
5th
2020

Story Titles, Cover Art, and Descriptions 101 · 8:14am Jul 5th, 2020

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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Jun
18th
2020

COVID, Floods, Slugs, and Other Joys · 3:26pm Jun 18th, 2020

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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Apr
28th
2020

How to (Not) Write Story Beginnings · 7:03am Apr 28th, 2020

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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Mar
12th
2020

COVID-19 Pandemic · 6:35pm Mar 12th, 2020

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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Jan
26th
2020

Making a Good Story · 6:23pm Jan 26th, 2020

Greetings everyone!
I’m sure many of you have noticed the “How to make a good story?” threads popping up from time to time in many groups and blogs of FIMFiction. While it is impossible to fully answer that question in a meaningful way, certain aspects of a good story can be elaborated on.

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Jan
10th
2020

Ponies, Papers, and Promises · 9:29pm Jan 10th, 2020

It was not a dark and stormy night. In fact, the moon was shining quite brightly, and the streetlights turned the sky dim orange-purple. Regardless, the atmosphere hasn’t stirred the lone pile of papers and books occupying a darkened room. It woke up on its own.

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Sep
11th
2019

Leeches are the best pets... · 6:39pm Sep 11th, 2019

...they can’t really live without you.

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Jul
13th
2019

Puffins, Volcanos, and Whales · 8:58pm Jul 13th, 2019

Given the heat wave that consumed Europe in the last few weeks, escaping to the north for a few days surely had its perks. Southwest Iceland was our—me and my family’s—main destination for this trip. It is also the most tourist-frequented part of the island, thus crowds of Japanese and Korean tourists were a pretty common sight, and so was the erosion caused by them, not to speak about newly built fences preventing said erosion. A sad sight for a biologist that would like to get off the beaten

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