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Wellspring


Teacher, short story writer and VNovel storyboard leader. Please forgive any faulty grammar you may find in my page/stories/blogs; English is my third language and I'm still struggling to master it.

Writing Guides:

The following are links to my writing guide/s that I made for myself, but am very much willing to share to the users of this site. (Warning: Heavy blocks of texts)

1.)The Epistemology of Style: Show vs Tell
-This guide is 8,000 words long and primarily deals with the cognitive principles of reading and writing, e.g. what's the difference between connotation and denotation? what are words? how long should i describe something? should I give my readers some music? etc. It does not explain how should you write but, rather, details on what's happening in your reader's brain when you're writing it.

2.) "Quick-View" References
-Barely any words. This guide is more of a reference page: a compilation of pictures both readers and writers can "alt+tab" when they need to look at the Equestrian map, pony body parts, etc.

3.) Style Analysis: Sir Sombra de Onyx.
-A guide to help my readers on the analysis of readng my fic, Sir Sombra de Onyx, which is mostly written in the stye combination of L'Morte de Arthur and Ivanhoe.

Jan
28th
2016

New Story: Leaf Songs · 8:41pm Jan 28th, 2016

Leaf Songs

Synopsis: Waking up alone in Applejack's bed, Rarity found a poetry booklet and had unknowingly flipped through her lover's first–and last–romance.
Style: Overly Purple Rarity POV

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About My Work:

Style: Standard Modern American
Primary Influence/s (Style and Content): Ayn Rand, Victor Hugo, Abelard and Heliose.
Secondary Influence/s (Style): Vladimir Nabokov and Edward Albee
Seconday Influence/s (Content): Fyodor Dostoevsky, Sir Thomas Malory, Sir Walter Scott

Why Tragic Villains?
Because throughout my readings of classic literature, I have observed that the villains are the most well-written and characterized elements in a good story. It is in the villains that we can find the self-assured, self-assertive and self-motivated attitude that moves the plot of the novel (e.g. Ellsworth Toohey from The Fountainhead, Alyosha from The Brother's Karamazov, Javert from Les Miserables.) It is only their particular attitude that I admire, I know that villains are in the morally wrong according to the author's premise. And that is why my villains are "Tragic", i.e. they, by their nature, cannot win.

The Fall of Lucifer from John Milton's Paradise Lost
(Also, Paradise Lost is a fan fiction.)

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When I looked at your literary influences, I had to do a double-take, for I thought I was reading my own diary.

If you like Victor Hugo, and if you haven't already, you really ought to check out his last novel, Quatrevingt-treize. I've read Les Misérables and Notre-Dame de Paris (though in English), and while I thought they were good, they were pretty long, and often meandered at times. Quatrevingt-treize, on the other hand (which I read in French), is a very tight, very fast-paced, very intense piece of fiction from start to finish, the scenes of which are still playing vividly over and over again in my head, months after I finished it.

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Where did you get that idea from? Lol.
You asked if I'm a fan of Spike; I'm not.

Do I want him to grow alone and die? I don't.

2116286 so you and everyone else want spike to grow alone, old and die"

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He hasn't given me a reason to make an villain epic backstory.

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