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A Public Service Announcement for Aspiring Authors - 9 mistakes that drive me mad, 7 of which are incredibly easy to avoid.  The eighth and ninth are reasonably easy to avoid.

Mechanics Advice: Footnotes - thinking of using footnotes in your story?  Far be it from me to tell you if you should use them—I'll leave that sort of thing to actual writers—but let me tell you how to make them easy on your readers.  Now with a self-demonstrating version

Story Tagged Blog Etiquette - how to avoid pissing off your readers with story tagged blog posts.

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Stories What Need More Love

  • Professional Courtesy Cross-dimensional visits are a tricky business, even for a god. by Rainbooms Inc 1,202 words · 1,566 views · 79 likes · 1 dislikes
  • Old Friends, Again Her oldest friend tries to save her, but they both discover it's too late. by RBDash47 4,053 words · 1,334 views · 180 likes · 1 dislikes
  • Of Dragons and Horses, Songs and Solace Lord Ragnarok, the new dragon king, prepares to invade Equestria. Princess Celestia prepares to defend it. Thus begins the Six Hour War, and the most unlikely of friendships. by 8686 33,593 words · 700 views · 97 likes · 0 dislikes
  • The Codex: A Sister's Burden For thousands of years, Celestia has battled against destiny to protect Equestria, and to save her beloved sister from her fate. But she can only delay the inevitable in a world set on tearing her life apart. by Arvaus 56,188 words · 593 views · 24 likes · 0 dislikes
  • The Perfect Match Twilight learns about the special bond that Rainbow and Fluttershy share. by Tatsurou 2,964 words · 1,994 views · 151 likes · 4 dislikes

Stories That I Enjoy A Lot

  • Apotheosis Twilight and Luna explore a land that appears on no map by Daetrin 46,300 words · 23,274 views · 2,523 likes · 40 dislikes
  • Triptych When a new mission for the Element-Bearers (from an unexpected source) arrives three weeks after Twilight's ascension, she finds herself forced to confront a pair of questions: what truly makes an alicorn? And what happens if it goes wrong? by Estee 311,688 words · 10,193 views · 614 likes · 36 dislikes
  • Friendship is Optimal Hasbro just released the official My Little Pony MMO, with an A.I. Princess Celestia to run it. by Iceman 38,698 words · 54,683 views · 3,153 likes · 113 dislikes
  • Rites of Ascension Twilight makes a new spell and starts the gears of fate with her ascension to alicornhood. (Writing started before Season 3.) by CvBrony 456,309 words · 27,672 views · 2,516 likes · 65 dislikes
  • Whom the Princesses Would Destroy... Behind the scenes of a perfectly normal visit to Canterlot lies chaos. Also, custard. by GhostOfHeraclitus 19,758 words · 35,166 views · 2,645 likes · 37 dislikes

Update Please ;_;

  • The Powers of Harmony The Mane Six develop the powers of the Elements of Harmony and must use them to stop a new villain. by CyborgSamurai 326,055 words · 26,834 views · 1,829 likes · 43 dislikes
  • Composure What could be revealed when the mask called composure slips? Twilight and Celestia romance by Varanus 91,837 words · 27,671 views · 2,107 likes · 50 dislikes
  • The Mystic and The Mundane An ancient ritual in a dead language meant to empower the Elements of Harmony? What could go wrong? by Equus Pallidus 79,782 words · 3,314 views · 249 likes · 14 dislikes
  • Six Brides for Two Sisters After spending Nightmare Night in Ponyville, Luna decides on how to reward the six mares who defeated Nightmare Moon and saved her from herself: Marriage. by Equus Pallidus 52,728 words · 21,556 views · 2,279 likes · 65 dislikes
  • On Wings of Change An Ali!Twilight story that doesn't revolve solely around Alicorn Twilight. by Kobalstromo 74,119 words · 23,114 views · 1,350 likes · 59 dislikes

Recommended Authors

Authors are listed in alphabetical order.

CvBrony - I love the stories.  Love them.  And the worldbuilding.  The only thing I do not love is the update schedule (although there is a very good reason for it).

Daetrin - the worldbuilding is absolutely phenomenal.

Estee - seriously, just read the stories.  They're good.  Triptych's worldbuilding is also excellent, and most of the stories use it.  Almost 100% upvoted.

Horse Voice - do you like horror?  You'll  like this author.  Even if you don't, I can't recommend The Writing On The Wall enough.  Not recommended: The Great Purple Unicorn Troll (the stories were good as blog posts, but not as a story).

Pineta got science in his ponies.  Or maybe ponies in his science?  Either way, two great tastes that taste great together.

RustPony.   I may be jumping the gun on this, but his first short story is lovely and his second story is off to a strong start.  Both are HIE, but unconventional.

Skywriter - One of the people behind Skin Horse.  Everything is worth reading.

This guy.  Does not write any horse words, as far as I know.  He writes under his real name (as far as I know), and may not want that tied to fimfiction.  Even so, I must recommend his work.

I recommend both of the long-form stories: Fine Structure (sci-fi), Ra (urban fantasy, sort of?).  Also the following shorts: "Causal Noose", "I don't know, Timmy, being God is a big responsibility", "Be Here Now" (Ed story), "The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread" (Ed story), "Time Loop", and "I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library"

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#65 · 7w, 1d ago · · ·

Thanks for the fave on Ember, Hoardsmelter.

#64 · 105w, 4d ago · · ·

Thanks for the watch! :pinkiehappy:

#63 · 110w, 1d ago · · ·

Thanks for the fave on The Quest! I'm glad you continue to enjoy my work.  :twilightsmile:

#62 · 116w, 3d ago · · ·


Well, thanks for that fave, too! I hope you enjoy it. :twilightsmile:

#61 · 116w, 3d ago · 1 · ·


No, thank you for writing The Celestia Code.  And, preemptively, the same for The Luna Cypher

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