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Someone who needs to write far more than they currently do! x.x

My stories thus far.

  • A Voice Among the Strangers An unsuspecting girl finds herself in Equestria, thrust into a world she has no concept of. Unable to communicate with the inhabitants, how will she cope? by Tystarr 205,112 words · 19,240 views · 2,058 likes · 40 dislikes
  • My Sister Some things can never be said. Some things can only be held within the heart, to be spoken where only you may hear them. by Tystarr 2,393 words · 1,273 views · 131 likes · 0 dislikes
  • A Stranger Among the Voices The arrival of a strange creature sends ripples through the lives of several inhabitants within Equestria. by Tystarr 129,188 words · 26,040 views · 1,172 likes · 17 dislikes
  • Solitary Pinion In a strange world, in a strange body, Viktoria struggles to cope after encountering an unfamiliar mirror and what occurred afterwards. by Tystarr 38,160 words · 7,558 views · 706 likes · 10 dislikes

I am very happy people liked my silly little doodle. I still think it's a little blargh, but am glad that others enjoyed. ^-^

I also consider myself very lucky to have such patient readers. I am very well aware this is just a fanfiction site, and what I do is probably seen as simply a hobby. It's one I could, conceivably, just wander away from and never look back. I could, I mean it wouldn't be hard to do at all... But I won't, and I can't actually see myself ever seriously considering the idea.

So, yes... This is a hobby. I know I'm not a great writer, and before people worry about my mental state ( I am both flattered and concerned people do that! ) I am mentally well. Well... I think I am? I mean I'm happy... I guess? I just, I suppose, have little to no self esteem. But, this isn't a blog about that, and I do go off on tangents more than I wish!

Back on topic, I know I'm not a great writer, but I also know that people feel very invested in the characters I created and the tales involving them. As I said in a previous blog, I am very flattered this is the case, and I want to thank each and every one of you. That includes those who are daunted by my writing style ( I apologize, but I really can't change it. It's how I write, and I know it's, um... verbose? But it's just who I am, I suppose. ^-^; ). It includes those who are critical of my work, or simply don't like it. Other than one or two comments, even those who dislike what I have written have been amazingly constructive about it, and I am very thankful for them to offer such informative feedback. I know I can't please them, mainly, but it still means a lot to me!

I also need to thank those who especially stuck from the beginning. That horrible mess that is A Voice Among the Strangers chapter one. I know I slowly improved over the entire story, but I cringe looking back at the early parts. Now I have improved ( however slightly!) I can see the mistakes I made. I guess that's what makes it all the more special that people stuck with it. They saw something in Jessica's journey and wished to see it through. Or, perhaps, they saw something in my writing that even I still cannot see.

Whatever the case, I am rambling again. Sorry. x.x

The point of all this is, I know this is a fanfiction site, that, at the end of the day, means very little in the grand scheme of things. But I have started something. I have started a few things, actually and I intend to see them through. Even if I no longer enjoy writing ( that's not the case yet, please don't worry! ) I would continue, even if it was just one or two people who wished to see me continue. The reason is, I guess, I want for them to enjoy it, I want them to be rewarded for their patience. But, ultimately, the reason I write now, is no longer for my own enjoyment. I don't need too? Why would I? I know what is happening in my head, and I can see it all happening in my mind's eye.

I don't need to write it down to know, but... others don't have that, they don't know. I want to write for others to enjoy. Is that a proper goal? I don't know? I've never done something like this before... But simply that moment when I post a chapter and see someone so happy to read it, that makes me feel... warm... I guess? Happy? I like the fact that even just for half an hour, I have made someone's day. It feels a little selfish to me that is how I feel, but... well, I guess that's it. ^-^;

This has evolved past a hobby for me, now I want to complete the journeys so others can enjoy and follow along on Jessica, Ebony, Viktoria, and all the other's adventures to their conclusions.

But it's clear I have hit a brick wall, one that I am having immense trouble to overcome. I have two weeks off coming up, and in that time I wish to really get into writing again.

But, I wish to ask a favour of some of my readers, or even someone who likes a challenge. I wish to ask if there is anyone willing to let me bounce ideas off them. It might be the entire storyline I have planned, or storylines, to get a glimpse of what is in my head and see if it actually works. Or, if they don't wish to know everything, then just bounce ideas of the next chapter off them.

There are a few conditions though, and I hope I am not being too picky by asking this...

1 - Must be critical. I want someone, or someones ( yes I know that is horrible English, but is late! ) to throw back at me things that don't work. If they like something, I want them to say why, if they don't like something, the same reason. If they wish to delve further into a point that doesn't make sense to them, or they wish to challenge me on how well I have thought of something, I want them to do that too. Basically, I want... or need someone to look from an outside view on what I have in my head, and see if it actually has a foundation to work off.

2 - Preferably have some form of Instant Messenger service. I know this is picky, but I like having conversations that flow quickly. This is me being selfish again, sorry. ^-^;

3 - Doesn't mind having things spoiled. The reason is, I have a rough outline for a story, an almost complete template for one, and a mix of the two for the third, all in my head. But, I need to know if it flows. So I need to just, blargh it all out, and have them throw it back in my face, or point out what works and what doesn't. It's not really a secret, but A Voice Among the Strangers was never really... planned. It was meant to be a first chapter, nothing more than a dare to write something, and be forgotten. But it was picked up, people liked it, and I fell in love with the characters and writing. Things, from that, evolved and grew and I never really had a 'goal' for the story. Each chapter grew organically as I wrote them, and characters developed.

A good example of this is Ebony herself. She was never meant to be anything more than something to break Jess out of the cage and then vanish. But as I wrote, that changeling kept sneaking back. In my head I could see her following Jess, curious, and confused as to why Jess could feed her in such a way. From there, the snarky changeling I have grown to love became who she is, and firmly became entrenched in the story. Looking back, I can never imagine it without her, but that was a reality.

It's also no secret that I rewrite chapters constantly. It's not unheard of for me to completely scrap a 10k word document and start afresh, then the next day rejecting that one too. That's how I wrote AVAtS, taking bits for each failed chapter until I had something I liked and linking them together. Towards about chapter 7, I knew what the ending would be, but until then, I was being led by the characters themselves and writing as they did things. That might sound strange, but I guess that's just how I am. ^-^;

That is what is making it so hard I think to write what I am now. No longer am I letting them write the story, I am writing the guidelines and putting them into it. But, again, I am rambling...

So, if anyone is interested in helping me plot, plan, and brainstorm my two current projects, and also help with the two upcoming, then I would be very grateful!

I will apologise as I will only choose a few, primarily because it will be hard to co-ordinate with any more than that! Plus, I really want people who want to poke at it, and not just those that wish to know how the stories end. If you want to know the plots, I have no issue telling you. I mean, if you want to be spoiled that is! But that's not the intended purpose of this...

I need help, and I need to know what I am planning will work... because, ultimately, I love my characters and wish to do right by them... But I also respect and feel obligated to give those who wish to read what I write the very best I can do!

So, again, thank you all for being so patient with me. I hope to not let you down with what I am doing. Also, expect Nightmare Night within the next two weeks! By the end of this weekend I should have something to bounce to editors, and the first chapter of 'Tales of Pagasa' will be on track to be published!


Tystarr · 755 views · Edited 16w, 4d ago · Report
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#158 · 2w, 19h ago · · ·

How are things going? Sure I like your writing, but I'm more concerned about things overall.

#157 · 10w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1697216 Referring to me? If so, she just has to PM me. I can usually draw parallels together whenever I have the facts. And Please do not refer to me like one would an unidentified object...

#156 · 10w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1675430 Have you tried giving a oneshot a try?

Doesn't have to be related to any other story, just something for fun, or goofy.:pinkiehappy:

#155 · 11w, 21h ago · · ·

Throw ideas at that neo person thing. Pretty sure he'll/she'll will bounce something back at you. Then rainbows will appear and you'll vomit words onto a word doc and everyone will rejoice in the return of ThankYouStarr....

#154 · 12w, 1h ago · · ·

Tystarr I hope you shoulder is mending, and that you're getting over your writers block I can wait to see more of your work ;).

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