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Single-Breath Fics Tactical DidntBringMyTrip 52[View]

Shiny new booooooard!

I figure this board should prove itself via people breathing life into it, so I guess I'll be the one to do that. In this thread, write stories that are a single paragraph long and no more.

It's a challenge, it's a creativity excercise, it's an easy and fun little game to take your mind off what you SHOULD be doing right now. So put fingers to keys and see what comes out! Maybe a brief moment, maybe a philosophical manifesto, maybe a Pony Clop Haiku (tm). Who cares? Write it!

There aren't any rules, thougqh I guess you should keep content under control? If it were me I'd say go for it with clop but put a lid on well and truly *dark* themes. You know which ones. That's my personal preference, though, far be it for me to censor you.
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>>81

It wouldn't be the same without some Hemingway. My opinion: Needs more Hemingway
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Blah 189

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Heh. Four years ago I'd have been the champ at this, but since then a lot has happened. I've read a lot of books, I've begun to write fan fictions, blah-blah-blah; the details are more or less boring. The point is that I've learned a lot about writing and I can no longer produce an entire story in as consolidated a frame as one paragraph. Unless of course I write a one paragraph long self-insert about itself, kind of like the one you've just finished reading.

I'll try to write a better one later

Tactical AttentionWhorse 190

>>189

Funny, I actually made this thread thinking I'd be putting stuff in it myself, but right after I did, I got caught up in a project that still really excites me.

I do have a couple of floating ideas that might be nicer in this format than as a 1000 word short, though. So maybe I'll come back here.

I also want to write more pony clop haikus because those are silly.


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Attention all reviewers and Judges!! SarfTheMagnifico !wggeWu9bgQ 444[View]

As co-host of MLPchan's /fic/ write -off, I am hereby officially announcing that we are hiring new judges!

Our last event had a bit of a rocky slope, and I didn't have the luxury of screening the already unstaffed group we had.

However, I am taking the time now to rectify that. If you would be interested in being a part of the reviewing process, or would like to chip in to the whole process, I will be taking applications via email at [email protected]

Applicants will be screened. I will be asking a few questions and providing them with a piece of literature to review.

I am looking forward to hearing from those interested!

Happy Reviewing!

- Sarf
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Tactical 446

'sides, with such a small group, most "good" judges would rather compete.

Do try to whore out the contest for more visibility next time.

And while it's tempting to discredit the opinion of the uneducated masses (look at fimfiction for god's sake), how much people, you know, enjoy your work does matter.

SarfTheMagnifico !wggeWu9bgQ 454

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>>445
There are a few issues with that, though. For example, if someone submitted a really long fic, not everyone will have the time to read it, so it won't get upvoted, even if it is really good.

I like that idea, but having a staff is important. A mixture of both would work well, I suppose.

>>446
>whore out for more visibility
That I can do. Especially now that I know what works and what doesn't with the whole process.

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>>454
>If someone submitted a really long fic, not everyone will have the time to read it
On the contrary, take a look the correlation between word count and story views in each of the Ponychan events:


– Sweet Music: 0.455
– Cutting Ties: 0.531
– Setting the Rules: 0.067
– Double-edged Sword: -0.066
– One-way Ticket: 0.249

I can only say from these stats that such a claim is entirely unreasonable, and, if anything, longer stories will get the lion's share of attention.

>Having a staff is important

Is it worth it, though?
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The Seven Tribes 248[View]

I really, really need to find an editor. I've never even seen the EQD proofreaders because of all the errors. Here's the first chapter:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LOft0ppL_DS7btxt67h6QyHa_yuwV2ojlUkbnh08R8U/edit

I've had like 5 different people go over it and apparently it still has errors.

#story#dark#sad#author
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There are four three threads here marked #Reviewer and one not. You might want to put this story in one of them to ensure a response. See >>159 for a list of them.
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NaPoWriMo Anonymous 183[View]

#Event

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/08/national-pony-writing-month-begins-today.html

NaPoWriMo! One month, fifty thousand words! It's like NaNoWriMo, except pony! Like in NaNoWriMo, you're given one month (in this case, all of August) to write fifty thousand words.

(Written by Noble Cause, copied and pasted from Equestria Daily:)

Q. Do I have to write the whole 50,000 words?

A. Not at all. Some of the better fics to come out of this event barely broke 5 K last year. Do NOT feel obligated to push yourself if you feel that your work doesn't go beyond 3,000, or 5,000, or 20,000 words. The story is done and the tale is told in however many words you need.


Q. Where do I send my fic?

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Dark Horizons Chapter 2 Review Thespurgin 86[View]

Okay, so I've been working on the second chapter of this fic for a while now, and I wanted both a general review, and secondarily a specific opinion on whether or not I should end the chapter on Twilight's lamenting of the girls laughing, or continue it on.

link is: http://www.fimfiction.net/chapter/99476
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>That same breeze carried with it the smells

Suggestion: That same breeze carried the smells of baking and activity from Ponyville's residents.

>In the past few days, the exhaustion seemed to have begun weighing especially heavily on her. Twilight didn’t even bother to do her morning routine. What was the point if she no longer slept? Her haggard appearance was a testament to that, though considering she usually looked like that on a study binge it no one could really see the real problem… besides Spike.


…the exhaustion began to weight heavily on her.

Perhaps you could replace your contractions with other words?

>it no one could really see the real problem… besides Spike.


grammer issues with this sentence.

>Spike didn’t buy it. He knew her too well. It came with the territory of being her number one assistant for so long. He also knew Twilight was getting dangerously close to snapping. Celestia’s mane, it was a miracle she hadn’t snapped already! Careful to keep his tone light, the dragon buried the worried expression he knew would be on his face and nodded once. “Okay, then I’ll get some ice for your neck, and then start organizing this mess. You should lie down.”

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Anonymous 107

In regards to the transition, I was going for a scene cut feeling and a sense of despair and hurt from the laughing. As for the rest, thanks!

Does that statement help?

-Thespurgin (sorry, I forgot the name)
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