5 Things I Bet Amateur Writers Haven't ConsideredEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!5 Things I Bet Amateur Writers Haven't Considered by Droemar
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1. You will have to reduce your story to one page. This is called the query letter, what you write when you try and land a legit agent or publisher. You basically say "Hey, this is what my story's about, how long it is, and why I chose you to look at it." It is, in my opinion, one of the most difficult things a writer will ever face. All your nuance, your subtle build-ups, your "yes, buts", and your "no, wait, there's more" all have to be condensed to three paragraphs or so. No query letter is really allowed to be longer than one page, because no one has tl;dr worse than a literary agents or his or her minions. Not only that, queries show off your writing style and what you value in terms of story. A good query gets somebody t
5 Things That Will Make You a Better WriterEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!5 Things That Will Make You a Better Writer by Droemar
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1. Work on something else. I know, I know. You've been working on that story of yours for twelve whole years, and it's your baby. Sure, it may have been inspired by that Dungeons and Dragons session you had when you were thirteen, but you're going to make your fortune with it! It's the next Harry Potter! When my pals and I have gone to writing conferences, we've made note of an interesting phenomenon: when someone has written a first novel in the fantasy genre, it is invariably a sword-and-sorcery novel or a portal fantasy. I will bet money on it: show me a first novel and I will show you a sword-and-sorcery or portal fantasy. There's nothing wrong with sword-and-sorcery as a genre, don't get me wrong. It's just that in writing
Friendship Is EqualityFriendship Is Equality by alexwarlorn
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When Twilight and the others came back from their trip the castle's magic map had sent them on, Spike saw they were different. No, that wasn't right, they were LESS different from when they left. All the same expression. New mane styles that were twined between them. And all now had the same cutie mark, that black equal mark!
"Everything is fine Spike," Twilight assured him. "In fact: better than ever. We now know why the tree of harmony sent us there to begin with."
Starlight Glimmer had, of course, been VERY suspicious of Our Town's Equal Six's request, after they had been broken of their false belief of cutie marks' chains being a gift, and been led into the light.
Starlight Glimmer had dealt with those who had tried to fake conversion before after all. To escape and tell Canterlot of the 'crimes' she had done, (which was laughable, these ponies had broken THEIR laws in THEIR town, they had jurisdiction to punish them, and all she had done was to teach them harmony and friendship).