My Little Pony Scientific Theories: Writing
How to Write a My Little Pony Fanfiction
Watch lots of MLP.Not only will you enjoy it, it also helps you with your writing! If you already have an idea of who you're going to write about, then you can watch episodes about that pony- or, if you're making an OC, you can watch episodes that help you out with certain character traits! If you ever suddenly feel uninterested in your original plan, you don't have to go through with it. After all, there's always room for improvement.
Read MLP fanfictions.You can find them on fimfiction.net, fanfiction.net, or other sites. Just remember to read what you're going to write about or what you think may be a good idea- but don't plagiarize! No one likes it when you copy, but you can ask permission by the author of a fanfiction you like to say that you were inspired by their fanfiction. Most people won't mind.
Know what you're writing!If you sit down to write and then suddenly realize you have no idea what you're doing, you might end up feeling discouraged and quit writing your fanfiction before it begins.
- If you want to include your shipping pair, do so, but make sure you know the characters well enough to keep them in character when you're writing.
- If you want to write about your headcanon, make sure all the kinks are worked out. But make sure you know what you're writing about- or make something up as you go along!
- There are no rules in writing, only suggestions. If you are going to come up with your story as you go, make sure you proofread it at the end to make sure that everything makes sense.
Starting to Write
Consider your character.You should think about the character you're writing about. Is it a main character in the show? A background pony? An OC? If it's a main character, you may have to do a little more research within the show if you get stuck on their personality, but the more you postpone actually writing, the less likely it's going to be done. So if you have a plan, stick with it.
Don't be afraid to mess up or write poorly.There's always room for improvement, but there's also time to fix it in the end.
- If you're writing one chapter at a time on a fanfiction site, then your readers can give you criticism. If someone says something cruel, don't let it discourage you. If someone suggests a way to improve your writing, take it as constructive criticism and let it help you gain some perspective on what you're writing. Never be afraid to accept suggestions!
Start writing a scene to begin with- don't drench your reader in exposition, or it will be hard to read your story!Instead, try to focus on descriptions or dialogue to do the exposition for you, but make sure if it's dialogue that it sounds like something two ponies wouldactuallysay to each other.
- For example, if both ponies know that Nightmare Moon has returned, would they say to each other, "Hey, Quill, how is it going?" "Not good, Storm. We both just saw Nightmare Moon return and trap Princess Celestia in the sun, and it is clear that Twilight Sparkle and her friends can do nothing."
- Also, make sure the dialogue doesn't excessively use the character's names. The characters know who they are, so make sure they use the names in a normal amount.
Writing the Climax and Ending
Make sure you have a good, exciting climax for your story.At the end of a chapter, you can leave a cliffhanger- or if it's not an adventure story, perhaps a romance, make sure there is still a conflict- perhaps one of characters is too shy to talk to the other because they have a crush and they're shy. Just don't make it a cliche- having the main character's crush suddenly become hopelessly in love with someone else, and they start dating is an example of a love triangle.
- If you want to use this sort of story, make sure you do it in an original way. Maybe the character on the wrong end of the love triangle tries to find a way to stop them from being in love with each other and finds a spell to do so. Or maybe the main character finally confesses their love and is met with shock. Then what happens?
- MLP might be a little cheesy, but you don't need the climax to be mundane. Even cheesy episodes can be battle related, and as can be your fanfiction. If you don't want it to have a lesson about friendship, it doesn't have to- remember, this isyourfanfiction, so do whatever you want to do.
Wrap up carefully.Endings can be tricky. Make sure you know all loose ends so you can tie them- or keep it a cliffhanger so you can write a second one. Don't feel any pressure to write a sequel if you don't want to, though- sometimes sequels can be hard to do as well.
Make sure that you have done all you wanted to do in your story.If you haven't, then jot down the things you could've done better or you wish you had done and either revise it and find a place for those things, or if the story already feels crowded with what it has, you can just leave those things out and put them in another story.
Posting Your Story
Keep it to yourself if you prefer.If you don't feel comfortable posting your story anywhere, you don't have to. It's all your decision. Some people can just write for themselves or their friends. Maybe you can open your own private blog for your fanfictions that only you and your close friends can read.
QuestionCan I publish my story on Wattpad?flashlight mlpCommunity AnswerYes, it is free and you don't have to pay to publish it. all you need is an account.Thanks!
QuestionWhat sites do you recommend I post to?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerProbably fanfiction.net or fimfiction.net, they are pretty good about treating everyone's work with care and respect.Thanks!
QuestionHow do I write a good post-apocalyptic MLP story without copying off of fanfics like The End of Ponies by shortskirtsandexplosions, or Fallout: Equestria by Kkat?Top AnswererRead more, and don't stop at fanfictions. Immerse yourself in the culture surrounding post-apocalyptic fiction. Try to understand the themes, philosophies and messages of these stories. Think deeply about these things. Study them. Then create your world. What happened to it? What caused it to be this way? Who are the survivors and what are they doing? Implement the ideas you've reflected on. Most post-apocalyptic stories have a bleak and despairing tone, but go further than that. Build your story around a central theme. Allow yourself to be influenced, and incorporate what you've learned.Thanks!
QuestionI have a crush on Discord and get made fun of for it. Has nothing to do with this article but can you help?Top AnswererIt's not unhealthy, or even uncommon to crush on fictional characters. Most people have at least at some point in their lives (consider asking those poking fun at you if they have). Typically, it's because the character is portrayed with traits that you would find appealing in a partner. Some personal advice: talk to Discord as you would a regular person. Imagining a one-on-one conversation with your crush can help you cope with struggles, like a therapy session of sorts. Gradually shorten these until you feel you no longer need them. While it's fine to make believe, you shouldn't let your imagination keep you from moving on and experiencing life to the fullest.Thanks!
QuestionI have an idea for a fanfiction, but have no idea how to start the scene, any help?Top AnswererAsk as many questions about the setting as you can. Where is it? When? Who is present? What are they doing? What is happening? Why? Who is narrating? Be as detailed as possible. Then, figure out just how you want to set the mood. Use your vocabulary to describe the characters, their thoughts, their actions, and the overall tone. Write a few rough-drafts, if you must. Work through it all until you like your introduction.Thanks!
QuestionI'm in 5th grade and I love My Little Pony, but my fanfictions are just too sappy. Tips?Top AnswererSappy doesn't automatically make something bad. Plenty of folks watch MLP (and subsequently read MLP fanfictions) for simple bliss. If you really do want to adjust your writing style, try reading romance or dramatic fanfictions. Think about the things you like and don't like about them. With new ideas in mind, keep on writing. Don't look for instant change; life and experience will continue to shape you. Your style will naturally evolve as you grow older and wiser.Thanks!
QuestionHow many people should I get to proofread my story before I post it online?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerAs many as you can! But choose your proofreaders carefully -- you want people who are good readers and writers themselves to give you feedback.Thanks!
QuestionI'm trying to write a diary from one of the princess's points of view, but it's not going well. Tips?Top AnswererWriting in journal form can have ups and downs. You don't have to follow a traditional narrative format, but you also have to have some events to keep the reader engaged. First, determine when the beginning takes place. Watch as many episodes that feature the princess you've chosen as possible, and try to deduce how she thinks. Put yourself in her horseshoes. If this diary takes place before events in the show, consider what we know about her history. What happened/will happen to her? How does it affect her? Do events in your story diverge from events in the show? Try enlisting the help of others familiar with the princess to see if your interpretation is out of character.Thanks!
QuestionI'm running out of ideas, could someone help me?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYou can write about an OC or one of your favorite characters. If you want something exciting to happen, make your characters go on a quest, or if you want something relaxing, try making a normal day in the life of a background character or an OC. It's you choice.Thanks!
QuestionGay, yes or no?Top AnswererWith a largely female-dominated cast, it's actually quite common to find homosexual fanfiction pairings. Yes, "fillyfooler" and "colt-cuddler" fanfictions are quite popular in the fandom, and straight pairings are just as accepted. Basically, do as you please.Thanks!
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- If you enjoyed writing your fanfiction, then you can write another one! It can be a sequel to the one you just wrote, or a completely new and original story. Whatever you choose to do, remember what worked and what didn't work in your previous stories to help you improve.
- You can make your fan fic anyway you want. You can make it a Slice of Life (a death story), Grim Dark (a super creepy story), or a romance, bullying or shipping story. Let your imagination soar.
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