Category Archives: Storytelling

The semi-official TwiBrush timeline

Not to say that I’m actually going to write any of this, but these are the assumptions I’m working with: 1002: Twilight Sparkle steps through a portal and meets a human. 1003: Said human arrives in Equestria and is ponified — because, he says, it’s an irreducible aspect of being a Very Special Somepony. He takes the name Desert Brush.… (more…)

Coming distraction

I’m starting to home in on a concept. It’s primarily a CMC story, with a guest appearance by Sweetcream Scoops, who’s older than they are but who is perfectly capable of giving them questionable advice. And it’s (vaguely) based on a true nonpony story. It will take a while, of course, but this is what’s on the table. Update: I… (more…)

And that’s something of a wrap

The three TwiBrush stories — fourteen chapters, 40,000 words — are done, and frankly I don’t see how there can be a fourth one. Presumably they get married, and eventually he dies (he’s a lot older, of course), but I don’t have any particular desire to get into either of those scenarios just now. Which means that I have to… (more…)

Work in progress

I have begun something called Second Act, title subject to change, which is that third TwiBrush story I hinted at earlier. I’m not putting a link here yet, but since it is technically a Page, as WordPress calls such things, it will be in the navbar. Update, 10 October: The title stays, and the first chapter has now been submitted… (more…)

Where things stand at the moment

I had a 600-word vignette called Domestic Bliss which picked up the Twilight Sparkle/Desert Brush story from Somepony New after about six weeks; after staring at it for about a week, I finally glued it onto the far end of Somepony New, bringing my two-chapter, 6000-word epiclet to four chapters and 9000 words. Obviously planning is not my strong suit.… (more…)

Okay, maybe once

Back in July, I suggested that I had no inclination towards writing anything particularly cloppy, and truth be told, I hadn’t read anything that spicy and had no urge to. Still, somepony I follow on FIMFiction came up with the notion of putting out a story and a clop scene separately, and I figured it wouldn’t hurt to see what… (more…)

Now what?

Somepony New has been declared Completed, and it’s about time: the darn thing wound up one chapter and 2700 words longer than I’d originally anticipated. I have no idea where I’m going next. I have one story idea, but it has “Don’t go there” written all over it.

And furthermore

I have actually come up with a fragment of a smidgen of the germ of an idea for a follow-up story to The Sparkle Chronicles. I don’t have enough material for a whole chapter yet, but I have a reasonable launching point. Update, 30 August: Launching point now open. Somepony New is now up to about a thousand words. More… (more…)

Scribes at work

On the off-chance that you might be interested, here’s a thread at FIMFiction in which I try to explain to a couple of fans — praise Celestia, I seem to have actual fans — what the hay I was thinking with those two stories I wrote.

New(ish) story

You may have already noticed something else that WordPress considers a page rather than a post. And yes, it’s a story: Dead Pony Flying is a brief (2000 words or so) tale I knocked off in two and a half sessions and am still tuning. The title, of course, is a dead (sorry) giveaway. Update, 19 August: It’s probably not… (more…)