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Writing Lesson: Writing ConversationsWhile I am not a professional by any means, I have been writing for many years and, more recently, beta-reading as well. In all of my experience, I've noticed that a lot of to-be authors make some really silly, simple mistakes. In an effort to help out, I'm going to be putting up a few "Quick Tips" that might help you improve your writing and get more readers.Fehnwrites
For this "Quick Tips" entry, I'm going to focus on conversation and the use of quotations. Here we go
Punctuation in Quotations
When a character is speaking, their statement is often followed by, "she said" or, "he mumbled". However, you have to keep in mind that this is still part of the sentence!
Incorrect: "Wait, I have to tie my shoe." she said.
Correct: "Wait, I have to tie my shoe," she said.
Even though her statement ended, the sentence carried on to tell the reader that it was she who spoke. That's how it works with a period, but with exclamation marks and question marks, many people choose to ignore t
I'm Gay, So WhatI'm gay, so whatBahar1
Have I ever hurt you?
Was it you kicking me in the parking lot
Or was it me doing it to you?
I'm gay, so what
Have I ever called you names?
Was it me playing dirty games
Or was it you making false claims?
I'm gay, so what?
I don't live at your house
Your life is yours, mine is mine
And I choose my own spouse
I'm gay, so what
Are you that disturbed?
I'm not the weird one here
Don't try to be my puppeteer
I'm gay, so what
You wanna kill my kind?
I'm the better person among us
See yourself superior nonetheless
AttractedI'm attracted to Jude LawBahar1
But only in his movies
I'm attracted to the moon
But only to its bright side
I'm attracted to flowers
But only when they bloom
I'm attracted to rain drops
But only in a rainbow
I'm attracted to you
But only for a short time
Pinkie Pie set the bouquet of flowers down at the base of the statue and stared at them for a long time. They were the best roses that the florists had on demand. The colours were the brightest she had ever seen for roses. Their petals shone a vivid red in the morning sun, the perfect contrast to their bright green stems, wrapped in a small, white silk band that prevented the thorns from jabbing her mouth.
She sat down in front of the statue, staring at the flowers, not sure if she wanted to look up. Everything was so bright that day; even the grass stood out more than normal, its bright green felt stretching out towards Ponyville. She looked at everything on the barrow except for the statue. Finally, tears welling up in her eyes, Pinkie Pie started to speak softly, her voice barely above a whisper, for if anypony knew she was there, she would have to explain why she was there, why she brought flowers, and why she had done so every week for the past two
the mechanisms of ocean waves When I was little, I loved sea foam.sylveda
Running forward to the shore, I would watch waves lap up at my feet and then recede, dragging the sand under my feet back with it. Sea foam would fringe the edges of these silky waves like lace, and I would grab at it, cup it in my hands. I would remember the origins of Aphrodite (born of sea foam, risen out of the ocean as the most beautiful goddess of all), and I would cradle it, hold it close to me, as if I could absorb it into my being.
By the time I brought the sea foam up to my face, it had leaked through my fingers, dissolved. Leaning down, I would cup it again and again and again, gathering fragile lace like a fine seamstress, hoping to maybe sew it onto the edges of myself, make myself some semblance of Aphrodite. Yet it crumbled, leaked through my fingers, leaving only the trace of salt behind.
Eventually I gave up on the sea foam. One cannot keep chasing after things that just barely exist.
My father told me never to plunge int
March of the ShadowboltsA sickness does fester in our sweet EquestriaXaphriel
Monster reclined on her marble-built throne
The nation is crippled by Princess Celestia
Sweet Luna trapped, her Republic bemoaned
Our Princess tried once to bring order to your chaos
'Fore you gave in to your paranoid fears
But you struck her down and then you, absent all pathos
Locked her away for a thousand long years
Our world has been ravaged by you, vicious Overmare
Oceans evaporate under your blaze
Our soil turned to dust beneath sunlight's relentless glare
Everfree Forest alight with your flames
The light of day masks not your self righteous tyranny
Nor can we stand by and watch while you reign
The dark of night beckons and we will fly out with it
See that you trample no pony again
We won't permit you to keep us down, nor our foals
And we still remember our kinfolk you killed
For justice we fight and our homeland we liberate
And Princess Luna's Republic we'll build
Rebels you brand us, we fight for our liberty
Problems you call us, t
You're walking through the woods
When a sound sends shivers down your spine
A thunderclap from Hell
Makes you pray for protection divine
Something moved, what was that
Shadowy figures in the trees
Thundering hooves, glowing eyes
Makes your blood turn to freeze
Night fall, hear them coming
Don't think, just start running
Shadowbolts - your worst nightmare
Shadowbolts - you best beware
Dark mist and fog surround you
Your body is shackled with fear
A silence that's so cold
Broken by whispers in your ear
Apparitions, tempting you
Promising your hearts desire
Their mission, snatch your soul
And cast it into the fire
You hide, they'll find you
Don't look behind you
Shadowbolts - there's no escape
Shadowbolts - Your soul they'll take
Seek you, near or far
Wherever you are
Shadowbolts - there's no salvation
Shadowbolts - spell your damnation