• NaPoWriMo 2016 Starts Again! Details Inside!

    This is Twilight's reaction to your fanfiction. Time to improve it! Source.

    Yep, you heard it right! It's time for another year of pony writing. Another year for you to dust off the pony words and write that novel you've always wanted! I'm ABagOVicodin and I'm going to be running this writing event throughout the month.

    The TLDR for all the people interested is as follows: the goal is to write 50,000 pony words within the month of November. This includes poetry and stories, whether they be short or long. You do not have to write one novel that equals 50,000 words. You can write a bunch of stories that add up to 50,000 words however.

    Let's discuss the submission guidelines and everything else after the break!

    Alright, most of these rules are the same as last year, because they went over very well. As usual, you can post in the comments for the first 24 hours, or tweet at me with @abagofvicodin if you have any questions.

    • Anything that you write must be fanfiction or poetry that is SFW and within Equestria Daily's submission guidelines. This means no clop, gore, etc. Humanized and anthro fics are fine.
    • Since we didn't have a previous blog post warning you guys about this event, we will give you all two weeks to email [email protected]. That means the deadline to register for the event is November 15th. Give us this information: Your author name, your goal (doesn't have to be 50k, but aim for the stars!), and what you want to write. It can be new ideas that you have, or a continuation of old stories that you want to pick back up. Poetry is also allowed. In the meantime, get writing!
    • Here is an example: ABagOVicodin, 50k words, Doomsday Arcade and On the Wings of the Moon.
    • Use either Google Docs or Fimfiction for your story submissions. Nothing else will be accepted. If you want to keep your stories hidden, then make sure to include the link and password within the email and let us know if you don't want them shown on the blog.

    What I Will Do:

    I will update you guys every week with a pep talk and/or blog post on writing. My posts will focus on different kinds of writing tips, from characterization to story structure. I'll aim to get help from the Equestria Daily Prereaders to chip in some insight to help you guys write the best stories that you can! Leave some comments below on suggested topics that you would like me to tackle and provide tips!

    I've set up a Skype group (Discord coming soon) for all you writers who want to chat about your progress and offer advice to fellow writers! Please remain professional and polite in the chat. I reserve the right to kick anyone.


    This time around, we have a few prizes that will be handed out with the same rules as last time.

    Novel Idea has offered to provide one cover design for any writer who breaks 50k words, and 3 random writers who break 10k words. How generous of him! I'll raffle this off among those who reach the requirements. Here are some samples of his work.

    I'll repeat these prizes from last year since people seemed to enjoy them. I will raffle off one $20 Steam Gift Card among the individuals who reach 50k words. I will also raffle off one $10 dollar gift card to those who couldn't reach 50k words, but still participated in the event (1k-49k words). If anyone would like to donate towards the event, please email us.

    And that's about it! Please email us or post a comment down below if you have any questions. While it may take a little bit to answer, I'll make sure to comb through the comments throughout today. After today, please email questions to [email protected]

    Good luck and go write! Spread this around! Comment or tweet at me if you have any questions! ABagOVicodin out.