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I could just write all my ideas down on paper and leave it at that, drawing on these to create my final submission to the competition but I will be synthesising the information onto my computer anyway so might as well discuss my choices here.

The other fact is that I have never really sat down to write something beyond having to complete a short story for my English Language exam at GCSEs (O levels, exams taken at the age of 16, don't know how much people are aware of different education systems because I am not). So I don't know exactly what I am doing. If anyone has any points of input let me know any critique is helpful.

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Chapter1: first look

I don't I will ever come to this in good for the simple reason that I always complete the 'important' jobs first such as school work. Anyway, I get into to it pretty easily because it just my thoughts as I go along. Well I will need to pull together the plot points and narrative from the previous two points for a look into how chapter 1 will be structured. Synopsis: Eniac arrives at night when no other pony is awake just the landlord. Landlord passes the news of the stranger to a frien

Eniac

Eniac

 

Narrative

I've left it late again, this time I am too tired to actually do the plot any justice so I am going to look at the simple narrative style. The narrative as originally stated will still be first person from each pony including thoughts and speech. This means I don't have to set the scene explicitly allowing my pony creations to choose what they see adding emphasis to their character and soo much more. I would like to do a bit of stream of consciousness but boy am I not skilled enough to pull

Eniac

Eniac

 

Plot

Every time I come back here and read previous entries and think about the next thing I am going to work I see a lot of contradictions or things that will confuse the plot. But, this is just my thoughts at the time. The final story may be completely different. I haven't started writing any actual content yet but I am hoping to bang out big blocks of text a week or more before the deadline and then spend time amending individual chapters and paragraphs. Anyway onto the plot: The story has a d

Eniac

Eniac

 

Plot Thread and Eniac Revisited

So the character I portrayed Eniac had a few contradictions so I am going to amend his characteristics. I am also going to introduce how the two develope together and the underlying plot of the story. I need Eniac to be new to the pony environment, the easiest way is to have him come into the town this is set in as a stranger, an outsider. This gives Sugar Plum the incentive to find out more about the new pony in town. Now without going into backstory Eniac will start of quite cold and beli

Eniac

Eniac

 

Sugar Plum

Here go for day 3 looking more in-depth at sugar plum. I'll take a break quick though to say that I am not going to go into as much detail as I thought. Reading back the Eniac post was quite a dump of characteristics none of which were really explored. Two reasons for this: I am leaving writing here until the end of the day so I am tired and feel obliged; and I am not really thinking about the characters, or rather thinking to in-depth right at the start, they have to grow. So to a better i

Eniac

Eniac

 

Eniac

So I haven't left as much time for this as I hoped to leave, but I am writing a bit anyway. I don't I have the time to really give Sugar Plum a decent fleshing out if any at all. So I will focus on myself, Eniac. Firstly, I have sorted out the plot a bit more: The idea will be to have Eniac having a conversation with Sugar Plum about his thoughts and experiences with Equestria. This is going of the conversation I was talking about in the previous post. The idea is to explain ponies and Eque

Eniac

Eniac

 

Starting

So the challenge is to write between 250-10000 words, I will most likely be leaning towards fewer, though 250 may be too short. It's like with art a really great artist can paint a large beautiful painting but also only use a couple of strokes to convey a message, the amateur will use a few but still require a lot of faff to get their point across. As I am new to the show (halfway through season 5) The writing theme I can only choose is a conversation between two ponies. So my thinking is t

Eniac

Eniac

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