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While I write Chapter 40, color a new Grandkid pic, here are a few "theme songs" I sometimes think of when I write my characters in THIS particular story. 

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Hello, I'm Ryan and I love art and writing.

I'm a HUGE cartoon fan and animation and cinema have been interests of mine for a long time. Video games and sports are awesome as well and yes.....I am a brony. Overall, I love creativity and seeing what others have to contribute as well!

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Don't forget to read my story on FIMfiction! www.fimfiction.net/story/85832…

"You're dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway." - Walt Disney

"Great works of art are only great because they are accessible and comprehensible to everyone." - Leo Tolstoy
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Mailymaya Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you have a YouTube channel? If you do, then what is it called?
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I do. The link is in my front page profile.

The name is AWildBronyAppeared.
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Mailymaya Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.Hi! 
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
It's fine. Just a bit curious as to why I was invited to a group about belly button ponies when none of my work shows or mentions them.
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I didn't read all of it. It was a book's length. Haha

Good luck with the group.
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trapezoidgummy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Hi Shrapnel,
I know you probably get this a lot, but your art and stories are amazing! :happybounce: 
I wish I was talented in writing and drawing like you are. 
Do you have any tips that you can give me?
Thanks so much!
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ShrapnelLeader Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Well, thank you trapezoidgummy for the compliment. I'm very glad you've liked my stuff and I'm honored that you'd ask me a question like this. :)

It's harder to give (if I'm even truly qualified to give) advice without specific questions to answer, but here are some ideas that has worked for me:

Don't be afraid to share your work. If you don't share, nobody will see it. Even great artists will go completely unknown on Deviantart because they never shared their work, so that's something to keep in mind. Find some groups of interest and post your stuff on them. You'll gain better recognition that way. 

As for story writing, there are many different styles. A big key to know is character development. That is essential to a good story! If you throw in a few names and never develop their characteristics, flaws, likes/disklikes, and so on, people will have a harder time caring about them. Let the reader get to know them! You want people to feel happy when they feel happy and sad when they are sad. If you do this and don't rush your story, people will be more invested. 

So there are two pieces of advice. It's not much but I consider them both useful to get started with. I hope they were of help. ;)
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trapezoidgummy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Thanks, your advice really helps! :) (Smile) 
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