• Writer's Training Grounds #014: "Leap of Faith"


    Like I could say no to a "Neighrvana" reference this week. Anyone coming off of ECCC this weekend? How were things up in the Emerald City? Miss the place a ton.

    Anyway, with Seth asserting earlier today who best pony was all along, there's not a whole lot left for me to say here. You're a writer, you've got prompts, go find 'em beneath the break!

    Ponyville is a place of second chances, of forgiving and forgetting, no matter what lurks in your past...

    Unless you live there! Well gosh, you're just plain fed up with all that!

    Making a promise is the easy part. Keeping it, on the other hoof...

    Thanks to Sarcasmo for the prompt!

    Granny Smith should have read the side effects on the back of the tonic bottle.

    Thanks to Kyle for the prompt! 

    The Writer's Training Grounds is a weekly writing exercise in which authors of all skill levels are invited to craft a story based on the prompts provided above. Responses to these prompts are posted directly on Equestria Daily in a weekly compilation post that bypasses the pre-reading process. Authors are then highly encouraged to read comment on, and promote each others' stories -- if you've ever prepared a copy-paste comment for an episode followup, consider doing the same for a fellow WTG participant!

    If you have any prompt ideas for next week's WTG, feel free to chuck them over to fanfiction@equestriadaily.com with the subject line "WTG Prompt Idea" or something similar. We just might use it that week and give you credit!

    Da Rulez:
    • Keep the content appropriate as defined by our submission guidelines.
    • Keep it between 1,000 - 7,000 words. >Greentexts and doorstoppers should apply elsewhere!
    • Keep it to two genres maximum. For the roundup, fics will be grouped by their primary genre.

    When you finish working on your fic, use this form to submit it to the Training Grounds. However, we will require much of the same information as if you were submitting a regular fic as follows, and this document explains what these requirements are.

    1. Story title
    2. Author name
    3. Story description (~1 paragraph maximum)
    4. Word count
    5. Genre tags (2 tags maximum)
    6. Character tags (3 tags maximum)
    7. Story URL (must be hosted on FimFiction, GDocs, dA, etc.)
    8. Email address

    The deadline for submission is Thursday, April 3, 9:00 PM PDT.

    As always, please continue to leave us feedback with what works well for these events, what's not working well, your general satisfaction with these, etc. etc. and so on. Now get writing!