• (Catch-up) Writer's Training Grounds: The Cutie Map

    We didn't have a new episode this week, which means it's the perfect time to look back a few weeks and write about the episodes we missed!  Today's Writer's Training Grounds prompts look at the season premiere, "The Cutie Map."

    Get those story-making skills out and get your prompts, along with the usual submission information and deadline, below the break!

    Prompt 1: Starlight Glimmer returns from hiding! Has she changed for the better, or is she out for revenge?

    Prompt 2: The Mane Six have failed to liberate the ponies from Starlight Glimmer's grasp.  Can Sugar Belle, Double Diamond, Party Favor, and Night Glider save the day by themselves?

    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 [email protected] 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 >>>Friday, May 15 at 11:59pm EST<<<

    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!