• Writer's Training Grounds: "Castle Sweet Castle" submissions - And Some Updates on the Event!

    Princess Twilight has really grown on me.  Trying to fit into her new role gives her character a lot of new places to go.

    Anyway guys, because the schedule for these training grounds posts has been a little weird, we're going to try something new in hopes of making it less all over the place.  Starting with the next post, the prompts for each week and the compilation of the week before will be in the same post.  That way, you have one simple spot to visit each week to receive your prompt and to check out the entries being submitted.  All the fun of the Writer's Training Grounds in one easy package!

    Because we're waiting for the "Slice of Life" event to end, the next prompt will be available on Monday, June 22nd, along with the Slice of Life entries.

    For now, have some training grounds submissions, after the break!

    Normal/Slice of Life

    [Normal][Adventure] - 5900 words

    Author: ScifiPony

    I opened my mouth and let go of the hammer mid-swing. It clattered to the flagstone floor with sparks. Nopony had given Princess Twilight a house-warming gift. Nopony. And somepony had to fix that. Could I arrange for everyone in Ponyville to do just that? I was differently shy than that famously shy Fluttershy, but shy nonetheless, and tongue-tied around others. I’m even scared of butterflies… Yeah, I’m Bulk Biceps, and this is my time-bending tale.

    Warming Up

    Characters: Bulk Biceps, Carrot Top, Pinkie Pie

    [Normal] - 1000 words

    Author: A Hoof-ful of Dust

    Fluttershy gets a massage. She doesn't want a massage. She wants the masseur.

    I Can Make You a Man

    Characters: Fluttershy, Bulk Biceps

    [Normal] - 1154 words

    Author: Hat

    Bulk Biceps makes use of himself as a new staff member at the Ponyville day spa.

    Bulk Biceps' Spa Errand

    Characters: Bulk Biceps


    [Comedy][Normal] - 3063 words

    Author: PoisonClaw

    While decorating Twilight's new castle, Pinkie Pie thought it would be funny to hide a few confetti cannons around the place. Looking back on it, Twilight did think it was funny. The first time at least. By the fourth time however, not so much.

    Confetti Conundrum

    Characters: Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie

    [Comedy][Normal] - 3462 words

    Author: Levarien

    Ponyville is growing every day and smart business ponies are taking advantage. Aloe and Lotus Blossom can see their workload growing and know they need another set of hooves to come in and help out, and, if they can bring some new skills and services to their Spa, all the better. Enter, Bulk Biceps, a hard-working fitness enthusiast with a penchant for deep muscle massage.

    The Spa

    Characters: Aloe, Lotus Blossom, Bulk Biceps

    [Comedy] - 1500 words

    Author: Georg

    The new season of My Little Pony is bringing something a little different to make Twilight Sparkle’s new castle seem more like a home. Product placements.

    Castle Sweet Castle - And Now A Word From Our Sponsors

    Characters: Twilight Sparkle, Cutie Mark Crusaders, Karl Castle, the Announcer