• Writer's Training Grounds: "Slice of Life"

    Writing time!

    So, this post is a couple days late.  I was on vacation out of the country with limited internet access, so I wasn't able to get it posted on the usual night.  Never fear, the deadline is extended to compensate.

    Now that that's out of the way, let's see what background pony-centric fanfics we can get this week!  Grab the prompts below the break.

    Matilda asked Sparkler/Amethyst Star to help organize the wedding, but we didn't see much of what she did!  What role did she play in the events?

    After the wedding, Bon Bon comes clean and tells Lyra everything about her past.

    Derpy touches something she shouldn't in the Doctor's lab.  Can Derpy and the Doctor overcome the resulting calamity?

    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 
    6. Character tags 
    7. Story URL (must be hosted on FimFiction, GDocs, dA, etc.)
    8. Email address

    The deadline for submission is >>>Sunday, June 21st, 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!