• Catch-up Writer's Training Grounds: "Tanks for the Memories" Prompts / "Bloom and Gloom" Submissions

    We have one last episode that was missed early in the season for the Writer's Training Grounds event.  We definitely can't forget about "Tanks for the Memories"; it was one of the most popular episodes of season five so far!  So grab your prompts for one more catch-up event below the break, as well as the submissions from the "Bloom and Gloom" catch up event.

    Spring is coming, and Rainbow Dash makes preparations for Tank's awakening.

    Rainbow Dash tells the awesome story of her infiltration and sabotage of the weather factory.  Of course, she may have embellished just a few details...

    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 questions, concerns, or prompt ideas for next week's WTG, feel free to send them to pegasusrescuebrigade@equestriadaily.com with the subject line "WTG Prompt Idea" or something similar.

    • 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 >>>Saturday, August 8th, 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!

    And now, last week's submissions. Since this is a retroactive WTG, there weren't many submissions, but thanks to those who did!

    Normal/Slice of Life

    [Normal] - 2600 words

    Author: ScifiPony

    I had come from Hooflyn to visit Apple Bloom because my cousin had written me about her cutie mark nightmare. Though my golden scissor could cut only one thing, my special talent called in to question everything; whether I was adopted, if I was an Earth pony, if I was willing to take responsibility for the life of the strangers around me. It made my life a waking nightmare. I wanted to talk to Apple Bloom so I could decide whether to keep my cutie mark… or remove it.

    Cuts Too Deeply

    Characters: Babs, Apple Bloom, 


    [Dark][Random] - 1400 words

    Author: A Hoof-ful of Dust

    Apple Bloom thought scissors meant her cousin was a mane stylist...

    Goodbye Horses

    Characters: Apple Bloom, Babs Seed,