• Writer's Training Grounds: "Brotherhooves Social" Prompts / "Made in Manehattan" Submissions

    What a heartfelt ending to that episode, huh?  I wouldn't be surprised if some of that emotional sincerity spills over into the fanfics this week.

    Prompts and submissions below!

    Big Macintosh reminisces about the good memories he has from when Apple Bloom was younger.

    The old stallion from the social sets out on a quest to find Orchard Blossom, who disappeared before he could get a chance to talk to her.

    Thanks to Hat for submitting this prompt

    Scootaloo and Rainbow Dash celebrate their victory at the social, and maybe have a bonding moment of their own.

    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, October  10th, 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!

    Here's the submissions for "Made in Manehattan."

    Normal/Slice of Life

    [Normal] - 1337 words

    Author: DouglasTrotter

    With Applejack and Rarity off for Manehatten, Twilight is left to her own devices, searching for something to cure her boredom.


    Characters: Twilight, , 
    [Normal] - 4762 words

    Author: Zeck

    Twilight is bored out of her mind. Her books are read and organized, and all of her friends are busy or out of town. At least, all of her new friends. But when she suddenly remembers that she has other friends, and horrible thought jumps into her head. She apologized to Minuette, Twinkleshine, Lemon Hearts, and Moondancer. But she never took the time to apologize to Lyra! Teen because some wine is drunk and things are discussed.

    The Last Friend

    Characters: Twilight Sparkle, Lyra, Minuette, Bon Bon, Berry Punch

    [Comedy] - 2832 words

    Author: BlndDog

    What happens when the Flim Flam brothers and Carmelo Moustachio find themselves on the same stage at the Midsummer Theater Revival? What secrets will be revealed under the harsh spotlight where a pony's soul is laid bare? Let's find out.

    Carmelo Moustachio in The Importance of Straight Talk

    Characters: Carmelo Moustachio; Flim and Flam, , 
    [Random][Comedy] - 2267 words

    Author: May I Cut In

    While AJ and Rarity went to Manehattan, Twilight ran into her worst nightmare. She was bored reading books!!! What can she do to keep herself busy till her friends get back?

    I'm bored…

    Characters: Twilight Sparkle, , 

    [Normal][Comedy] - 7000 words

    Author: ponichaeism

    To alleviate her boredom, Twilight Sparkle decides to write a book. But when she finds her well of creativity has dried up, she casts an ancient magic spell to make her creative side manifest itself. However, the foallike fragment of her soul proves trickier to handle than she thought at first.

    Twi-Write Here, Write Now

    Characters: Twilight, Spike,