Ilya's Gambit · Pitch Wars

Pitch Wars 2019: Revisions Update

I’ve spent the last month or so working on intense revisions to Ilya’s Gambit as part of my Pitch Wars mentorship. It’s been a lot of work so far—hours every day—but I’ve finally reached that point where I can’t think of any other developmental changes or tweaks I want to make right now. Of course,… Continue reading Pitch Wars 2019: Revisions Update

Ilya's Gambit · My Writing Journey · Pitch Wars

Pitch Wars 2019: The Revision Plan

Once the shock of getting chosen for Pitch Wars finally wears off, the real work begins. If you’re caught up on my posts, you’ll know that a few weeks ago I received the incredible news that I would be mentored by Maxym Martineau as part of the Pitch Wars class of 2019. Maxym reached out… Continue reading Pitch Wars 2019: The Revision Plan

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Writer In Motion Round 2: The revised draft (week 2)

It’s week two of Writer In Motion! This week I worked on self-revision of my short story titled The Bone Garden. The goal was to take last week’s unedited first draft, in all its disastrous glory, and work on turning it into a more polished story. The meat of my story stayed the same, but… Continue reading Writer In Motion Round 2: The revised draft (week 2)

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Writer In Motion Round 2: The disaster (first) draft

This week I present you with the disaster draft (aka first draft) of my Writer In Motion (round 2) short story. Learn more about Writer In Motion and join in the program yourself by checking out the website. The Prompt: The emotions I took from the picture (fear, desperation, clinging to the last thread of… Continue reading Writer In Motion Round 2: The disaster (first) draft

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Writer in Motion: The Self-edited Draft

Last week I shared the completely unedited first draft of my short story, typos, misspellings, and all. This week I’m thrilled to share the self-edited draft! Check out the updated story below, and then stick around for my commentary on the editing process and the changes I made. The Clementine Today would be the day… Continue reading Writer in Motion: The Self-edited Draft