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Writer in Motion Round 3: Revisions based on CP feedback

This week, for Writer in Motion, we focused on revising our short stories based on feedback from critique partners (CPs). I was lucky enough to have three incredible writers read my story and send me their thoughts, everything from small line edits to bigger comments on reader immersion, flow, clarity, etc. Big shout out to… Continue reading Writer in Motion Round 3: Revisions based on CP feedback

Ilya's Gambit · My Writing Journey · Pitch Wars

Pitch Wars 2019: Nearing the finish line

Pitch Wars nears its end. The showcase is just around the corner. The best way I can sum it up is to say, “Wow! What a journey.” I’ve learned so much and my manuscript, Ilya’s Gambit, has come so far. No matter how the showcase turns out, I’m proud of what I’ve been able to… Continue reading Pitch Wars 2019: Nearing the finish line

A Bargain of Fear and Desire · Rewrite It Club

Rewrite It Club: January – Premise

I’m following along with Rewrite It Club to revise my manuscript, A Bargain of Fear and Desire, throughout 2020. You can read a little bit about the history behind this manuscript in my previous blog post. For January, we are focused on premise. A premise is the core of the story—its foundation. There are five… Continue reading Rewrite It Club: January – Premise

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