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Writer in Motion Round 3: The final draft

Hello, Sweetheart All week I’ve waited for the chance to see you once more. To hear your voice or feel the brush of your fingers on mine. It’s the one thing I long for, the rainbow of joy in the endless grey of my life. Old leaves crunch under my boots as I trudge along… Continue reading Writer in Motion Round 3: The final draft

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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

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Writer in Motion Round 3: The self-edited draft

It’s week two of Writer in Motion. This week’s goal is to self-edit and revise the first draft of the short story we wrote last week. If you missed it, you can read my unedited first draft here. Before I reveal the revised story, I want to take you through my process. Step 1: Read… Continue reading Writer in Motion Round 3: The self-edited draft

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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