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Writer In Motion Season 4: The CP Revisions Draft

It’s week 3 of Writer in Motion, and this week, I’ve been making additional revisions to my short story based on feedback from other writers. As part of Writer in Motion, each participant was assigned a few critique partners to swap stories with. We read each others’ work and give notes to the author about… Continue reading Writer In Motion Season 4: The CP Revisions Draft

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Writer In Motion Season 4: The Self-Edited Draft

We’ve reached Week 2 of Writer in Motion! My goal this last week was to take a fresh look at my short story and edit it. I had a few goals: Fix the tense to be consistent throughout. Rewrite any weird phrases or things that didn’t belong. Give my character a last name and fill… Continue reading Writer In Motion Season 4: The Self-Edited Draft

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Writer In Motion Season 4: The First Draft

It’s everyone’s favorite week of Writer in Motion, the messy first draft! And once again, the prompt has inspired me to step outside my usual genres of fantasy and romance to write horror. Though, there are definitely some splashes of fantasy here too. My thoughts on this draft are at the end, and I’d love… Continue reading Writer In Motion Season 4: The First Draft

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Writer in Motion Season 4: Prompt First Impressions

Writer in Motion (WIM) season 4 is here! This multi-week event follows writers as they take a short story from prompt to polished. The idea is to show the entire creative process from the formation of the idea to the final draft, and all the messiness in between. I’ve participated in the first three seasons,… Continue reading Writer in Motion Season 4: Prompt First Impressions

Book Recommendations · Portal World Publishing

Introducing: Portal World Publishing

I’ve been working with some of my dear writer friends and critique partners to finalize and launch something that we’ve been working on for quite a while: Portal World Publishing (PWP), your gateway to quality genre fiction! We’re combing our talents to bring you exciting stories whether you’re looking for a new perspective on earth,… Continue reading Introducing: Portal World Publishing

Coming Soon · Deal Announcement · Ilya's Gambit · My Writing Journey

Ilya’s Gambit – Coming from City Owl Press in 2023!

I’m thrilled to let you all know that my adult fantasy romance, Ilya’s Gambit, has been acquired by City Owl Press and will be coming your way in 2023! This book has had such a long journey already. The characters sprung to life in my head over ten years ago. I kept thinking about them,… Continue reading Ilya’s Gambit – Coming from City Owl Press in 2023!

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Second Star to the Left – Coming Soon from City Owl Press!

It’s official! My debut, Second Star to the Left, is coming soon from City Owl Press! I can’t wait for you all to read this magical, romantic adventure centering Tinker Bell and Captain Hook, in an adult retelling of Peter Pan that’s far from the Neverland you know! For a longer description, be sure to… Continue reading Second Star to the Left – Coming Soon from City Owl Press!

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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