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Writer in Motion Round 3: The first draft

For the first week of Writer in Motion, we receive the prompt image (above) and then write a completely un-edited first draft of a short story based solely on the prompt. Any genre, age group, format, etc. is allowed. I blogged about my initial reactions previously. You can check those out here. This prompt took… Continue reading Writer in Motion Round 3: The first draft

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Pitch Wars: Once the applause have faded

I didn’t want to write this blog post. I thought about starting it so many times but kept putting it off. This was supposed to be my “how I got my agent” post. Or so I’d hoped. Logically I know that Pitch Wars isn’t a silver bullet and many mentees don’t end up getting an… Continue reading Pitch Wars: Once the applause have faded

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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

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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

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Revising with Rewrite It Club

This year, I’m joining #RewriteItClub on a journey to revise a manuscript in 2020 following their revision program. Each month focuses on a different element of the manuscript, starting with the big picture and ending with the finer details. If you’d like to join in as well, please visit the Rewrite It Club website. For… Continue reading Revising with Rewrite It Club

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2019: A Year in Review

I’ve never been a big fan of new year resolutions. Rather than setting arbitrary goals for the year to come, I prefer to reflect back on the past year and all that I was able to accomplish. This year has been momentous for both my life and my writing career. On the personal side, I… Continue reading 2019: A Year in Review

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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

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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)