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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

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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 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: 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