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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

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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 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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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)