WIM R3: The CP Draft

In Week 3 of Writer In Motion, we sent our self-edited drafts out to our first round of critique partners (CPs) and revised our stories based on their feedback.

I was very fortunate to be matched up with the talented Sara Bond and Dani Frank, whose stories may happen to be on the opposite

WIM R3: The Self-Edited Draft

Welcome back, friends! It’s the second week of Writer In Motion, where we dive in and polish up our first drafts.

Much to my pleasant surprise last week, my draft came out in verse like a Bob Ross happy accident! Now let me start by saying I’m no expert in this style of writing,

WIM R3: The First Draft

Hello friends! I’m so excited Writer In Motion’s back!

If you’re new to my blog, Writer In Motion is a fun project to show a writer’s revision process. Every season, participating writers draft a flash fiction piece based on a photo prompt. In the following weeks, they’ll revise their drafts with the help of critique

WIM R2 Week 4: The Final Draft

Final Draft week for Writer In Motion Round 2 happened to fall alongside Thanksgiving, and with visiting family, I didn’t think I’d pull through on the post. But I’m so proud to report I made it, after recovering from a fantastic food hangover and an AMAZING football weekend! WOOT! Now that things have calmed down

WIM R2 Week 3: The CP-Edited Draft

It’s Week 3, friends! This week, my draft got a special treatment from my super awesome critique partner Ariana Townsend! Her critique was full of kind encouragement and great nuggets of grammatical wisdom, which helped rein in my bad habit of writing in fragments and repetition. 

Below are screenshots of Ariana’s comments and suggestions.

WIM R2 Week 2: The Self-Edited Draft

Image of lady dressed in black holding herself by a white pole

Hello again! Last week, I posted my first draft, which lacked something I couldn’t quite put my finger on—something important. It took me a couple of days, but I think I’ve finally figured out what was bothering me so much.

My main character felt flat.

Even after getting laid off, she’s financially set, so

WIM Week 7: The Reflection Post

Now that our final drafts are done, it’s time to wrap up Writer-in-Motion with a final reflection post! This project has just been so AMAZING – beyond everything I had hoped for.

When Jeni, KJ, and JM first proposed the idea, I knew it’d be a great way to help me get over …

WIM Week 6: The Final Draft

This is it, guys – the final draft! I can’t believe we’re here at Week 6 already. Last week, I posted Draft 3, edited with the help of my amazing Critique Partners. I was pretty satisfied with it and couldn’t think of any other way to improve it, so that meant it was ripe