Our Writer In Motion journey is drawing to a close. Not to sound like a broken record, but I am so happy that I joined in with this blog project! I benefited so much from the opportunity to connect with fellow writers, the experience of receiving and giving CP edits, and the privilege of reading my cohort's beautiful stories.
I finished reading Tamsyn Muir's electrifying debut novel last weekend and I've been thinking about it ever since.
It's not as hard as it looks to create a beautiful image set that hypes you and potential readers up for your book project.
I wasn't chosen. I didn't get any requests. Here's why I'm glad I participated - and why I'm excited to try again.
Week 3 is already upon us! My critique partners and I started this round a bit early, as we all had our self-edited drafts ready to go. I'm so grateful to my CPs for their help in this round of the Writer In Motion event. I was nervous about the process, since this was my first time doing the event, but I had no reason to be. In fact, everyone I've met and interacted with through WIM has been incredibly kind, talented, and friendly.
If a daily writing process is living the dream, than writer's block is a waking nightmare. Today, apropos of nothing, I'd like to share my tools for breaking through the wall and keeping the words flowing--even when the Muse has taken an unscheduled vacation.
This week for the Writer In Motion challenge, I explore killing my darlings and the dangerous game of throwing out an "okay" first scene. Will it kick the story up a notch, or result in a incoherent mess with a tone issue? Read on to find out... (Notes on the editing process will be found … Continue reading #WriterInMotion Week 2 – Self-Edited Draft – The Witch of Blue Ridge
I've spent last night and this morning reading the lovely first drafts of my fellow Writers in Motion. It's fascinating to see how many unique and creative directions one prompt can take in the hands of different writers: dark, surreal sci-fi, a creepy MG tale with an unseen threat, a high-stakes story of spies on … Continue reading #WriterInMotion Week 1: thoughts on process (and vulnerability)
Every Tuesday, rain or shine, the witch of Blue Ridge came down from the mountain into the town nestled at the foothills’ shoulder. On this late summer morning, she welcomed the cool relief of the thick-shadowed woods. Down she went on the overgrown trail, past her carefully woven wicker wards, past the bones and bells … Continue reading #WriterInMotion First Draft: The Witch of Blue Ridge
I decided on a whim today to participate in the Writer in Motion blog event. I follow a couple of people on Twitter who run the event, and I just couldn't resist jumping in. Here's the photo prompt: My first impressions As soon as I saw the prompt (i.e. before I had decided to participate … Continue reading #WriterInMotion – Day 1 – The Prompt