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Writer In Motion: Week 5, Draft 3

The Critique Process: I’ve only recently worked with Critique Partners on my novel so I’m still fairly new to the process. The first review from Jen came in and it was about what I hoped and expected. She made some great points and I worked to clean up the draft. Then...

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Writer In Motion: Week 4, Draft 2

The seahorse wouldn’t leave Alora alone. It swam around her face and kept pecking at her neck. She batted at it a few times and missed. The little bites were starting to hurt. “What do you want?” she shouted. Unfurling its tail, the seahorse dropped a small shell into...

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Writer In Motion: Week 3, Draft 1

The seahorse wouldn’t leave Alora alone. It kept pecking at her neck and it was starting to hurt. “What do you want?” she shouted. Unfurling its tail, the seahorse dropped a small shell into Alora’s lap and skittered away. The shell was painted deep blue with yellow...

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Writer In Motion: Week 2, My Process

The Prompt: Authors, you may use this image in any way that moves you: setting, colors, subject, the emotion it evokes. Photo by Casey Horner on Unsplash My Process So before I jump into my first draft I want to talk a bit about my process. The term pantser and...

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Writer in Motion

Writer in Motion

So I decided to scratch my itch and silently returned to my writing about 7 months ago. Those of you who drop in from time to time might remember that I started a novel a few years back and then stopped at around 30k words. Well, since returning to writing late last...

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Inner Ring Supply Run

Captain Monroe stood at attention just like she'd done countless times before. Today was no different than the previous inspections, at least that was what she'd been telling herself for the last hour. These inspections usually last half this time. She'd...

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NaNoWriMo Midpoint

So I've made it half way through National Novel Writing Month. How am I faring you ask? Well I'm behind the targeted goals but extremely happy with what I've written. I should be at 26,000 words or so around today but I'm actually only at 10,300. That's 10,000 more...

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The Same Yet Different

How many different ways can I write about a similar scene to offer different ideas, angles, and perspectives? This is an exercise in engaging and pulling the reader into a situation that's similar yet complete different. — The alarm gradually pulled him out of a deep...

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Doing Circles

Sitting here watching my kids enjoy their Christmas presents going round and around on their scooters and plasma cars, I can't help but think about the parallels to life's journey. Round and around they go, faster and faster, trying new tricks and seeing who can beat...

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