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
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.
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
Hi there, and thanks for joining me on my second round of the Writer In Motion (WIM) journey! I can’t wait to learn from everyone, both new and returning, and to dive into all the awesome stories.
If you’re new to WIM, it all starts with a picture prompt from the Writer In Motion website
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
I can’t believe it’s WiM Week 5 already! Last week, I posted my self-edited version and sent that baby off to my critique partners (CPs). This week, I thought I’d do a separate process post with a bit more details, since some seriously sweet brutality happened in this round for me. So please bear with
Last week, I bared to you my drafty firstborn, Joan. This week, I eagerly took that naked child to my revision wardrobe and draped her in words, bulking her up from 499 to a pudgy 967. Yikes! To give you an idea of how much I threw on, here’s a quick visual.
Finally! It’s time to throw back ze curtains and reveal my 499 dirty first words.
Bam! 499. I really killed it with that one, didn’t I?
Okay fine, not really. I actually exceeded on the first pass by 12 words. At the time, I (erroneously) thought the first draft rules were a hard 500, so