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This year, I am participating in the Writer In Motion Blog Project. Starting with a rough first draft, writers refine their work each week until they produce the final, polished draft.
Writer In Motion is a blog event, showing the progress from first draft to finished product. This week, writers edited their stories following feedback from their critique partners.
This year, I am participating in the Writer In Motion Blog Project. Starting with a rough first draft based on the picture below, writers edit and refine their stories during the month of November. Below is my second draft entitled “A Day on the Water.”
This year, I am participating in the Writer In Motion Blog Event. The event takes place throughout November and literally shows writers in motion from the first draft, right through to the finished product. In Week 1, writers are given a prompt in the form of a picture to base a story on and over the coming weeks, edit their drafts into a polished story. Today’s blog features my first draft, entitled “A Day on the Water”.
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