Writer In Motion: Week One

To skip to the first draft click here Sunday, August 2, 2020 My night wasn’t great, so I’m dragging a little today. I am exhausted, but it’s like I have a squirrel in my head.  This new character has way more energy than most of my other ones. She doesn’t

Writer In Motion: Week 0

The Writer in Motion Prompt and my First Impressions The Writer in Motion 2020 prompt just dropped, and I have been thinking about it for about an hour. I’ve only done a few visual prompts, so this is a new experience. My first thought was, “A mountain range and a camper.”Right

WRITER IN MOTION short fiction experience

Although Writer in Motion is for short fiction and I write epic fantasy, I decided to do it. I decided to do it. Maybe its a bad idea? I struggle to finish things. So I add a new commitment to the pile. I actually considered that and compared this to

My first Flash fiction

You might have heard of flash fiction and might not know what it is or understand its usefulness compared to short stories. Micro-mini-stories are a way to express ideas in tiny spaces, 1000 words or fewer. Less space on the page forces the writer to keep prose tight and dialogue

Hashing out Hashtag Games

Twitter in host to some great communities for writers. There are tight knit support circles there from both indie and traditionally published authors. My absolute favorite thing about Writer Twitter is hashtag games. For a list of the chats and games on Writer Twitter, follow @writeevent and visit freewritingevents.com. My best advice is

Tell me, then show me

Check out my episode “Tell me, then show me” from Worlds with Friends on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/erikaf/episodes/Tell-me–then-show-me-e2hh7l “Show, don’t tell” is the advice that all writers get and give. This advice hinders the writing process in the first draft. Try this little trick to help you keep the words flowing and

Don`t copy text!
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