Writer in Motion, Week Zero

Hello, and welcome!

I write this, my inaugural blog post, because this month I am participating in Writer in Motion, round three.

Writer in Motion is a challenge meant to show how much our written work transforms between first and final drafts. You can learn more about it here: https://writerinmotion.com/about/

Basically, the idea is to take a writing prompt, which was revealed today, and write a short story inspired by it, around 1000 words or less. In week 1, we are to share our unedited first draft of it (gulp). For week 2, we will revise the short story on our own and post the revised story. Week 3, we revise our story with the aid of critique partners, or CPs, and we post the final version of the story in week 4. Week 5, will be our final thoughts, what we learned from the experience, and so on.

I thought joining in Writer in Motion would be a fun exercise for me, and a great way to give my blog something to do. Some of my online writing buddies are already involved, and as I seek out feedback and new critique partners in the forums, it could be a great way to make new writing friends!

So, without further ado, here is the prompt for this round:

(Photo by Rahul Pandit on Unsplash)

Right now, I don’t know what to do with it. Here’s this little tiny building up in the hills, with the beautiful mountains behind it. Who lives there? How do they get from place to place? I don’t see any roads, and the house seems quite small. What do they do for groceries, going to work, or school?

I mostly write fantasy, so there are all sorts of intriguing possibilities swirling around in my mind. Stay tuned this week to see where I decide to go!


YA Author, history buff, lover of fairy tale and myth

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