Writer In Motion

Have you ever wondered how a piece of writing goes from the first draft to the final product?

Writer In Motion aims to lift the veil on the writing process!

#WriterInMotion is a 7-week collaborative project with (now) 24 writers and 4 professional editors revealing the in-depth iterative process each participating writer goes through in crafting a short story.

You’ll get to see each writer’s:

  • Drafting process
  • Story Analysis
  • Self-Editing Techniques
  • Incorporation of critiques and editing suggestions
  • Every draft – from unedited first draft, to polished final product

The process involves four rounds of editing:

  • Self-editing.
  • Incorporating feedback from two of the 22 participating writers.
  • Incorporating feedback from one of the four professional editors.
  • Final edits.

Here is our schedule so you can follow along:


Check out my weekly posts below!

Week 1 – The Journey Begins

Week 2 – The Prompt

Week 3 – The First Draft(s)

Week 4Self-Editing – Analysis | Self-Editing – Draft 2

Week 5Thought Process & Research | CP Critiques & Draft 3

Week 5 – Professional Editing & Final Draft

For more #WriterInMotion stories and processes, follow us on Twitter!

Keep up with the other writers:

KJ Harrowick | Jen Karner | JM Jinks | Melissa Bergum | Thuy Nguyen | Kristen Howe | Sean Willson | Paulette Wiles | Ellen Mulholland | Kathryn Hewitt | Sheri MacIntyre | Jessica Lewis | Susan Burdorf | Stephanie Whitaker | Dawn Currie | Megan Van Dyke | SKaeth | Ari Augustine | Fariha Khayyam | M. Dalto | Sheryl Stein | Belinda Grant | Coffee Quills

Check out our participating editors!

Jeni ChappelleCarly Hayward Maria Tureaud | Justine Manzano