Before Christmas of 2022, I finished writing my first novel. I had self-edited it to the point that I felt comfortable distributing some advanced reader copies to get some feedback. That way, I could do one more round of self-edits from the feedback before I sent it to my professional editor. Somewhere around two dozenContinue reading “✨March 2023 Writing Update✨”
Category Archives: My Writing
Night Raid by ATL Doyle
Here is my most recent flash fiction short story. Hope you enjoy!
A Dream of Distant Shores by Alicia Doyle
In October I participated in another of NYC Midnight’s writing competitions. The challenge was to write a rhyming short story, of no longer than 650 words. My genre was historical fiction. I had to include the feeling “inspired” and the word “trust”. I am excited to share my rhyming short story, “A Dream of DistantContinue reading “A Dream of Distant Shores by Alicia Doyle”
Short Story: Lucky Day
Here is a short story I wrote for one of the many writing contests I’ve entered! Enjoy!
Updates, updates and more updates!
It’s been a spell since I updated the world about my writing progress and writing competition adventures so that is what I’ve decided to do today. Writing Competitions: Page Turner Awards: I am really excited to have had the first 10 pages of my novel long-listed for the Page Turner Writing Mentorship Award. I postedContinue reading “Updates, updates and more updates!”
Writing Keeps Me Sane
I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed today. My husband is currently deployed with the military until December and there is about a week left of summer vacation before my children (the oldest 3) go back to school. I have been trying to find the time and focus to do some editing on the first draft ofContinue reading “Writing Keeps Me Sane”
Writing Competition News!
I am procrastinating today. So, I thought I would share the second 100-Word Micro Fiction story that I wrote for the second round of NYC Midnight’s Challenge. I was given Historical Fiction as my genre, the action I had to include was Getting a Bug Bite and I had to include the word Brief. HereContinue reading “Writing Competition News!”
Status Update on My First Novel
Summer of 2021, I made the decision to start writing my first novel. When I started on that journey all I had was my love of the written word. I’ve had no formal writing training. I want to create something that makes others feel the same way I do when I read something fantastic, andContinue reading “Status Update on My First Novel”
100-Word Micro Fiction Challenge 2022 Update!
Back in April, I entered NYC Midnight’s 100 Word Micro Fiction Challenge. I was given 24 hours to write a fiction story of no more than 100 words using criteria provided to me by NYC Midnight. I was given Drama as my genre, the action I had to include was Finding Cash and I hadContinue reading “100-Word Micro Fiction Challenge 2022 Update!”
At the beginning of April 2022, I stepped out of my comfort zone (highly recommend) and entered a short story writing contest that required me to write a 1500-word story with a theme of ‘Happily Ever After.”The contest was The Write Practice’s Spring Writing Contest in partnership with the online magazine Short Fiction Break.I amContinue reading “Shortlisted!!”