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Reading festival presentation

  1. 1. Ötzi
  2. 2. How did I become an author ?
  3. 3. When I was a lad… Keep a diary
  4. 4. Teaching and beyond….
  5. 5. 1991 - Alps
  6. 6. Discovery • Walking • Melting ice… • Climate Change…
  7. 7. Manuscript – first draft • Feedback from editors… always accept their comments… • Page plan • Narrative arc • Drawing in reader • Word count • Images: permission from museum…
  8. 8. Reading 2 sections…. a) Discovery of the body (fact) b) Some of the thinking about his death… (fiction)
  9. 9. Science – over 20 years… Tattoos • 3 D Scan: http://iceman.eurac.edu/
  10. 10. Editing and refining • 3 drafts with comments • Picture editors choosing images… • Proof-reading – 3 different people reading…
  11. 11. Reconstruction And the work goes on….
  12. 12. Just last week…
  13. 13. Publication
  14. 14. Sales • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - over 40 million copies sold • ‘The Ice Man’ – over 2 000 copies sold…
  15. 15. Next book(s) Extreme Survival – Collins digitalearth – eBook in Europe new GCSE Geography textbook – joint author
  16. 16. Questions

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