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  • A Novel’s Journey Virtual Author Visit with Kate Messner www.katemessner.com
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  • Where Do We Start? IDEAS!
  • Where do you get ideas for your books? Imagine yourself there…
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  • Where do you get ideas for your books? Write what you know…
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  • Jean Talon Market, Montreal
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  • Writing a Rough Draft
  • Outlines and Organizers
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  • Revision (not editing)
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  • A Shrunken Manuscript Strategy Courtesy of Darcy Pattison http://www.darcypattison.com PINK = plot points GREEN = crush BLUE = Ruby ORANGE = funny bits with Ian YELLOW = place for the tree game
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  • Submissions Process “ Please buy my book!”
  • Rejections “ No, thank you.”
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  • Revision (not editing)
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  • Copy Edits (final proofreading)
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  • What will the cover look like?
  • What will the cover look like? (Take two!)
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  • Walker/ Bloomsbury December 2010
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  • The Star Spangled Setup
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  • A Novel’s Journey Virtual Author Visit with Kate Messner www.katemessner.com