THE STORIES BEHIND THE STORIES        with Kate Messner   Maine Reading Round Up 2013
www.katemessner.com/maine-reading-round-up
Where Do We Start?  IDEAS!
Where do you get ideas    for your books?The Power of WHAT IF…?
Where do you get ideas  for your books?Write what you know…
EYE OF THE STORM - A TORNADO NOVEL SET IN 2050            COMING IN MARCH 2012
The Star Spangled Setup
Revision (not editing)
GUESS HOW MANY DRAFTS?
14!
Revision (not editing)
Copy Edits (final proofreading)
The Star Spangled Setup
Mystery Writing• CRIME• SUSPECTS   • MOTIVES• INVESTIGATORS   • MOTIVES• CLUES   • FALSE CLUES
LET’S BUILD A MYSTERY!          CRIME
LET’S BUILD A MYSTERY!                  SUSPECT 1                       MOTIVE                  SUSPECT 2                 ...
LET’S BUILD A MYSTERY!                         SUSPECT 1INVESTIGATOR                              MOTIVE       MOTIVE     ...
THE STORIES BEHIND THE STORIES        with Kate Messner   Maine Reading Round Up 2013
www.katemessner.com/maine-reading-round-up
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  • Mystery organizer – crime in the middle – then elements – suspects, motives, clues, false clues, etc. You can make your own – just list important elements of your particular genre.
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    1. 1. THE STORIES BEHIND THE STORIES with Kate Messner Maine Reading Round Up 2013
    2. 2. www.katemessner.com/maine-reading-round-up
    3. 3. Where Do We Start? IDEAS!
    4. 4. Where do you get ideas for your books?The Power of WHAT IF…?
    5. 5. Where do you get ideas for your books?Write what you know…
    6. 6. EYE OF THE STORM - A TORNADO NOVEL SET IN 2050 COMING IN MARCH 2012
    7. 7. The Star Spangled Setup
    8. 8. Revision (not editing)
    9. 9. GUESS HOW MANY DRAFTS?
    10. 10. 14!
    11. 11. Revision (not editing)
    12. 12. Copy Edits (final proofreading)
    13. 13. The Star Spangled Setup
    14. 14. Mystery Writing• CRIME• SUSPECTS • MOTIVES• INVESTIGATORS • MOTIVES• CLUES • FALSE CLUES
    15. 15. LET’S BUILD A MYSTERY! CRIME
    16. 16. LET’S BUILD A MYSTERY! SUSPECT 1 MOTIVE SUSPECT 2 MOTIVE CRIME SUSPECT 3 MOTIVE
    17. 17. LET’S BUILD A MYSTERY! SUSPECT 1INVESTIGATOR MOTIVE MOTIVE SUSPECT 2INVESTIGATOR MOTIVE MOTIVE CRIME SUSPECT 3 INVESTIGATOR MOTIVE MOTIVE
    18. 18. THE STORIES BEHIND THE STORIES with Kate Messner Maine Reading Round Up 2013
    19. 19. www.katemessner.com/maine-reading-round-up

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