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Stories

  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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