1. Summarize your novel in one sentence. (25-30 words max.) Share your one-sentence summary with your group/class.
2. What does editing mean to you?
What do you do when you edit?
Share your thoughts on this Padlet.
3. Edit Progressions by Gretchen McNeil
- After reading the above post, make a list of some of the major changes you noticed between Gretchen McNeil's first and third draft.
- Based on this, what are some things your project's opening has to do?
4. Read through the first chapter (or first five pages) of your project (make sure all five pages are double-spaced, size 12 Times New Roman in its own document)
- In one color, highlight everything you like and want to keep.
- In a different color, highlight everything you dislike, want to delete or change.
- Add sticky notes or comments in the margins about IDEAS and HOW you want to change your manuscript to make it better.
5. Exit Ticket:
Go back to your document (printed out or digital) and comment on the following:
- Where are you hooking your reader?
- How could you make this hook stronger?
- Where are you first introducing your main character?
- Where are you first showing the setting of your story?
- Where are you showing conflict in your opening pages?
- One-sentence summary of your project
- Notes on editing
- Highlighted draft of your opening pages/first chapter (include the link to your first pages in your document)
- Exit Ticket