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. Print out and read through the first chapter (or first five pages) of your project.
- 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
- Exit Ticket