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Look at book through readers eyes. Structural edit – read quickly for story, pace, character development, and plot structure
Line edit – line by line analytical edit, consistency of detail and speech, passive v active voice
Proofread – read slowly for detail, grammar and spelling
Structure report – reader and publisher requirement
Writingwa website – list of editors
Georgia from Fremantle Press – great potential editor
Work on different parts at different times so things come clear
Submit to indigo
Who are my trusted readers?
Read born in the wild, come back to me
Get the product right – finish the book
Know the market – pick publishers doing something similar, visit bookstores
Strong first page
Approach the right person at a publishing house
Follow the submission guidelines
Spend time in bookstores! Where would the book sit?
Send to aus, u.s. and uk collect rejection letters
Send to agents – agent where publishers are
Find publishers, editors and agents in your genre by reading the acknowledgements
First three chapters
Veruna – work in progress retreat
Check for others on publisher websites
Journal submissions always let the others know if you do get published
What defines her? The quieter girl, the one who doesn’t stand out. The one built for internal struggles who bends before the external. Naive, pious, loyal, kind and something of an innocent but that isn’t actually clear at first if she’s pure at heart or just sheltered.
Remember the way you felt then. Like life and all it’s missteps and mishaps, practical jokes and kneeskapped guffaws had put a story inside you and if nothing else was accomplished in your years beyond letting that story out you would be a success.
Remember this and let the story out.
A sexually charged priesthood blessing
Or 3 short novellas as a trilogy??
Part 1 mabel’s birth up to her graduation, ends with the killing of Cain and her running
Part 2 mabel’s journey for redemption-she seeks a holy site to be forgiven. Ends with her discovery and arrest
Part 3 Mabel in prison
The visits from other characters almost as a series of short stories. Final story is Mabel alone… Has not slept for days is terrified begins to hallucinate. Story a regression back to birth, final visits are from her parents.
Arc of narrative
List of characters
Put down on index cards