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Title: Example Of Draft vs. Final Copy
Post by: Arona on February 16, 2016, 09:32 AM
Not sure if this belongs here, or under The Craft Of Writing....

Is there a resource that shows an example of an author's PB draft compared to the final copy?

There are scores of examples for sentence/paragraph revisions/re-writes, but I'd love to compare a...full monty.
Title: Re: Example Of Draft vs. Final Copy
Post by: Kell on February 16, 2016, 10:17 AM
That would be a great resource! But if you published the final draft, you'd be publishing the story online... I bet you could find this in a workshop class but I wouldn't publish a whole story like that.
Title: Re: Example Of Draft vs. Final Copy
Post by: Arona on February 16, 2016, 10:47 AM
A post-publication before-and-after comparison.

Even so, and even if only one existed, yeah...it'd likely be found in a workshop.

Title: Re: Example Of Draft vs. Final Copy
Post by: Vijaya on February 16, 2016, 11:34 AM
Arona, WRITING IT RIGHT! by Sandy Asher is amazing for the revision process and she includes a lot of examples of submitted, revised and polished work. I highly recommend it.
Vijaya
Title: Re: Example Of Draft vs. Final Copy
Post by: Arona on February 16, 2016, 12:07 PM
 :stars3 :thankyou :stars3

I'm on it!
Title: Re: Example Of Draft vs. Final Copy
Post by: Marissa Doyle on February 16, 2016, 03:44 PM
Arona, if you need more help, you might get more response on the Picture Book board. A moderator can move this there if you'd like.
Title: Re: Example Of Draft vs. Final Copy
Post by: Arona on February 16, 2016, 03:54 PM
Thank you, Marissa. Yes, if you could move it....
Title: Re: Example Of Draft vs. Final Copy
Post by: Shelly on February 16, 2016, 07:18 PM
I'd be happy to share the first draft of my forthcoming pb...after it's published. Remind me in Sept.  :grin3
Title: Re: Example Of Draft vs. Final Copy
Post by: carterhiggins on February 16, 2016, 08:39 PM
I was reminded of this *amazing* interview Debbie Ohi did of Helene Boudreau about her PB, I DARE YOU NOT TO YAWN.

http://inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2013/6/10/picture-book-writing-process-how-helene-boudreau-wrote-i-dar.html

Be sure to get to the pdf that shows its evolution over six drafts and some back and forth between Helene and her editor. (http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/601505/22870040/1370717481680/IDYNTYevolutionoversixdraftsJune07.pdf?token=QoGNWAi%2F44y6Yn%2F6T3IThwrgnl4%3D)

That might help!
Title: Re: Example Of Draft vs. Final Copy
Post by: Schriscoe on February 17, 2016, 12:01 AM
Yes! I have seen that interview with Helene. It is such a wonderful example of the full process.
Title: Re: Example Of Draft vs. Final Copy
Post by: Arona on February 17, 2016, 10:51 AM
 :dancer Thank you, everyone, for all the help!  :yippee

Shelly, you're inked in on my appointment calendar. Getting inked in is serious business! (I was secretly hoping someone would volunteer their own work.)
Title: Re: Example Of Draft vs. Final Copy
Post by: Arona on February 17, 2016, 11:02 AM
I just gave the PDF a quick peek.

Wow.

Thank you for sharing that. It's very "ink worthy" (print and study).
Title: Re: Example Of Draft vs. Final Copy
Post by: Shelly on February 17, 2016, 11:10 AM
Lol, Arona. Please remind me when the time comes.
Title: Re: Example Of Draft vs. Final Copy
Post by: Kell on February 17, 2016, 12:06 PM
You know, I think my soon-to-be-published PB has been through less huge changes than some other manuscripts that have not made it to print! It's funny how it worked out. I still have a few I'm reworking in hope that the magic will be there...