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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.
#1 - February 16, 2016, 09:32 AM
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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.
#2 - February 16, 2016, 10:17 AM
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THE BOOK DRAGON, Sterling, October 2, 2018
MIRA FORECASTS THE FUTURE, Sterling, 2016

A post-publication before-and-after comparison.

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

#3 - February 16, 2016, 10:47 AM
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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.
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#4 - February 16, 2016, 11:34 AM
BOUND (Bodach Books, 2018)
TEN EASTER EGGS (Scholastic, 2015)
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#5 - February 16, 2016, 12:07 PM
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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.
#6 - February 16, 2016, 03:44 PM
The Leland Sisters series: Courtship and Curses, Bewitching Season, Betraying Season (Holt BYR/Macmillan)
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#7 - February 16, 2016, 03:54 PM
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I'd be happy to share the first draft of my forthcoming pb...after it's published. Remind me in Sept.  :grin3
#8 - February 16, 2016, 07:18 PM
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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!
#9 - February 16, 2016, 08:39 PM
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Yes! I have seen that interview with Helene. It is such a wonderful example of the full process.
#10 - February 17, 2016, 12:01 AM
Vehicle Dreams Series-RPKids '16 -'18
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#11 - February 17, 2016, 10:51 AM
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Einstein.

I just gave the PDF a quick peek.

Wow.

Thank you for sharing that. It's very "ink worthy" (print and study).
#12 - February 17, 2016, 11:02 AM
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Lol, Arona. Please remind me when the time comes.
#13 - February 17, 2016, 11:10 AM
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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...
#14 - February 17, 2016, 12:06 PM
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