Westing Game: Drafts

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  • First Fifty Pages of Rough Draft (begins at 17:20 on audio)
    Raskin submitted these to her editor in order to get a contract. (Chapter One is displayed as an example)

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  • First Complete Rough Draft
    After she signed the contract for the book, Raskin completed the first rough draft, rewriting as she went along. (Chapter One is displayed as an example)

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  • Second Draft (Begins at 17:32)
    Still rough, working out story and characters. "I showed this to editor, Ann Durell, who suggested I include Turtle in more of the action. Also, she found some confusion between Berti and Mrs. Baum and suggested I make their names more distinct from one another. She suggested I get into the story more quickly." (Chapter One is displayed as an example)

    Second draft, page 1 Second draft, page 2 Second draft, page 3 Second draft, page 4 Second draft, page 5


  • Final manuscript (Begins at 19:16)

    Illustration by Ellen Raskin from Twenty-Two, Twenty-Three

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