Evelyn Chartres Author

The Grand is Out! Time to Celebrate?

Even things that go bump in the night need a place to unwind

The Grand is officially out and available on multiple platforms, formats and even in print! From Amazon to Smashwords the eBook is freely available for your delight. So time to celebrate? At least get to enjoy the doughnut!

The Grand shown in multiple formats, including print

Now for a little something about the Grand.

Nestled atop a cliff overlooking a cursed valley and surrounded by foreboding mountains you will find The Grand. At this ritzy French palatial-style hotel where things tend to go terribly wrong for some. This hotel is not only for the rich and famous but a favoured destination for things that go bump in the night.

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The Grand is a collection of Gothic horror stories that revolve around a town prosecutor who accidentally discovers a series of grizzly case files. Individual stories incorporate supernatural themes based in the Roaring Twenties to create a rich historical, linguistic and cultural backdrop.

Centred on victims of the Grand, each story brings a different point of view related to the hotel, their staff and esteemed guests.

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A Brief Reprieve

In the week since the initial review of The Grand Project was completed, I finished reading The Martian and caught up on some television.  In other words, I have spare cycles until the review process begins anew.

My review began on 16 August 15 and was finished 14 January 16.  This process took six months to accomplish and 4039 corrections were logged.  This means there were 1132 additional corrections made after the 71% mark was noted in Slow and Steady on 17 November 15.

At that time, there were 41 modifications done for each percent of the manuscript reviewed.  The last 29% saw that number drop to 39 corrections while the global average settled in at 40 corrections.  Overall, the number remained consistent and that is not a bad thing.

If my progress on The Grand Project follows a similar path to the The Portrait then I expect numbers to drop for the next revision.  My final review of The Portrait yielded less than 50 changes for the entire manuscript.

During my next review process, I will keep statistics for every chapter.  That should yield some very interesting results!  For now, there are a few more readings on my to-do list to accomplish before I start again!

The Ghoul Hunter’s Review

Ghoul Hunters, a coda to The Grand Project has been revised and updated on both Google Docs and Wattpad.  This is the first major revision of this chapter since they were consolidated into one work for an overall review.  The Google Docs version allows for both comments and change proposals so readers are encouraged to use these capabilities.

The Grand is a Gothic Horror novel with a Grand Hotel as a backdrop during the Roaring Twenties and focuses on victims of the hotel’s guests.  Ever wondered what would happen in a hotel that caters to Things That Go Bump in the Night?

Journey Though the River of Reviews

Journey through the River of Belief has been updated on Wattpad and Google Docs. This completes the review of the Grand‘s core chapters and leaves the coda next!

As with previous reviews, this process is aimed to tighten up the writing so that it reads better. Once done with this initial run through, more review cycles will be done before getting the work professionally edited.

The Google Docs version of this chapter will allow you to propose corrections and leave comments.  Feel free to make use of this collaborative tool!

The Grand is a Gothic Horror novel using a Grand Hotel as a backdrop during the Roaring Twenties focusing on victims of the hotel’s guests.  Ever wondered what happens in a hotel catering to Things That Go Bump in the Night?

The Ethereal Nights Review

Ethereal Nights has been revised and updated on both Google Docs and Wattpad.  This is the first major revision of this chapter since The Grand has been consolidated for an overall review.  The Google Docs version allows for both comments and change proposals so readers are encouraged to use these capabilities.

The Grand is a Gothic Horror novel using a Grand Hotel as a backdrop during the Roaring Twenties focusing on victims of the hotel’s guests.  Ever wondered what happens in a hotel catering to Things That Go Bump in the Night?