Becoming an Author


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Becoming an Author

  1. 1. Becoming an Author By: Jessica Golden ED 205 Section 02 Exit
  2. 2. How to Write a Book Concept Map 1. Outline 2. Draft 3. Storyboard 4. Peer Review 5. Edit 6. Illustrate 7. Put it together 8. Read! 9. Resources o Exit
  3. 3. Concept Map  The first step of writing a book is coming up with an idea  One of the best strategies for brainstorming and developing ideas is by concept mapping  There is an example of a concept map below. Exit
  4. 4. Outline  After choosing a topic and generating enough ideas relating to that topic it is a good idea to plan out what order things are going to happen in your book  A good way to organize the general plot and order of details for your book is by creating an outline  is a great site for making concept maps and outlines Exit
  5. 5. Draft  Once you have the general outline for your story it is time to start writing.  While writing your first draft be sure to include details but remember that you can change things later if necessary. Exit
  6. 6. Storyboard  After having your story written you must make sure that the text and pictures are going to fit in the number of pages for your book.  Storyboards are basically layouts of what is going to go on each page of your book.  There are many different ways of creating storyboards and you can click the button below to see a video that gives an idea of what some look like. Exit
  7. 7. Peer Review  After you have your draft written and your story laid out with some sketches of the illustrations, it is important to receive feedback on your book.  Having peers read and comment on your book is helpful in the editing process. They can give you tips on what they like and what they would like to see changed. Exit
  8. 8. Edit  After completing your first draft of your story and getting feedback on it from others it is time to make any necessary changes to your work.  These changes can include adding detail, fixing spelling mistakes, and rearranging parts of your story.  It is important to make any necessary changes before completing your final draft. Exit
  9. 9. Illustrate  After you complete your writing it is time to create pictures to go along with it.  You can illustrate your story multiple ways.  Choose a medium comfortable that you are with, whether paint, markers, colored pencils, or crayons. Exit
  10. 10. Put it together  The final step in making a book is to put it all together!  You need to use the layout you created in your storyboard to put the illustrations with the text.  There are many different ways of making books.  Click on the book to visit a website that shows one way to build a book. Exit
  11. 11. Read!  The final step in becoming an author is sharing your work with others.  A great way of showing off your finished product is by reading it to others! Exit
  12. 12. Resources  Clip Art- Microsoft Office Online     Exit
  13. 13. About the Author  Jessica Golden is a student at Grand Valley State University. She is an English major, Elementary Education minor. Jessica wants to become an elementary school teacher within the next 3 years.  You can email Jessica by clicking on the mailbox below. Exit