The Book Writing/Publishing Process
best for: Grades K-12
I really learned a lot of new stuff about writing because you taught me.
-- Zachary M., Grade 2, Drum Rock Elementary (Warwick, RI)
Just because a story is written once, or illustrated once, does not mean it’s done. Every story can be made better.
Revision is necessary. So is editing. And then there are the steps to turn the project into a published work!
In this interactive workshop, Steve uses his lavishly illustrated book, "Have A Nice Nap, Humphrey," to give the students a hands-on look at the book’s creation, from soup to nuts, reinforcing the teacher's lesson that writing and illustrating is a process.
Original text. Early sketches. Story boards. Magic marker for the illustrations or water colors? Revising for sharper, more vivid word choices. How things change along the way. Why they change.
And then there’s printing process, all of which makes "Have A Nice Nap, Humphrey" come to life, step by step, for the students in a workshop that lasts at least 30 minutes, either in individual classrooms or in a mini-assembly setting, followed by a Q&A session about Steve's writing career as an author and a sports writer and about writing in general.
Want to work with Steven? Contact him.