This journal writing is all about illustrating a book. It can be from designing a picture book to just snapshots pictures to relate a story without words. Visual pictures can do two things: bring the story alive with pictures to bring the reader into the writings with pictures to express an emotion or draw a point through a picture.Illustrators uses different types of mediums from the book cover to pictures throughout the book to back cover.Using of watercolors, acrylics, pastels, color pencils, charcoals, pen & ink, etc… If you prefer not drawing or painting you can turn to photography. The photograph can be in color or black and white. Using blocks of wood with carvings to make stamps. Just stamp into ink and create images on the page. Another medium is making collages by cutting out and pasting shapes from pictures to tell a story.Some illustrators use combinations of mediums to help create the look they are searching for.
Choose your medium and take them out.You are going to design or draw a picture of your main character using the medium of your choice. I just love to see my main character come alive from my words to actual picture I created of my main character.When you have been writing about the same character for years it’s time to really see that character on paper. Every time I felt I was looking at my long lost friend through my writing world when I finally put their image on paper. Great project to really get in tune with your book you are writing.
Journal Writing Exercise: Choose Your Favorite Book. Now It's Time to Really Look Inside to See How It's All Put Together
Locate your favorite book on your Kindle or on your bookshelf. Write in your journal three parts: Write the BEGINNING and scroll down the page and write The MIDDLE and scroll down the page again and write the END.Go back to the BEGINNING header and write down what happens in the start of the book. Stop and now scroll down to the MIDDLE header and write down what happens in the middle of the book. Last, scroll down to the END write down how the story wraps up.This exercise will introduce you to the concept that all stories no matter if it’s fiction or non-fiction follow the three parts. Now go back through your journal writings to find one story you have written. Take out three highlighters: yellow for the beginning, blue for the middle and pink for the ending.Read through your writing and highlight the color that relate to each part your written.This exercise is great for editing your work or just seeing how you can improve or cut something. Have fun with this exercise until next week journal writing exercise.
What do you call a following work similar to first or original work, often with the same characters? They are found in romances, mysteries, westerns etc… What do you call these types of books________________.
Find your favorite book on your Kindle or on your bookshelf. List all the characters in the book. Put a star next to the main characters and a check mark for all supporting characters. Look over the list and pick one character and write 200 or less words about why you think that character is the coolest character ever.If you want to go future with this exercise…. next choose one character you think is the worst. Again write 200 or less words why you choose that person.
Classic writers are known to use this type of writing. They make fun of social conditions or conventions often for the purpose of creating change in the world. What do you call this type of writing________________.
Extra points can you name one author who does this type of writing?__________.
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