AuthorESpartas

AuthorESpartas - Elizabeth Spartas EDU 344 Spring 2011...

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Elizabeth Spartas EDU 344/ Spring 2011 Being An Author Writing a book sounds like a fairly simple task. It is only so simple as sitting down, thinking up an idea, and putting that idea into words. Also, there should be illustrations. Easier said than done. As a child I would write my own ‘books’ all of the time! Before I knew how to write I would dictate stories to my mother as she acted as my scribe, I would then skillfully illustrate my stories—each one a masterpiece for sure! The problem is that I am now an adult. (Or at least closer to being an adult…at this point I am not sure that I will ever reach that level of maturity and responsibility; in fact, I have a sneaking suspicion that nobody really does, they’re all just faking it!) As an adult I have developed a consciousness of what it is that other people think of my work, what it means to be ‘good,’ and a sense of structure that must accompany those items that I have created. This makes it considerably more difficult to write fun, whimsical, children’s-book-worthy material. Moreover, it is difficult to transfer those fantastical images that can only be created within one’s
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