Monday, March 8, 2010

My Book

I was trying out some new backgrounds, but I couldn't get it to work right. This one is kind of weird. It's probably not permanent.

I am writing a book now for my microbiology class. I have mentioned before the book machine that the BYU Bookstore has now. I'm going to try it out. My microbiology professor is requiring us to complete a final project. We can make a video, a comic book, write a sci-fi story, or make a brochure. I asked my professor after class if I could write a children's book, and she said that would be great. I finished writing the story a few weeks ago (it still needs some "tweaking," though) and I'm almost done with the pictures. The pictures always take the longest. Once I'm done drawing the pictures, I'll scan them into a Word document, convert that to a PDF, scale it done to the right size, and then BAM! I have a book. Since the book is going to be about 40 pages long, each copy will cost about $2.40. Not bad for printing your own book, eh? I'll post a link to a Google Docs version of the book once it's done, and then you can get your own copy if you want. I'm not sure this children's book would be very appropriate for children, though. It involves disobedient children, pirates, semi-scary pictures of a boy losing his teeth, and tons and tons of swear words (just kidding about the swearing). Think of it a modern version of Struwwelpeter. If you don't know the Stuwwelpeter stories, you are definitely in for a treat. I'll be reading my copy to my daughter every night just to scare her into being good. Heh heh...

4 comments:

Katie said...

The big O will be so scurvy-conscious.

Kathy Haynie said...

Oooh, can't wait. It's been a while since I've seen one of your books, but I was VERY impressed with the last one I saw...

Greg said...

I LOVE Struwwelpeter! I also have a copy of Struwwelhitler that was written as a parody to make fun of Adolf as he rose to power in Germany.....It's pretty cool too.

Anna said...

Hey, that's cool! I'm excited to see it. Chris talks sometimes about the books you made for your family one Christmas--he thinks they were some of the classiest presents he's ever seen.