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Writing on Wednesday ~ Publishing: Writing a Book With Your Child

on May 14, 2014

Writing with Lulu

Recently we went on our first family vacation in a very long time. It will also be our last before we shoot an arrow out of our quiver. It was a pretty special time, so much so, we wrote a book about it!

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Lu wrote a “sloppy copy” of her story. This is the “mistakes don’t matter” draft of anything that you publish with your child. Normally we would edit the draft and I would pick out grammar and punctuation skills that need to be taught, but this time, I simply let her read her rough draft to me while I typed it on the computer.

I selected a book template from my word processing program to make our book. If you don’t have a template, this can still be easily done by typing text and inserting pictures on standard paper.

We did a cover, a copyright page, a title page, then the story began….

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She wrote about zip lining….

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about the theme park and the dinner theater.

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The book was done in her own words.  All I did was spell things correctly. To finish it off, we stapled it and put some colorful, patterned duct tape on for the binding. You can also take your masterpiece to a printing company or office supply store and have them put a comb binding, which only costs a dollar or two.  To celebrate any new book that’s been written, the author reads it aloud to us at dinner.

Happy Reading…. and Writing!

Kay


One response to “Writing on Wednesday ~ Publishing: Writing a Book With Your Child

  1. Great idea! Thanks for sharing at After School!

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