Friday, April 13, 2012

Book Burst- Pass it On!

I spent the month of February writing a proposal for the SCBWI-Work in Progress grant. Rebecca Petruck encouraged me to re-vision the first chapter of Half-Truths and tirelessly cheered me on--even as she delivered the "but I really think it would be better if you did it this way" news. 


When I finished the revision she sweetly rewarded me with this "Book Burst" which she made from an old book:




She found the idea in The Repurposed Library by Lisa Occhipinti.


This video gives you a brief idea of how to bring new life to an old book. Next time you want to present a writer with a special gift check out Occhipinti's book. 





Rebecca, by the way, is a fantastic editor and critiquer. She has recently launched her own critique business and I highly recommend her. Even if she made me rewrite my first chapter a bazillion times. Or maybe, because she made me do that. 


Pass it on. 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad the book burst was a hit. As to the critiques, I had to step up my game for you--you worked so hard! And the results were so much more awesome than I could have imagined. I can't wait to read the full MS.

Carol Baldwin said...

That is high praise coming from you, Rebecca. I can't wait to read it either... and you'll be right after me!

Joyce Moyer Hostetter said...

Book Burst is fabulous! And I love that video. Sometime I really want to spend a week relaxing and creating altered books - probably using one or more of my books. I manage to have plenty of missigned or otherwise damaged copies around, it seems!

Linda A. said...

I'm looking forward to a read too. Sounds like Rebecca has helped you make a great manuscript even beter.

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks LInda & Joyce for stopping by. LInda-- Rebecca was incredibly helpful in being able to look at what I was trying to do with the entire book. It was a great perspective. Joyce--what a wonderful gift to yourself and to others. Making altered books with your books and then giving them away. How cool that would be!

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