Sunday, 25 August 2013

Lottie is writing a book.

We are having a bank holiday weekend in the UK, an ideal opportunity for me to spend some extra time on a couple of ideas I had for ages and now finally with some pushing of others I am looking into the possibility of creating something different. I haven't got a clue on how to start but I guess writing this is a start.


Hold on tight the journey starts

It has been pointed out to me several times that Lottie would be great material for a little story book. It makes me blush to even think about that. I am aware there are lots of courses out there on how to go about it but to be frank I don't want to throw lots of money at it. I just want to do it the Lottie way, cheap and cheerful.
You make me blush.
I hope you will follow Lottie's journey in becoming a star and who knows  you may become a star with her :) I will record our journey of writing a book on this blog as it unfolds. Tips are gratefully accepted!

10 comments:

Melissa Kojima said...

Ah, good luck. I'm so happy to hear it. I agree she should have her own book or a series of books. If you want to do it cheaply, I suggest making digital books because there is no cost for printing and you get full control of the content.

I think you already have tons of material for her book here on the blog. She reminds me of Eloise (illustrated by Hilary Knight).

I just don't know her background like where she lives or who are her caretakers or if she has friends and that sort of thing.

Michellem said...

Manon - I think that this is a great idea!! Can't wait to watch Lottie on her journey!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Aaaaahhhh....how I love a new idea...can't wait to see the what the journey brings.

Tip: pick up pencil, place on paper and move it about as the thoughts come. If no thoughts come I am sure Lottie will help you! Best of luck! xo

Melanie said...

Dat zou idd leuk zijn, een boek met Lottie in de hoofdrol.
En nu je het verteld hebt, gaat het je zeker lukken.
Liefs, Melanie

Pia Drent said...

Dag Lottie en Manon, misschien is dit slechts 5 dollar kostende boekje over hoe je een prentenboek kunt maken wat voor jullie: http://wendymartinillustration.com/wordpress/how-to-make-a-picture-book-dummy-in-9-easy-steps-e-book/
Ik vond het zelf heel handig in ieder geval. Veel succes!!

Tammie Lee said...

i agree
she will be a wonderful character

i wish you a wonderful time creating this!

Michelle said...

OH MY!!! I'm soo excited for you & Lottie!! I just love the creativity of you both :) My daughter & I have written a children's picture book & are in the pursuit of getting it published (we don't have an illustrator hmmm...:) I've stumbled upon lots of info as I've been pursuing our dream, would love to share it with you and if you are interested in reading our book let us know its short & sweet, super giddy girlie hugs to you for sharing this exciting news! :) Michelle

Annie said...

I look forward to watching your journey :0)

Jez said...

A GOOD IDEA! You have such a lovely individual style and original ideas for Lottie, and she is such a sweet girl she will appeal to adults and children.
As you (nearly) say, the pictures should speak and the text is secondary. I'd say once you get your theme, which you probably already have (as well as Lottie herself) it will all fall into place. Go for it girl!
The most important thing is self-belief - and you have the most encouraging network of e-friends who also believe in you.

denthe said...

Great idea Manon! Looking forward to reading about yours and lottie's journey.