Modify an Old Book

用笔每手

By Beaver

In Michael Ondaatje’s英国病人,the title character is an unidentified man whose only link to his past is an old book he used as a notebook / commonplace book:

她拿起笔记本小桌子上说假话他的床边。这是他通过带来他的书火副本The Historiesby Herodotus that he has added to, cutting and gluing in pages from other books or writing in his own observations—so they are all cradled within the text of Herodotus.(第16页)

And in his commonplace book, his 1890 edition of希罗多德历史记录,其他的片段地图,日记,在许多语言文字,段落切等书出来。所有这一切都缺少的是自己的名字。(p. 96)

这个月的演习是使用英语患者的书作为灵感。

Step One:找到一本旧书重新利用。我建议从已经有一些磨损和擦伤,因此不会感到太珍贵修改旧书。

如果你不想在二手书店用书你已经自己,寻找一个合适的书(检查折扣仓出门前)或慈善图书销售。提示:图书馆图书销售往往销售精装书$ 1或更低。

虽然你可以用任何一本书,最喜欢的小说的一个副本,非小说书,主题是有趣的你,还是一个具有美感启动(但也许不那么有趣的内容)都是不错的选择。

第二步:修改你的书!您可以使用现有的文本播放或把它更像是一个空白日记。

Some suggestions:

  • 使用现有文本创建发现诗歌
  • paste in photos, clippings, tickets, etc.
  • 涂鸦或绘制
  • 添加的图案或颜色
  • 在空白处写笔记
  • 字里行间杂志
  • 填写空白页
  • 写一个备用的结局或添加“失踪”一章
  • add a character
  • 修改插图/照片
  • 页面之间的干叶或花

Step Three:继续,直到你的书的感觉完成。用你的书作为灵感为你的写作,既创造它和后来的过程中,一个来源。

[从1992年复古版的页码。]

日记

绝对空白

By Lisa Olson (靴子

I had written this fabulous article about how to show and tell in writing, but I just couldn’t bring myself to finish it. In light of the terrorist attacks in New York, I’d like to talk a little about journaling instead.

Overwhelming, confusing, and highly emotional tragedies are a good time to return to your personal journals, or to start one. The blank pages can become a therapist, a confessional, or a padded room. It can become a source of strength and solace as you pour out your anger, your grief, and your questions.

期刊只不是公司的危机时刻me from the world around us. Personal tragedy, personal triumph, and even personal growth are all welcome in the pages of your journal or diary. There is no subject that is off limits, no language barriers, and no points taken away for misspellings, bad grammar, or sloppy handwriting.

不要紧,你的日记看起来像什么。这可能是你的电话本,文字处理软件,或者从边框看中皮革装订的,金边大部头的后面几页。只要有纸和你有笔,你有一个潜在的日记。

When you have some words on the page, add a few pictures. Sketch a memorable moment, or cut out your newspaper headlines and photos, or copy and paste off the Internet. Make a whole collage to express how you felt at this moment, on this day, about this issue or event.

The most important thing you can remember about a journal is this: Unless you say otherwise, the remarks and content are only for yourself. Don’t be afraid to lock, hide, warn off, password protect, or just NOT tell anyone what it is. Just write it all down. Save your feelings and you’ll thank yourself later.

我有一个旧的粘结剂关于海湾战争三四页。我的孩子是婴儿和我很害怕,他们长大后会在战争中的世界。在这些网页上的想法是不漂亮,他们没有意义。如果其他人阅读,乱码消息将它们混淆。它以书面形式清纯的感觉。而且我感觉好了很多,我发泄在页面上之后。

日记是打开你里面的感情是个人和表达方式。我呼吁大家通过本次活动的浩瀚感动花费几分钟(十五岁,甚至!),并与他们的未来的自己分享他们的喜怒哀乐。

〜靴

Some technical notes and ideas:

微软WORD用户可以复制和粘贴的文档中的图片和文字。Simply right click on whatever picture you want to put inside a document, choose “copy” or “copy picture”, return to WORD, place your cursor where you’d like the picture to appear, right click and choose “paste” or “paste picture”. There are function short-cut keys for both copy and paste at your disposal in the usual tool bar, as well.

You can insert pictures from a saved file by using “INSERT” and then “Picture” and either “from file” for those on your computer or “clipart” if you’d rather use Microsoft Clip Art ones. If you choose “from file”, be prepared to dig through the files on your computer to locate the correct picture.

一旦你的文档中有一个图片,你可以移动,缩小,等等,通过对项目双击。

对于WORD用户:密码保护您的文件,只需选择“文件”,“另存为” ...,然后选择OPTIONS(之前你保存文件)。选择的选项将允许您在该屏幕的底部,把文件设置密码。