How This Book Was Made by Mac Barnett

How This Book Was Made by Mac Barnett
January 8, 2020 Alexandra Adlawan

Rated E for Everyone

You may think you know how this book was made, but you don’t. Sure, the author wrote many drafts, and the illustrator took a long time creating the art, but then what? How’d it get into your hands? Well, open the cover and read through these pages to find out. Just beware of the pirates and angry tiger.

Budding writers and artists will laugh at the mix of reality and the absurd as the story makes its way to a shelf, and a reader.


After reading this book I realized just how amazing it is that stories get published in the first place. It’s not an easy process. I found out just how hard it is while I was writing, illustrating, and publishing my own book.


I won’t talk about the entire process of getting a book published but I will talk about the two most important parts: the idea and the work. People might say that the idea is more important than the process, but I disagree. I, for one, get ideas for drawings and stories all the time; the hard part is doing something with said idea. I’m usually someone who gets an idea, works on it, then doesn’t finish it. I’m surprised I’ve kept this blog going for so long.


This book is clever and witty in all the right places. Parts of how this book was made are exaggerated but that’s what made this book so great.


I don’t think I’ll ever look at a book the same way again. Now I will always think how wonderful it is to get to read someone’s story in the first place.


This weeks’ Weird but True Fact about Writing a Novel

Th267-pagnovel Gadsby by Ernest Vincent Wright has about 50,000 words, nonof which contain thlettee.


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