CHAPTER 3

Running your workshop

Create

Here again, you may want to keep thinking both about your preparation before the workshop and during, as well as asking yourself the same place/speech/materials/support/timing/exchange questions. For example, you may want to provide outside help to your participants to assist them in the creative process. We believe an exterior point of view will have a positive impact on the work of the participants, guiding them through the process.

               Discuss with participants to better understand the creative approaches that have been initiated and to help them overcome potential difficulties. Getting feedback from them as well can only be beneficial for your experience as a facilitator.

               Encourage the teams to discuss their ideas amongst themselves perhaps during a break, as it may help them gain confidence in their idea as well as help them work out any difficulties they might encounter.

               Don’t forget to take breaks, as it is difficult to remain concentrated for very long periods of time, and it will encourage discussion and an active atmosphere. By the end of this step, you have produced the text that will go into the book. Now it is ready to be transformed into the final book form.

Format

We will use the Scribus application to incorporate the ‘final’ text of the book into the final book. The first task will be to choose the book format/template. Common templates for children’s books have been provided. The appropriate templates should be chosen with respect to the book’s style as imagined by the creators. Some of the most important aspects of the book aside from the content are the ISBN number and the logos of BookHoof and its partners. It should be noted that all the contents of the completed work should be saved in a single directory (folder).