Bios of many of today's young authors reveal how they went to school to craft their writing into something that would eventually put them on best seller lists. Or at least get them some nice prizes and recognition.
But pursuing authorship as a career is relatively new. Most superstar authors were doing other things before and even during the time their writings hit print.
When Quirk unveiled William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher, the DIYer in me couldn’t decide whether I wanted to crochet a Yoda or embroider a Shakespeare quote onto my pillow.
For those of you who feel the same, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Shakespeare and Star Wars crafts from around the web. Bonus points if you can find a way to combine them. Perhaps a Death Star vase with a Shakespeare quote etched into it or a Chewbacca doll wearing a ruff? We’ll leave it up to you.
DEATH STAR VASES: You’ll never purchase another store-bought vase after you mix your own concrete and pour it in a special Death Star silicone tray. There are also instructions for making Storm Trooper faces that can be used as drawer pulls, magnets, and wall hooks.
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU WALL ART: If you’re not the kind of Star Wars fan to proudly line your shelves with collectibles, this unassuming wall art project is perfect for you. The eye-chart style makes it blend in with your other decor, and the words are applied using Mod Podge and letters printed right from your home computer.
ROMEO & JULIET CROSS STITCH: Cross stitching is one of the most traditional ways to display your favorite quotes. This Romeo and Juliet cross stitch was made using a vintage pattern, but if you’re an expert cross-stitcher you could easily stitch your favorite Shakespeare quote.
I mean, the book is an Amazon Book of the Month, the website for the series looks great, and we've got Science Bob creating some fantastic videos to promote the book. We can't wait to share those with you in the coming weeks.
So! If you're a teacher looking for some new books for your classroom library, go ahead and email me (email@example.com) with your details. I'll send you a free copy of Nick & Tesla, Professor Gargoyle, and a bundle of posters to share with your students.
Hope to hear from you soon, teachers! And congrats to Steve Hockensmith and Science Bob on their publication day.
published by Eric Smith on November 5, 2013 - 10:12am
Welcome to The Geek's Guide to Dating Webseries!
From bloggers to podcasters, indie video game developers to celebrated filmmakers, hard hitting journalists to award-winning storytellers, over the next few months geeks-of-all-kinds will be sharing their love stories and dishing out advice.
In this week's video, you'll met George Tagmire and his girlfriend Nicole, two geeks from South Jersey who share a love (and hate) of playing Animal Crossing together. Hit play to learn about how that game can ruin your relationship.
Same as last month, you can snag one of TEN free copies by entering the Rafflecopter below. Winners will receive a copy of the book, and will be encouraged to send in photos of their finished crafts, which we will post here on the Quirk blog at the end of the month. You'll also be invited to pin along with us on our Pinterest page.