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I'm thinking about putting together a book. I have always felt writing to be my calling, and have written all my life. Yet here I sit behind a desk doing data entry and collections. But it has worked out well because I am in front of the computer all day, and as long as I get my scheduled work done for the day, I can visit GLP.

I have had a number of short stories and smaller articles already published. There was a publisher in the United Kingdom that was interested in some of my writings about 5 years ago now. I also had the publisher that did Jim Sparks book on his ET encounters, The Keepers, interested in my experiences and my writings, but that was in early 2008 when the economy tanked and they didn't feel comfortable doing it at the time.

God knows I have enough information written and in my head. I was thinking of putting it all into one book and tying it all together, but I don't think that is going to work well. I've got so many contacts now it is ridiculous, and I feel this is the time to do it, but I am having difficulty deciding what to make a book about.

I can edit myself and all that good stuff as well. I can publish via pdf or even finish one and put it on Amazon as a pdf download or Kindle book.

I've got hundreds of pages of all sorts of different topics, though to me they are all inter-related. Perhaps I will finish writing my lucid dreaming book for starts. I want to stay away right now from any of my ET experiences, as I still feel people are not ready to accept that reality. Then, there is all this technical stuff I write about.

I need to start organizing all this writing I do, both here on GLP and at my home office, so I can do something with my life.

I'm putting this out there for a couple of reasons. One is to get the ball rolling for me to start organizing and putting together all the information. Another is to get advice from you guys on what would be my best option as far as ingredients for getting a book done.
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Re: Thinking About Something
Write an outline
Work on the easy parts first
Don't second-guess yourself--EVER
Only show your work to supportive people (lots of people will be jealous and try to hamper your efforts)


Good luck!
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The multi dimensional mind of Gerhardt Spek. Whatever his conciousness concentrates on becomes the dominant time line.

A genius of spherical, heliacal proportions.
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Why not write a series of "short stories" so to speak.

Put each one of the books in a particular order and keep each one as subject oriented as possible. (one subject at a time)

All the while leading up to a final book that deals with the tie in of all things in the series.
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Re: Thinking About Something
Write an outline
Work on the easy parts first
Don't second-guess yourself--EVER
Only show your work to supportive people (lots of people will be jealous and try to hamper your efforts)


Good luck!
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Thanks. I know the process of writing. I just need to decide on what to put together first.
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Start to develop the structure and don't worry about minutia for now. This will help you develop transitions from chapter to chapter. It will also show where you are weak in your some thoughts and where you need to fill in the blanks. Connect the dots from beginning to end.

Don't worry about putting down too much of your thoughts. Eventually, you will learn to edit, pull out the extraneous information later, to possibly use in another way, such as another chapter or put in another work.
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The multi dimensional mind of Gerhardt Spek. Whatever his conciousness concentrates on becomes the dominant time line.

A genius of spherical, heliacal proportions.
 Quoting: Dionysian Fullaflattus


Actually, that sparks a really creative thought line, imbued with what is in my head.

hmm

That would be something I never thought of writing before.
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Start to develop the structure and don't worry about minutia for now. This will help you develop transitions from chapter to chapter. It will also show where you are weak in your some thoughts and where you need to fill in the blanks. Connect the dots from beginning to end.

Don't worry about putting down too much of your thoughts. Eventually, you will learn to edit, pull out the extraneous information later, to possibly use in another way, such as another chapter or put in another work.
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This is great advice.

Thanks
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Re: Thinking About Something
I've been putting this off for too long.
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Yes do it!
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"Thou we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven that which we are, we are.
One equal temper of heroic hearts made weak by time and fate but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield"
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The multi dimensional mind of Gerhardt Spek. Whatever his conciousness concentrates on becomes the dominant time line.

A genius of spherical, heliacal proportions.
 Quoting: Dionysian Fullaflattus


Actually, that sparks a really creative thought line, imbued with what is in my head.

hmm

That would be something I never thought of writing before.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


Especially the point of keeping his mind unaware of the nature of his situation bleeding into the river of total awareness.


Autism causes fixation.

What are the odds that they would find this strange attractor.

Who touched him first?
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The multi dimensional mind of Gerhardt Spek. Whatever his conciousness concentrates on becomes the dominant time line.

A genius of spherical, heliacal proportions.
 Quoting: Dionysian Fullaflattus


Actually, that sparks a really creative thought line, imbued with what is in my head.

hmm

That would be something I never thought of writing before.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


Especially the point of keeping his mind unaware of the nature of his situation bleeding into the river of total awareness.


Autism causes fixation.

What are the odds that they would find this strange attractor.

Who touched him first?
 Quoting: Dionysian Fullaflattus


Expound.
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The multi dimensional mind of Gerhardt Spek. Whatever his conciousness concentrates on becomes the dominant time line.

A genius of spherical, heliacal proportions.
 Quoting: Dionysian Fullaflattus


Actually, that sparks a really creative thought line, imbued with what is in my head.

hmm

That would be something I never thought of writing before.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


Especially the point of keeping his mind unaware of the nature of his situation bleeding into the river of total awareness.


Autism causes fixation.

What are the odds that they would find this strange attractor.

Who touched him first?
 Quoting: Dionysian Fullaflattus


Expound.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


My concerns on doing it this way is the length of time to put it together. With it just being straight non-fiction, I may be able to put it together rather quickly in comparison.

Although the idea would be insanely intelligent to flesh out that way.
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Re: Thinking About Something
what is the motive of the book as in:
what is it designed to do?
Dionysian Fullaflattus

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The multi dimensional mind of Gerhardt Spek. Whatever his conciousness concentrates on becomes the dominant time line.

A genius of spherical, heliacal proportions.
 Quoting: Dionysian Fullaflattus


Actually, that sparks a really creative thought line, imbued with what is in my head.

hmm

That would be something I never thought of writing before.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


Especially the point of keeping his mind unaware of the nature of his situation bleeding into the river of total awareness.


Autism causes fixation.

What are the odds that they would find this strange attractor.

Who touched him first?
 Quoting: Dionysian Fullaflattus


Expound.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


A person who acts as an airborne psychedelic. Transmitting their specific neurotransmitter and along with it their vision.

He, the monolith.
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Re: Thinking About Something
what is the motive of the book as in:
what is it designed to do?
 Quoting: aether


structure and function can never be seperated
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what is the motive of the book as in:
what is it designed to do?
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Let me write for a living, lol.
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Re: Thinking About Something
what is the motive of the book as in:
what is it designed to do?
 Quoting: aether


Let me write for a living, lol.
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good motive for fiction
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Re: Thinking About Something
what is the motive of the book as in:
what is it designed to do?
 Quoting: aether


structure and function can never be seperated
 Quoting: aether


I just love writing. And (probably the only time I will brag, lol) I am really good at it. It has been the only thing I have ever wanted to do as far as a 'career'.

What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a writer...always have since the first time I can remember reading my first book.
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Actually, that sparks a really creative thought line, imbued with what is in my head.

hmm

That would be something I never thought of writing before.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


Especially the point of keeping his mind unaware of the nature of his situation bleeding into the river of total awareness.


Autism causes fixation.

What are the odds that they would find this strange attractor.

Who touched him first?
 Quoting: Dionysian Fullaflattus


Expound.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


My concerns on doing it this way is the length of time to put it together. With it just being straight non-fiction, I may be able to put it together rather quickly in comparison.

Although the idea would be insanely intelligent to flesh out that way.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


Time is irrelevant to art. As is an audience. Likely why we are delivered dead rote.

Write because it inspires or exorcises. Otherwise leave it to the prostitutes.
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Re: Thinking About Something
what is the motive of the book as in:
what is it designed to do?
 Quoting: aether


structure and function can never be seperated
 Quoting: aether


I just love writing. And (probably the only time I will brag, lol) I am really good at it. It has been the only thing I have ever wanted to do as far as a 'career'.

What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a writer...always have since the first time I can remember reading my first book.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


what is the motive of the book as in:
what is it designed to do?
 Quoting: aether


Let me write for a living, lol.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


good motive for fiction
 Quoting: aether
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what is the motive of the book as in:
what is it designed to do?
 Quoting: aether


Let me write for a living, lol.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


good motive for fiction
 Quoting: aether


I've got a few starts for fiction. Couple hundred pages of various writings.

Problem is, it is harder to 'sell' and takes longer to put together.
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Especially the point of keeping his mind unaware of the nature of his situation bleeding into the river of total awareness.


Autism causes fixation.

What are the odds that they would find this strange attractor.

Who touched him first?
 Quoting: Dionysian Fullaflattus


Expound.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


My concerns on doing it this way is the length of time to put it together. With it just being straight non-fiction, I may be able to put it together rather quickly in comparison.

Although the idea would be insanely intelligent to flesh out that way.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


Time is irrelevant to art. As is an audience. Likely why we are delivered dead rote.

Write because it inspires or exorcises. Otherwise leave it to the prostitutes.
 Quoting: Dionysian Fullaflattus


Good point.
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Re: Thinking About Something
with what you know you could write a mind blowing fiction that feels real
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with what you know you could write a mind blowing fiction that feels real
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well non fiction can still be a story

current story that incorporates what you know
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Re: Thinking About Something
what is the motive of the book as in:
what is it designed to do?
 Quoting: aether


Let me write for a living, lol.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


good motive for fiction
 Quoting: aether


I've got a few starts for fiction. Couple hundred pages of various writings.

Problem is, it is harder to 'sell' and takes longer to put together.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


that says you see what you wish to achieve (write)
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maybe you should consider a series of books instead of trying to cram it all into one or beat yourself up over which topic to write about.

give us your manifesto first and then break specifics with follow up books.
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with what you know you could write a mind blowing fiction that feels real
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Yes, that is along the lines of what Dion is hinting at, I believe.

I've got a sci-fi that resonates very strongly with what you are talking about, aether.

Maybe I'll continue that story. I've got a good handle on the overall direction of the book as well. It is similar to John Varley's Gaea trilogy: Titan, Wizard, and Demon.
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maybe you should consider a series of books instead of trying to cram it all into one or beat yourself up over which topic to write about.

give us your manifesto first and then break specifics with follow up books.
 Quoting: Oyster


Oyster, that is exactly what I was thinking, and the reason for this thread...to get ideas on how to develop my concepts.
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Whatever happened about the radio interview you were going to do last year?
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maybe you should consider a series of books instead of trying to cram it all into one or beat yourself up over which topic to write about.

give us your manifesto first and then break specifics with follow up books.
 Quoting: Oyster


Oyster, that is exactly what I was thinking, and the reason for this thread...to get ideas on how to develop my concepts.
 Quoting: Septenary Man


oh, sorry if you explained that already and i missed it or misread it.

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