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Today i wrote blog posts 13,656-13,660

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Yesterday i wrote blogs posts 13,651 -13655.

 

Today i wrote blog posts 13,656-13,660.

Obviously, 99.9999999999999999999999% of the world could care less.

So really, it’s only breath-taking for me.

And only surreal, for me.

 

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Dear Son

May Day 2016 he received his first storyboard template

Yesterday, May Day 2016, he received his first storyboard template.

A school-project-like cardboard tri-fold poster board and a pack of post-it notes.

A five-minute overview of my completed, hanging on the wall, Disney Leadership book storyboard.

The goal is to write his first book by Memorial day and publish it in August before the first day of 10th grade.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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Book publishing

Now is the time for the 9th grader to do it

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It’s my responsibility to teach him things school and Church will never teach.

 

Multiple ice-breakers from the past week are under my belt in an effort to challenge a 9th grader to write his first book before he becomes a sophomore – he’ll have April through August.

(i also, prematurely, challenged him back in first semester to publish before 9th grade ended)

So now is the time to do it.

He wants to be a writer.

Writers write books.

Might as well get the first one done early.

It will make the second one so much easier.

Wait. What?

i think i hear the echo of my own voice.

Cool.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our home health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my mental attitude website, click here.

 

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Nine Months Later

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A Very Important Message
A Very Important Message

Ever heard the phrase, “Don’t die with a book in you”?

Have you ever dreamt of writing a book?

It’s way more work than people think.  And yet, it’s way less work than people think. A paradox that only someone who’s done it can know.

Found a LinkedIn connection, Susan Harrow, who blogs about these types of things too. Wanted to share her perspective with you.

Click here to read Susan Harrow’s article, “Write a Book Fast and Earn Big Money in the Process”. It’s a bit on the salesy-side, but offers a perspective different from mine.

PS.  Do you still remember the important message from the top?

(Don’t die with a book in you)

One more thing, if you’ve never written a book before, and think you can in 90 days and make a ton of money, God Bless you.  Odds are, you will never get started, and if you do get started, you’ll never finish.

This is simply the way life works. If you disagree with this, please feel free to send a copy of your first book by May 1, 2010, and then I’ll confess to being a liar.  Deal?

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Nine Months Later

Eight Posts Yesterday

CAUTION!
CAUTION!

Blah, blah, blah, right?

The Internet’s only Five-a-Day Blogger”…..

It started as a 100-day challenge to become a better writer, after a Father told his young son, “If you want to be a better reader, you should read a lot.”

So what happens yesterday?  Not five daily blogs, but eight.

Recently, had a discussion and we talked about the future of books:

  • Books will be relics on display in Museums
  • eBooks will dominate
  • Kindle will destroy the publishing industry
  • The publishing industry will watch it happen
  • Librarians will lose their jobs
  • Unless they become Cybrarians
  • There were 177,000 books published last year
  • People think it’s hard to write a book
  • Authors think their book will sell many copies
  • Barnes & Noble will go out of business eventually
  • People get ready (Bob Marley reference)

“Books” will be written one day at a time. In public, for the public.

Books will be free.  Writers will be poor. And writers will come to realize that there are far too many choices.

A whole new paradigm is being created.

One page per day, almost like reality TV.  People will read blogs, and over time, they will have “read a book” and not even know it.

Eventually, this new paradigm will give way to the next.