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Practical Tips for Starting a Book Club - Writer's Edition
Authors tend to become at home, accept loneliness and concentrate on literacy and literacy alone. Of course, it is a lonely act, a personal voyage that we take alone and within ourselves. You have the experiences of the books in you, but who can you tell?
Not only is alone when it comes to literary writing, it also provides a narrow-minded look at it. This is not good if you want to be a winning singer. Authors have to do a lot of literary work and often do so. We' re gonna have to find new sources, review, recommend. Authors must also be taught to take apart the textbooks they study, to dare themselves to see the story from new angles.
To the lonely arts of literacy we must include a sideline. Perhaps we are timid; perhaps we do not know where to find other people like ourselves; perhaps we do not have enough space for a socially responsible lifestyle. That' s why you should found (or join) a bookshop. If you can join one, why found one?
In the beginning of the year, in this borderland between old and new, inspired by discussions about New Year resolutions and new experience, I founded a bookshop. I was aware that I had retreated more and wanted to get my community back on track, and how could I do better than that?
Searching on-line for bookshops, I found that they were all meant for occasional rather than literature or writing enthusiasts who had to tear apart lyrics and learning things from them. And I found out that many bookshops took place on week days or that sometimes I couldn't keep up with my time.
There is no better way to find what you want (and need) than to make it for yourself, and the great thing about creating a bookshop is that you have the liberty to do it just the way you want. As I was looking for a bookshop, I knew which group I would best be.
What I needed were like-minded individuals; those who were not only readership but also authors; those who would be able to comprehend what I knew, but who would also broaden my knowledg. In order to set up a bookshop, you need to know the course, and that means to know what the group should be and what you want to get back from it.
When you want to research new typing, you' ll start a group that only read contemporaries and if you want to concentrate on fanciful fanfangirl then your group on typing. Concentrate your publishing team on almost everything: Or don't say anything and see where it leads you!
Whichever parameter you select for the readout, please also observe certain "rules" for the sessions themselves. Consider possible meeting places (local cafés, home or pure online?), whether you want the sexes to be different or some kind of "girls' night" or "partner date", and whether you want the group members to be very rigorous in their lectures (extensive memos required) or rather relaxed (haven't you just finished the whole text? Don't worry!).
So, you've defined the idea of your bookshop, but you don't have anyone to participate in the real work. If you want to get new contacts or acquaintances you already know, you can change the way you spread the message about your new group. When you don't want to open your net far, you can tell a few of your pals, ask them to ask a pals to join you, and suddenly you have a mixture of old and new mates!
A new beginning? Attempt to start a group on-line through a website such as Meetup, publish leaflets in cafés and bookshops, or talk to your library (or university or typing center) about publicity through their canals. How you get your group together will depend on how many users you expect and how well you know newcomers.
It' not enough just to form a group and bring them together. You have to make and validate many choices, such as what the work is, where you get together and who can do it during the workday. With a few simple mouse clicks on a page you're sure to know, it' s easy for anyone to make comments and make your own contacts.
When your meetings are over, discuss the next one and then get in touch with everyone to tell them the specifics as they buzz out of the funny time they' just had. Being someone who'walks' (or is at least part of a books club) and has been doing so for eight or nine month, there are a few things I have learnt on the road (in additon to all of the above):
Founding a publishing house was one of the lighter things I had this year. I got back in touch with old boyfriends, got to know new folks, I' ve been reading (and loving) those old ones I'd never think about. Buchclub became more than just a month-long get-together; all I had to do was get myself out of it without being afraid of refusal or frustration, and I'm so happy that I had to.