How to Compose a BookComposing a book
Thus You Want To Use A Book? "Want" isn't close enough.
Anyone who has done the walk of the gauntlet and wrote a full-length volume can tell you that it is a gruelling game. It' especially disheartening because it' s so difficult to grasp how things are progressing. That is why it is not enough to want to compose a work. It is not those who "perhaps" have a concept for a novel in their minds who end it.
No. You are writing the script you have to or you probably won't be. "To have can take many shapes, not just an ideas you might have. To be honest, if you think you're doing well, if you reject the proposal and move on with your own lives as if the concept never crossed your mind, then spare yourself the pain and do it.
On the other side, if this concept keeps you awake at nights, it will dominate your conversation and your way of thinking, if it seems like you are exploding, if you don't turn everything upside down, if you are standing with your back to the walls - then it will sound as if you have a read. Writing a script does not mean to sit down in a moment of inspirations and let the magic out.
Much of the work is done before you write-it's the research and outlines and the notion that you've been spending months refining and articulating in your mind-. One of the best advices I ever got was, before I began the whole procedure, to formulate the concept in one phrase, one section and one page.
It will crystallize the concept for you and guide you on your way. Taleb writes in Antifragile that each movement in the work is a "derivation, an implementation or an rendition of the brief maxim" with which it began. Makes the whole thing simpler. ¶Envision pour qui vous écrivez ceci.
Do you know what a notebook will feel like when you think you locked it, but you come back and find out that it never actually shuts down? This is what your mind is like when you write a work. Don't speak about the script (as much as you can). There is nothing more tempting (and destructive) than to tell folks to "write a book".
" Most nonwriters (the men in your life) give you recognition for having already been done then and there. You' re losing a strong sense of purpose to end it. However, the underlying concept is not disputed. When you are only peripherally bound to your ideas or the thought of composing a work, you will not surviv.
If you are not yet at this point, please hold on, because the implicit will be there. You will recall Thomas Mann's sentence: "A author is someone who doesn't find it easy to type.