EVERYONE SHOULD WRITE A BOOK.
HI, I’M ANDREW.WHEN I WAS A KID, I WANTED TO BE A WRITER.
SO, AFTER 30 YEARS I BECAME ONE.         I WROTE A BOOK.
YOU SHOULD WRITE A BOOK.
WRITING A BOOK CAN BE SCARY.    LET’S KILL SIX FEARS.
SUBJECTAPHOBIAIm afraid I have nothing to write about
WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW.         MAKE SOMETHING UP.        WRITE ABOUT YOUR JOB.WRITE YOUR GRANDPARENT’S BIOGRAPHY.        WRI...
TEXTAPHOBIAIm afraid I dont have the right software
YOU DO.IF YOU HAVE A COMPUTER, YOU HAVE THE           RIGHT SOFTWARE.    IF YOU DONT HAVE A COMPUTER,        YOU CAN BORRO...
SUGARDADDYPHOBIAIm afraid I wont get a publisher
YOU DONT NEED ONE.90% OF WHAT A PUBLISHER DOES  IS ATTAINABLE BY EVERYONE.             D.I.Y.    THIS BARCODE COST $10.
BARNESNOBLIAPHOBIAIm afraid it wont get to a bookstore
YOU DONT NEED TO, BUT YOU CAN. MASS MARKET DOES NOT LEGITIMIZE          YOUR EFFORTS.      AMAZON IS ALWAYS OPEN.EBOOKS AR...
EEYOREPHOBIAIm afraid no one will want to read my book
KNOCK IT OFF. WE ARE NOT A CITY OF CRYBABIES.     MAYBE NO ONE WILL CARE.HAS THAT EVER STOPPED YOU BEFORE?
CASHAPHOBIAIm afraid no one will buy my book
SO WHAT.            AT LEAST YOU DID IT. PRINTING, EBOOK CREATION, DISTRIBUTION, COPYRIGHT, ISBN REGISTRATION, PAYMENT, AN...
DO NOT LET FEAR STOP YOU.
WRITE SOMETHING.  THEN GO HERE:www.createspace.com   www.lulu.comwww.smashwords.com
THANKS.@TIGERSTRIPE
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Everyone Should Write a Book was a 5-minute talk given by Andrew Heaton at Ignite Detroit 2012. As per Ignite rules, each slide was shown for 15 seconds only.

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Everyone Should Write a Book

  1. 1. EVERYONE SHOULD WRITE A BOOK.
  2. 2. HI, I’M ANDREW.WHEN I WAS A KID, I WANTED TO BE A WRITER.
  3. 3. SO, AFTER 30 YEARS I BECAME ONE. I WROTE A BOOK.
  4. 4. YOU SHOULD WRITE A BOOK.
  5. 5. WRITING A BOOK CAN BE SCARY. LET’S KILL SIX FEARS.
  6. 6. SUBJECTAPHOBIAIm afraid I have nothing to write about
  7. 7. WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW. MAKE SOMETHING UP. WRITE ABOUT YOUR JOB.WRITE YOUR GRANDPARENT’S BIOGRAPHY. WRITE CRAPPY POETRY. INTERVIEW PEOPLE YOU ADMIRE. DOCUMENT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.
  8. 8. TEXTAPHOBIAIm afraid I dont have the right software
  9. 9. YOU DO.IF YOU HAVE A COMPUTER, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT SOFTWARE. IF YOU DONT HAVE A COMPUTER, YOU CAN BORROW A PEN.
  10. 10. SUGARDADDYPHOBIAIm afraid I wont get a publisher
  11. 11. YOU DONT NEED ONE.90% OF WHAT A PUBLISHER DOES IS ATTAINABLE BY EVERYONE. D.I.Y. THIS BARCODE COST $10.
  12. 12. BARNESNOBLIAPHOBIAIm afraid it wont get to a bookstore
  13. 13. YOU DONT NEED TO, BUT YOU CAN. MASS MARKET DOES NOT LEGITIMIZE YOUR EFFORTS. AMAZON IS ALWAYS OPEN.EBOOKS ARE EASY. PAPER IS NOT DEAD. DISTRIBUTION IS A COMMODITY.
  14. 14. EEYOREPHOBIAIm afraid no one will want to read my book
  15. 15. KNOCK IT OFF. WE ARE NOT A CITY OF CRYBABIES. MAYBE NO ONE WILL CARE.HAS THAT EVER STOPPED YOU BEFORE?
  16. 16. CASHAPHOBIAIm afraid no one will buy my book
  17. 17. SO WHAT. AT LEAST YOU DID IT. PRINTING, EBOOK CREATION, DISTRIBUTION, COPYRIGHT, ISBN REGISTRATION, PAYMENT, AND SHIPPING ARE NOW ONLINE SERVICES. AND THEY ARE CHEAP.I SPENT LESS THAN $50 TO PUBLISH A BOOK.
  18. 18. DO NOT LET FEAR STOP YOU.
  19. 19. WRITE SOMETHING. THEN GO HERE:www.createspace.com www.lulu.comwww.smashwords.com
  20. 20. THANKS.@TIGERSTRIPE
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