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The book writing process is a long and vigorous one. This is a presentation about the book writing process, experienced and lived by Brett Farmiloe, author of the book Pursue the Passion....

The book writing process is a long and vigorous one. This is a presentation about the book writing process, experienced and lived by Brett Farmiloe, author of the book Pursue the Passion.

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  • Thanks Quinn. It'd be interesting to see how many writers have taken a similar path with the whole 'rewriting the rewrite' part of the process.
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  • Congratulations, Brett! Books aren't written, they are re-written. Half of being smart is perseverance. And you have a LOT of that! Clever slide show!
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  • Clever presentation. As a writer it proves to me that books aren't written, they are re-written. Several times. You have what it takes to be a writer--perseverance. Congratulations on the book!
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  • It's all matter of choice and passion. Inspired presentation, Brett!
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  • Thanks Brett! You have inspired my husband. You rock!!!! Congratulations!!!
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    The Book Writing Process The Book Writing Process Presentation Transcript

    • Four years ago, I had a book idea.
    • Four years later, I’ll be coming out with this book
    • What happened during those four years?
    • The Book Writing Process With Brett Farmiloe @thatpassionguy facebook.com/brettfarmiloe linkedin.com/in/brettfarmiloe
    • The book idea came to me when I read a stat…
    • That half the American workforce dislikes what they do for a living.
      • * Conference Board 2005-present
    • BAM! Book idea.
      • What’s the Difference?
      People Who Don’t Like Their Job People Who Do Like Their Job
    • I graduated.
    • Decided to take a roadtrip across America.
    • Bought a RV off Craigslist
      • *Named Maggie Miracles
    • And lined up interviews with people who loved their job.
    • Then, 3 hours into the trip…
    • We broke down.
    • Crap .
    • We bought airline tickets…
    • And completed 75 interviews.
    • Then I started a job as an auditor.
    • At night, and sometimes at work…
    • I worked on a book proposal.
    • About 10 of them.
    • I hired an agent…
    • And revised book proposals.
    • My agent submitted them to all the publishers.
    • And I waited.
    • And waited…
    • And then parted ways with the agent.
    • At this point, I could have quit the book writing process.
    • But instead, I quit my job.
    • And tried to get another roadtrip together.
    • With an RV that wouldn’t break down.
    • I recruited 2 friends to search for sponsors.
    • We were rejected a lot.
    • Even by this lady.
    • And then we got a food sponsorship.
    • We ate Hot Pockets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
    • It was awesome!
    • And then, after 30 days, not so awesome.
    • It was exactly like Super Size Me .
    • We went into Hot Pocket detox.
    • A week later, we found a sponsor in:
    • They were a block away <--- My apartment <--- Jobing.com HQ
    • And they sponsored the purchase of this RV.
    • With this cool wrap.
    • And they sponsored the whole trip.
    • 16,000 miles…
    • 38 states…
    • And 300 interviews with people who love their job.
    • Epic.
    • But then, it was time to write a book.
    • Jobing.com hired us on to write the book*
      • * Among many other things
    • And I went to work.
    • I wrote the book.
      • * 50,000 words, 224 pages.
    • This was what it was about.
    • And I decided I didn’t like it.
    • It was too much about us…
    • And not about the original topic.
      • What’s the Difference?
      People Who Don’t Like Their Job People Who Do Like Their Job
    • So 5 months and 1 book got thrown away.
    • It was a frustrating, confusing time.
    • Months passed…
    • The Stock Market crashed…
    • Obama got elected…
    • And I went back to work.
    • I transcribed every word ever spoken to us.* * About 350,000 words
    • I cut out my favorite excerpts.
    • Organized them like puzzle pieces into chapters.
    • And edited the book so you could read the entire thing on a flight.
    • Then I flew from Phoenix to Denver.
    • And read the whole thing.
    • Success!
    • Then I learned how to use Adobe InDesign.
    • I made the coffee shop my first home…
    • The office my 2nd home…
    • And my home my 3rd home.
    • I went through 10,000 photos and picked out the best ones.
    • This one didn’t make it.
    • 489 Photos like this one did.
    • And I built a book I freaking loved.
    • I gave the book to my boss…
    • Who gave the book to her boss…
    • Who decided to publish it if the design improved.
    • So the talented young lady who designed our RV…
    • Sacrificed two long weekends to improve the design of the book with me.
    • And now we had a book to go to print.
    • So we went to a printer.
    • “We got a quote.”
    • And found out that for the price of 1,000 copies of our book, we could buy…
    • A Maserati.
    • 20% down payment on a 3bd/2ba house w/ a pool in Scottsdale
    • Or a really, really fun night in Vegas.
    • So we decided to go to China.
    • Meet HE Yong (aka Leo)
    • Leo and I have exchanged 239 emails and counting…
    • On 12/22, I received the first 25 copies in a box from Beijing.
    • On 1/20, I pick up 992 copies from the Los Angeles port.
    • On 2/2, the book is available on Amazon.
    • I hope you buy it. http://t.jobing.com/f5ig
    • The Book Writing Process
      • By Brett Farmiloe
      • Author of Pursue the Passion
      • Available on Amazon on 2/2.
      • Facebook.com/pursuethepassion
      • Facebook.com/brettfarmiloe
      • Twitter.com/thatpassionguy