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How I wrote my first book

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My talk at The Goa Project 2016 on how I wrote my first book for a global major publisher

How I wrote my first book

  1. 1. How I wrote My first book...
  2. 2. Adventurer, learner, speaker... Tathagat Varma "TV"
  3. 3. Here's my Journey... cc: skoeber - h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/29662240@N02
  4. 4. Didn't know how to write a book But...always wanted to! cc: Sebas>an Niedlich (Grabthar) - h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/42311564@N00
  5. 5. Took the very first baby steps... 2004: Blogging cc: Ben30 - h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/76134071@N00
  6. 6. Slow and steady, professional and "heavy" 2014: 150+ blog & talks
  7. 7. Mustered some courage, but... Disappointed :( cc: russelldavies - h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/75429951@N00
  8. 8. Didn't give up!!! Kept writing... cc: photosteve101 - h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/42931449@N07
  9. 9. Finally in July 2014... I was "found"! cc: Marcus Q - h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/41896843@N00
  10. 10. NY publisher Apress asked me... Wanna write?
  11. 11. Awesome folks at Apress Guided me... cc: [ henning ] - h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/43144679@N00
  12. 12. And so the  Process began... cc: Jason A. Samfield - h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/28879181@N06
  13. 13. Proposal: It took 4 months to Seal the deal! cc: Max Montagut - h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/10233720@N00
  14. 14. Plan: I had to write one chapter Every 2 weeks! cc: "The Wanderer's Eye Photography" - h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/8997331@N04
  15. 15. Deadline: 3 months Mission Impossible!!! cc: thatautguy - h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/79169260@N00
  16. 16. Actual: ~9 months A baby was born :) cc: r! - h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/38873751@N00
  17. 17. Finally on 4 Nov 2015 The book!
  18. 18. So, what were My learnings? cc: giulia.forsythe - h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/59217476@N00
  19. 19. The Good :) •  Great experience! •  Makes you learn •  Give it back cc: scribbletaylor - h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/64958688@N00
  20. 20. The Bad :| •  Major commitment •  Solid efforts •  Lots of review •  Even more rework! cc: Reportergimmi - h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/55544800@N00
  21. 21. ...and The Ugly :( •  Don't write for money! •  You are never ready •  Journey begins after reaching the destination... cc: garryknight - h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/8176740@N05
  22. 22. Thanks! tathagat.varma@gmail.com cc: Stuck in Customs - h,ps://www.flickr.com/photos/95572727@N00

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