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  1. 1. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ MODULAR BOOK WRITING
  2. 2. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ We are on Road swimming to Write
  3. 3. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Authorship • The act of creating written works • The act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing • Author is - Someone who originates or causes or initiates something Attitude Understanding Tattle /Thought provocative Honesty Optimistic / Original Responsibility
  4. 4. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Author may take on many roles - • Reader • Observer • Critical thinker • Participant in the formation of ideas • Reactions to ideas • Analyzer of the many kinds of texts
  5. 5. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Critical thinking • Critical is - Marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws • Thinking is the process of using your mind to consider something
  6. 6. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Be a Critical Reader to be a writer • Do close readings: Read - Examine immersing yourself • Look for common ground: Note where you nod in approval at points • Question and challenge: Take on the role of a debater in your head • Write as you read: Write comments and questions in the margins of a page • Remember that readers will read critically what you write: It is not enough just to read critically Be aware that your own writing has to stand up to readers’ careful scrutiny and challenge, too. Note the Purpose, audience, voice, and media
  7. 7. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Your purpose ■ to explain an idea or theory or explore a question (expository writing) ■ to report on a process, an experiment, or lab results (technical or scientific writing) ■ to provide a status update on a project at work (business writing) ■ to persuade readers to understand your point of view, change their minds, or take action (persuasive or argumentative writing) ■ to record and reflect on your own experiences and feelings (expressive writing)
  8. 8. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Your audience • A good writer keeps readers in mind at all times, – as if in face-to-face communication – Achieving connection, – note all readers do not have the same characteristics – Readers are from different parts of the – • world, regions, • communities, ethnic groups, • organizations, and academic disciplines
  9. 9. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Ways to generate a topic and ideas • Free writing - When you free write, you let one idea lead to another in free association without concern for correctness. • Brainstorming – Brainstorming is enhanced if you do it collaboratively in a group, discussing and then listing your ideas • Mapping - Mapping, also called clustering, is a visual way of generating and connecting ideas. • Using journalists’ questions - Who did it? What happened? When did it happen? Where did it occur? Why did it happen? How did it turn out? • Using prompts - Sometimes, you might find it helpful to use a formal set of directions (known as prompts) to suggest new avenues of inquiry.
  10. 10. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Mind Mapping
  11. 11. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Good Working Book / Thesis ■ Narrow your topic – to a single main idea that you want to communicate ■ Make your point – clearly and firmly in one sentence or two ■ State not simply a fact but rather an opinion or a summary / conclusion from your observation ■ Make a generalization that can be supported – by details, facts, and examples within the assigned limitations of time and space ■ Stimulate curiosity and interest in readers – prompt them to wonder, “Why do you think that?” and reader reads on
  12. 12. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Drafting and revising a title • A good title captures the reader’s attention, • makes the reader want to read on, • and lets the reader know what to expect in a piece of writing. • You might have a useful working title as you write, – but after you finish writing, brainstorm several titles and pick the one you like best. • WORKING TITLE – The Benefits of Vamana • REVISED TITLE – From Swasa to Kusta: A Real Panchakarma • WORKING TITLE – The evaluation of the effect of bad weather in Tamaka Swasa • REVISED TITLE – How Bad Weather Affects Tamaka Swasa
  13. 13. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Do & Don’ts In Book writing • Avoid loaded terms • Avoid modifying or changing your claims • Establish Concrete evidence • Examine your assumptions repetedly • Ask who your readers are • Appeal to readers – – Rational appeal (Logos), – Ethical appeal (Ethos), – Emotional appeal (Pathos)
  14. 14. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Establish common ground 1. Avoid extreme views or language. Do not label someone’s views as ridiculous, ignorant, immoral, fascist, or crooked, for example. 2. Write to convince, not to confront Recognize shared concerns, and consider the inclusive use of we. 3. Steer clear of sarcastic remarks 4. Use clear, everyday words that sound as if you are speaking directly to your readers. 5. Acknowledge valid arguments from your opponents and work to show why the arguments on your side carry more weight. 6. If possible, propose a solution with long-term benefits for everyone.
  15. 15. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Reasoning logically • Deductive reasoning, The classical Aristotelian method of constructing an argument is based on a reasoning process (a syllogism) that moves from true premises to a certain and valid conclusion. • Inductive reasoning, - An inductive argument begins with details that lead to a probable conclusion. • Sweeping generalization - Generalizations can sometimes be so broad that they fall into stereotyping. Avoid them.
  16. 16. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Tips for writing, revising, and editing a research paper • WHAT NOT TO DO ■ Do not expect to complete a polished draft in one sitting. ■ Do not write the title and the first sentence and then panic because you feel you have nothing left to say. ■ Do not constantly imagine your instructor’s response to what you write. ■ Do not worry about coherence—a draft by its nature is something that you work on repeatedly and revise for readers’ eyes. ■ Do not necessarily begin at the beginning, and especially do not think you must first write a dynamite
  17. 17. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Sources • Print sources: – Books and articles – Subject searches – Finding books – Online library catalogs – Books in Print and alternatives – Finding print articles • Visual sources Web sources: • Online magazines and online scholarly journals • Online literary texts • E-books • Online news sites • Nonprofit research sites • Web home pages and hypertext links • E-mail discussion groups
  18. 18. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Why you need to cite sources ■ Citing sources shows your audience that you have done your homework ■ you will get respect for the depth and breadth of your research ■ Citing responsible and recent sources lets your audience know that your arguments are both weighty and current. ■ Citing sources draws your readers into the conversation about the issue and educates them. ■ It also allows them to see you as engaged in the ongoing intellectual conversation around the issue you are writing about. With full and accurate citations, they can follow up on the same sources you used and so can learn more.
  19. 19. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Careful use of Citation . . . ■ can be used to strengthen your argument, ■ protect against counterclaims, ■ align your thinking with a particular scholar ■ align your thinking with a institutional perspective ■ Makes your writing stronger ■ Makes your research stronger and more persuasive. ■ is essential if you are to avoid even the suspicion of plagiarizing.
  20. 20. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ What to Cite ■ exact words, even facts, from a source, enclosed in quotation marks ■ somebody else’s ideas and opinions, even if you restate them in your own words in a summary or paraphrase ■ each sentence in a long paraphrase if it is not clear that all the sentences paraphrase the same source ■ facts, theories, and statistics
  21. 21. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Care to be taken in your writing Headings and columns • Headings divide text into helpful chunks and give readers a sense of your document’s structure. Lists • Lists are particularly useful in business reports, proposals, and memos. Inserting visuals, charts, and graphs Inserting a table Formatting your document Font – Times New Roman, 11/12 size Paragraph – 1.5 Bullets and Numbering Change Case – in Headings Graphs and charts Images and copyright issues Honesty in visuals
  22. 22. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Five C’s of sentence 1. Cut 2. Check for Action 3. Connect 4. Commit 5. Choose the Best Words The most important is TIME management
  23. 23. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Time Management
  24. 24. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Cut • Cut repetition and wordiness Say something only once and in the best place. • Cut formulaic phrases Replace wordy phrases with shorter and more direct expressions. Eg- • at the present time – now • because of the fact that – because • concerning the matter of – about • Cut references to your intentions • Cut redundant words and phrases
  25. 25. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Check for Action • Show “Who’s doing what” as subject and verb Vigorous sentences show clearly who or what is doing the action. • Scrutinize sentences beginning with there or it • Avoid unnecessary passive voice constructions
  26. 26. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Connect • Connect with consistent subjects and topic chains • Use logical connections with coordination, subordination, and transitions • Perhaps begin a sentence with and or but • Connect paragraphs
  27. 27. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Commit • to a personal presence • to an appropriate and consistent tone • to a confident stance • to sentence variety
  28. 28. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Choose the Best Words • Word choice checklist • Use a dictionary and a thesaurus • Use exact words and connotations (An idea that is implied or suggested) • Monitor the language of speech, region, and workplace • Use figurative language for effect, but don’t overuse it • Avoid sexist, biased, and exclusionary language • Avoid tired expressions (clichés) and pretentious language
  29. 29. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ 4 steps to thesis/ Book
  30. 30. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Modules of writing • Topic generating module • Book plotting module • Chapter indexing module • Translation module • Example module • Electronic book module
  31. 31. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Topic generating module • We may come across various thoughts • Select one out of – – Public demand – Publishers interest – You know better – Material is available – Non contradictory
  32. 32. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Top 10 Tips for Plotting and Finishing a Book 1. Write the conclusion first 2. Choose your antagonist before you choose your protagonist 3. Give your Subject physical (parametric) goals 4. Decide on a genre (topic) and stick to it 5. Write a synopsis (route map) 6. Be disciplined with settings 7. Stick to minimum two supporting ideas 8. Break your story (topic) into scenes (headings) 9. Wrap it up and write ‘The End’ conclusion 10. You wins the task but… let the reader judge your content
  33. 33. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Chapter indexing module
  34. 34. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Translation module
  35. 35. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Example module • Please write a example as described “the shadow and the bird” in the context
  36. 36. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Electronic book module • Common is MS office word • The best is one note
  37. 37. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Conclusion • The book writing is a passion but not fashion • Brain alone may calculate the profit and loss • If the Heart is joined to the Brain, the result is appriciable • Many methods to adopt in Book Writing, the best is - • Write – Remodel – Restructure - Submit
  38. 38. Modular Book Writing Dr. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, at http://www.technoayurveda.com/ Thank You

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