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Dec 12, 2018 07:24:04

I am writing a book in public

by @basilesamel PATRON | 315 words | 553🔥 | 604💌

Basile Samel

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What is a 100 pages book? 25,000 words.

If you write 200 words every day, it will take you 125 days to have enough content.

Of course I am not taking into account editing, reviewing, and actually publishing the piece. Instead, I want you to picture this simple idea: it is realistic to publish an actual book in 3 months.

39 days ago I started my 200 Words a Day challenge. I wrote 13,673 words so far, with 359 words written per day in average. This is enough material to write a 50 pages ebook.

Many things happened over the last 39 days. I launched 200wordsaday.com to gather writers from all around the world to develop a writing habit and improve together. I am  focused on growing this baby, interacting with the community, and overall, on managing this website. This is a full-time job, but it did not prevent me from writing at least 200 words daily for over a month now. What more, pushing myself to write everyday in public made me realize that it is actually possible to write a whole book in public, even if you just do it 200 words at a time. The readers have your back. My english is not great, I can however rely on genuine people from all around the Internet to help me.

Today, I decided to self-publish a book in 3 months' time.

I am going to keep on writing all of my drafts every day in public. In the meantime I will develop new tools to allow anyone on this platform to recycle and edit their posts into actual ebooks, and self-publish them for a living. No code needed, the whole publishing process will be eased by the website.

I want 200 Words a Day to prove that it is not only possible for anyone to be a writer, but also to become an author.

You can follow my journey here or on Twitter.

See you tomorrow,

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  • 1

    @basilesamel I've been thinking about taking this track as well -- I'm excited to follow along with your efforts!

    Don The Idea Guy avatar Don The Idea Guy | Jan 16, 2019 23:34:16
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      @dontheideaguy great!! :) if you feel like, use the #publicbook hashtag. This way I can link your posts to the dedicated Book section coming up in ~3 weeks on 200WaD

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jan 17, 2019 12:52:29
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    @basilesamel Very nice idea, now my problem is what to write :D

    Ammar Alakkad avatar Ammar Alakkad | Dec 14, 2018 16:14:34
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    @basilesamel - I'm in. Where do we sign up? :-)

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Dec 13, 2018 06:54:30
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      @brianball I sent you an invite link to the slack where we discuss this :P Check your telegram messages! We are 4 to take on this challenge already

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Dec 13, 2018 07:01:20
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    @basilesamel Love the idea! Could be a spinoff of 200wordsaday, write a book in public challenge ?

    Valentino Urbano avatar Valentino Urbano | Dec 12, 2018 19:30:59
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      @valentino Everything will be done on 200WaD, this is my baby :P

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Dec 13, 2018 05:35:14
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      @basilesamel Eager to follow your progress!

      Valentino Urbano avatar Valentino Urbano | Dec 13, 2018 20:11:24
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    @basilesamel this is really cool

    JDaniel Richer avatar JDaniel Richer | Dec 12, 2018 15:32:11
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      @jdaniel_richer Thanks JD! :D

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Dec 13, 2018 05:35:23
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    @basilesamel Very inspiring! I can’t wait to watch as the book comes together right before our eyes.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Dec 12, 2018 13:51:43
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      @brandonwilson I'm so excited!!!! ?

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Dec 12, 2018 15:29:24
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    #publicbook leaving the hashtag here haha

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Dec 12, 2018 13:39:07
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      @jasonleow I won't forget this haha ?

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Dec 12, 2018 15:28:58
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    @basilesamel You can't get enough of writing ?

    Kevin Nguyen avatar Kevin Nguyen | Dec 12, 2018 12:48:33
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      @KevinNTH Start writing!! ?

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Dec 12, 2018 15:28:43
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    @basilesamel Slowly but surely we will get there. See you in 3 months time!

    Gene Lim avatar Gene Lim | Dec 12, 2018 09:04:59
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      @wernminlim See you everyday here ?

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Dec 12, 2018 09:10:14
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    @basilesamel this is very inspiring! I'm trying to write my words in such a way that they will eventually be easy to turn into a book too, so I'm with you on this journey!

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      @zyumbik I'm so glad you join me on this ? ? WE CAN DO THIS

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Dec 12, 2018 07:49:46
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      @basilesamel @zyumbik
      About 1/2 way there...

      Mark Armstrong avatar Mark Armstrong | Jan 22, 2019 17:20:16
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      @RealNegotiator :O can't wait to see the result!

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jan 23, 2019 01:33:30
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