Book ~ by Tim Mitchell

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  1. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 8 weeks ago

    No doubt you will enjoy reading this essay compiled by Tim Mitchell.

    It has a simple Title...Book.
    But it's not that simple.

    He goes into detail about the meaning of a book and what it entails.

    Take a few moments to follow the link above.

    1. abwilliams profile image69
      abwilliamsposted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

      My simple response.

      Great read!

  2. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 8 weeks ago

    Tim, you've written us essay about how a book comes together.

    You start by describing what a book is made up of including the cover.  Then you give each detail like the contents and acknowledgements.

    You talk about writing a book about one's life.  This is done with an autobiography.
    Then you tell us it can be done with poetry.

    I know we tell stories and have hidden messages buried withinnthe lines, but I'm not sure about telling my life story with poetry.

    Then you tell us about William Wadsworth who did just this with Prelude.

    Wow!  I'm going to have to look this up.

    You briefly touch on memoirs which differ from autobiographies.   They don't start from the beginning of ones life...but display an important part that occurred in the author's life.

    You tell us how you, yourself, was inspired by your niece to write your own book detailing your life.
    When you mailed it to her she congratulated you on your first draft.

    Oh my...I guess there are always areas that need to be reworked or trimmed.  Take 2...or 3...or how many ever it might take to get to that final copy.

    Not to mention the Sales, Marketing & Publicity.

    It seems writing this type of book is a lot of hard work.

    You do say we need to consider who will be reading it, but for an autobiography...i guess we need to pretend we hit it big with a best seller.  Then everyone will want to read it.

    It is true, we often look at the front and back covers when choosing to buy a book.

    This is an interesting write from a very different prospective.

    Thanks for sharing it with us. 

    Don't be so quick to give up on the progress you've already made....start cutting it down.
    You got this!

    I'll post a link in the word prompt article.

  3. Jodah profile image92
    Jodahposted 8 weeks ago

    This was an interesting read, Tim, and very informative. I enjoyed reading your take on the word prompt “book” by Brenda.

    Thank you for the prompt and sharing the link to Tim’s essay, Brenda.

  4. ChitrangadaSharan profile image92
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 8 weeks ago

    Wow! This was quite interesting and elaborate.
    I enjoyed reading Tim’s response to the word prompt, Book.
    So many points have been touched upon in this article, that it needs to be read twice or more.
    Excellent write and your analysis is wonderful too, Brenda.
    Thank you for sharing to both of you.

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image80
      Brenda Arledgeposted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

      Thanks Chitrangada...
      I couldn't imagine trying to write an autobiography...guess we should try it sometime.

      Glad to see you

  5. Venkatachari M profile image83
    Venkatachari Mposted 8 weeks ago

    Wow! Tim, your article is an inspirational, intelligent one. I enjoyed going through all those details that make a book worthy to be called a Book. You filled in so many fantastic points about book publishing. And, I enjoyed your adventures with the autobiography.

    Though I have two books to my credit on Kindle Direct Publishing Platform, I don't fit the definition of an Author.

    Brenda, thanks for sharing the link to Tim's article.

  6. Peggy W profile image95
    Peggy Wposted 8 weeks ago

    Thanks Brenda for sharing Tim's adventure with writing his autobiography.  Editing, it seems, comprises most of the hard work!  I enjoyed that quote by Mark Twain.  Best wishes as you go forward on getting your book published!

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image80
      Brenda Arledgeposted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

      Hi Peggy...
      I hope things are going well.

      I can only imagine how gard it would be to accomplish this...I'd say he's doing a great job

  7. tsmog profile image83
    tsmogposted 8 weeks ago

    A big Howdy to all!!

    Thank you to all who read my contribution to Week 67 word prompt - Book!

    Reading Brenda's article offering was a serendipitous moment for me as I had completed reading the draft of my autobiography not long ago. With gratitude it found usefulness, though who knows what will follow. Opportunity exists.

    I did not hold back telling the whole story getting into the nitty-girtty, sharing the ambivalent, confessing my sins, and thankfully counting my blessings. It is rewarding and cathartic. I encourage all who are in the fall of life to go on that adventure.

    With the adventure one thing I learned about is endings to a book or story. An autobiography is a story, right? Seems, an autobiography leans toward an unresolved or ambiguous ending. Then again . . . hmmm . . .

    For more if curious;

    How to End a Story: 7 Different Kinds of Endings by Scribophile

  8. janshares profile image91
    jansharesposted 8 weeks ago

    Thank you, Tim, for your "Book" offering. Amazing, well-researched article. Also, very informative for me as new author. It made me want to expand my knowledge as I expand my writing. Very interesting take on the word prompt.

  9. Venkatachari M profile image83
    Venkatachari Mposted 7 weeks ago

    I submitted an article titled "Bhagavad Gita - The Celestial Book" around 4-5 days ago. The link is here. … gavad-gita
    HP tells me it needs fresh text and quality media. Can anybody suggest improvements accordingly?

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image80
      Brenda Arledgeposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      I've been under the weather lately...i missed the end of March and Easter.
      I've been feeling better and playing catch up this week.

      Sorry if I missed this one, but I took a quick glance, and didn't see any mention about the word prompt, I take it I didn't miss a submission for the word prompt.

      If i did miss anyone's...let me know.  Thanks.

      1. Venkatachari M profile image83
        Venkatachari Mposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Yes, Brenda. I didn't mention in my article that it is written for the word prompt "Book". But, I was inspired by the prompt after reading so many submissions, including one on "Bible", that I should try the prompt. The result is this article on Bhagavad Gita.

        1. Brenda Arledge profile image80
          Brenda Arledgeposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          Good deal.
          I'm glad that others could help inspire you to write...that is the whole idea behind my article.

          I have no way of knowing if it's for the word prompt or not...and I've actually had others get upset because I assumed it was and posted unless I know I don't include the work.

      2. Venkatachari M profile image83
        Venkatachari Mposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Now, I hope you are doing well, Brenda. My blessings.

        1. Brenda Arledge profile image80
          Brenda Arledgeposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          Thanks Venkatachari...I am getting better.

  10. profile image59
    ybarakasposted 7 weeks ago

    great book!
    i suggest!


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