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When to write a book?

"You should write a book about that"...a common in response to an experience shared with another...but should I? What makes a story so compelling that it needs to be authored and published?

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  • Apr 23 2013: I have a thousand anecdotes, reflections and stories, relived from life experiences. I usually get a laugh when I tell them to others, so hey Why not share?
    Further, although I'm only 50 my memory seems to falter, so what better way to preserve these insights into history, but record them for posterity.
    Perhaps the best way would be to record them, as and when told, then review edit and wright them down, these stories would soon form the basis of a book!
    • Apr 23 2013: Rock, only 50, add 25 for me...
      My memory gets better every day.
      It's the 15 seconds later that cause the problems.

      Try writing a short story every day. I did.
      I started 2 years ago and have 3 or 4 done.
      Probably had many more, but in clearing my computer
      I deleted anything older than 2012.

      During a family get together, I read one of my stories.
      It was well received. I stopped sending my daughter-in-law
      my daily NY Times rants about the political corruption.
      Two weeks later, she made a special trip to tell me face to face
      that I had to start sending them to her again.

      Seems that when you get it going, everyone you know
      will become a reader.

      Go ahead, get started. Remember Shakespeare did....

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