Tina is very opinionated and she likes writing. The result is a great conversationalist and an excellent writer.
She has written so much and so well, that she is now a paid columnist as a result, and she has already written inspirational , enraging, well-researched, enlightening and always interesting, reasonable pieces that makes one think.
More than a how-to, this is how I did it, in small scale, without big corporations, or at least doing it at minimum cost, paying some one else to do things I absolutely could not do myself.
My handwriting is commonly understood to be horrible and allegedly impossible to understand. Most people I know, of the more varied professions, are spending far more hours typing than writing by hand. So the habit is lost, and an already challenging calligraphy becomes absolutely unreadable with the lack of practice, apart from painfully slow.
After a little bit of networking and a bigger bit of biking, my book is now printed, and available in 56a and Freedom Bookshops, and through Active Distribution.
I have been most moved by the review published there, which goes on to add the ones I have already pasted on the book page itself.
Now the task is to make it into an ebook using either Ubuntu or Linux Mint.
NaNoWriMo is over and now I have about 52k words worth of trash – or at least prose-in-much-need-of-heavy-editing.
Some of it is readable, thought:
I will continue to update that (or another blog with a more appropriate title) with one or a few more characters.
So, I have signed up for NaNoWriMo. I do not intend to write a fully finished novel by the end of the month, but at least I will have a serious first part in preparation for a first draft.
I wanted my book to look like proper, published book. Some published books have the title of the chapter on each page, and I find this quite useful.
It was rewarding but a royal pain to attain this with OpenOffice, then LibreOffice. I am not sure I will [even try to] achieve that for my next book (yes, there is another one), but here are some of the steps I followed.