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How I Made a Throwback Book Project

In this article, I outline how I created a throwback book project. Fellow writers (and even non-writers) who want to create a similar project can hopefully get some tips and pointers here.

The first step was to specify what kind of book I must have by the end of the project.

  • A retrospective (throwback) book to represent the past year
  • A self-published digital book that will be available for free and must be released not that far from the anniversary date
  • The book will only be available in PDF format, not in EPUB and MOBI (this choice was due to time-constraint)
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I Started Writing...

I started writing because friends were quick to judge. While explanation and reasoning were still incomplete, they were ready to dismiss.

I started writing because my mind is unexplored land. No mountain and no valley of the Earth look like the plateaus and hills of my world.

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What Did You Do One Year Ago?

When we are building our dreams, there are times we feel like failure. We look at where we are and where our dreams are, and find our arm still extending in the hope of finally grasping it. But alas! We discover we are not there yet.

Let me personally tell you, to pop the bubble of perfection, that I am guilty of feeling like a failure… at times. We have been wrongfully taught and fooled by the world that success must be instant, that attaining something must be quick or else it’s not worth yearning for, and that the sooner a desire comes to life the greater the glory that comes along with it. I fall victim into those misleading thoughts whenever doubt, fear, and insecurity attempt to reclaim me. But I have faith, hope, and courage, and I know better now than to succumb to those dark, tempting thoughts of delusions. Whether the journey is long or longer, I finally know the truth - it’s the journey that matters more.

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2014 : Change

2014 is not the year of career. It's the year of change.

We draw a path we want to take ahead of us until life shows us another it has drawn by itself. As we stand in front of the fork, life speaks the question most of us fear. "Are you ready for change?"

Hey you, are you ready for change?

People fear change and run away from it because change brings the unknown, challenges, uncertainty, and discomfort. But I have learned, and I say with great conviction from my heart on this 31st day of December, that without change we will never grow. 

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