Who Here Wrote A Book?

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  1. Marie Mallery

    Marie Mallery Veteran Member
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    Wonder how many people think of writing a book but never do?
    I was going to write one but then realized no\body would believe it. I even put some of it to paper about 20 years ago.
    No longer interested or time wise able.
    But I do like to read or listen to a good book.
     
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    I wrote several books and articles many years ago and my opinion is writing for money is an exercise in futility. Publishers tell you what they want based on making money. The only writing I do now is on SOC and a ranching forum for free. I have been asked many times to write a book about my life, but so far no one is stepping up with the funds for my time and frustration plus all fees for publishing and promoting plus royalties at a high percentage. My base fee is $500K or you can read my story in pieces for free here on SOC. :D
     
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    My wife has written two small Pray Books. One for missionaries and the other for our military. We cut the pages to fit a small book, bond the book together with heavy-duty glue and have sold a couple. She will sometimes include pictures that I've taken. She gave one Prayer Book, concerning the military, to a young lady where my wife use to work. After a couple of weeks, the young lady seen her and said "I sure wish I would've had your book when I was in the Marines".

    She started another one for Fireman, but stopped after we moved here and she got her "at home" job.

    We have both wrote an Autobiography of ourselves, online, to go with our Cremation Services. It's a very popular Cremation Service that has a website and area for members to do an Autobiography.
     
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    I bet that would have been a good one. I just saw this post. :oops:
     
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    I struggled for a year to finish a book about how to see and interpret reality independent of popular sentiment. I was in my twenties and generally dissatisfied with all that I was. I gave it a month and read what I had written. I thought it pompous and predictable. I drove out to a bridge over the Grande Ronde River outside La Grande, Oregon and threw the two inch stack of paper in. C'est la vie.

    As an after thought, some of my short stories were not bad but I never submitted any for publication.
     
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    I used to love to write. I had a notebook where I wrote down my thoughts. These were not stories or novels, but rather philosophical thoughts that I had under the influence of any events in my life. Sometimes I reread it and I like it.
     
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    You have a cremation service? That sounds interesting. Something we have been looking into.
     
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    We are with Neptune Society and pay monthly for their service. They will pick up the body, cremate it, fly it to anywhere in the U.S. for burial. They have an online website to have an autobiography done. They will send the person a very nice looking Cremation Box for the ashes. We have already paid the cemetery for our spots where the boxes will be put.
     
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