Idea to Published Book Bootcamp

Seems everyone has a book in them, which is not surprising when you think of how quickly we’re able to assimilate information, learn new skills, and travel the world at a whim. We’re both smarter than ever, and at the same time, hungrier for knowledge than at any time in history.

But how to get started, how to stay on track, and assuming you make it to the writer’s finish line, how the heck do you get that book published and promoted? Enter Author Bridge Media, whose sole purpose is to take aspiring (and seasoned) writers through each critical step. And to that end, their Idea to Published Book Bootcamp is the best place to start.

This three day, intensive and interactive program will help you to:

  • Write a book that creates an emotional connection with readers
  • Brand your book to attract credibility and grow your business
  • Publish your book on platforms such as Amazon and Audible

Need an added incentive to attend this workshop? Of course you do. And that incentive would be me (shameless plug), as I’ll be one of the speakers, providing my take on Storytelling with Impact – how to convert the amazing idea your book is based on, into an equally amazing 15, 30 or 45 minute talk, from a more focused TED/TEDx-style presentation, to long-format keynote.

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Idea to Published Book Bootcamp 2017

Fabricating Defined

As the present participle of the verb fabricate, therein lies the origin and history of a word that has evolved over time. From the Latin, fabrica – something skillfully produced, as in a practicing a craft – to fabricat – which means to make or manufacture – we finally arrive at the Middle English fabricate.

verb: fabricate
present: fabricates
past tense: fabricated
past participle: fabricated
present participle: fabricating

Originally used to represent the creation of something, either by hand, within a factory, or at a construction site, fabricate developed a secondary meaning that referred to a story that was untrue, as if it had been made up from one’s imagination, rather than assembled from facts.

Merriam Webster Fabricate Defined

What’s interesting is that, to a large degree, the art of storytelling lends itself to both definitions, as all stories are built from bits of information woven into passages of narration, all of which come from the speaker’s imagination. While the intent of Fabricating the Truth is to build true stories from a personal perspective, the speaker does, in fact, determine what pieces are employe, which are discarded, and how the narrative is arranged. So the idea of “truth” becomes key to the equation, and will be covered in a subsequent post.

The Eiffel Tower provides a classic representation of a structure that was at first imagined, then drawn on paper, and years later fabricated into the structure that still stands today in Paris. Most stories are not so complex – there were 18,000 pieces used to construct the Tower – and hopefully it won’t take five years for you to complete your narrative, but a well crafted story can be a work of art that is relevant for generations.

Eiffel Tower - Drawing by Maurice Koechlin

From the initial drawing of the Eiffel Tower by Maurice Koechlin in 1884, to the fabricated structure.

Eiffel Tower - Photo by Schlaier