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[Buddie]

Writing a book maybe - need your help
« on: August 19, 2013, 07:09:39 pm »
Hi Guys - I'm praying hard right now about whether or not to write a book on recovery - something very thorough.

If I do this, I want it to be conversational - just the way I write here on the forum.  Layman's terms.  Encouraging. Real.  Scientific, but comprehendible.  Nothing overly confusing. 

I am praying first of all - to see if this is God's plan - for me to write this.

And secondly - if it is, I want your help to know what to be SURE to include in the book. What did you want to "have" or to "know" as you embarked on recovery.  What did you spend hours searching the forum to find?  What did you want or [...] to know?

I have my own ideas, but if this is going to work, I am going to put up a few huge posterboards and print out your comments and include them in the pre-writing/planning process.

If you would - please let me know what you think - in general. 

Should [...] write a book?
If so, what do *I* want to see included that would be a help?


This may or may not be God's plan for me.  I feel pulled in this direction, but I am [...] waiting on hearing from God on this before I go off thinking I can be an author.  :laugh:
Thanks, guys,

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[Buddie]

Re: Writing a book maybe - need your help
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2013, 07:43:23 pm »
Hi [...]....Cool!!! I think you should do it!!! Esp. since Bliss Johns just closed her website..we [...] more people spreading the word about this.

What helped me was hearing others peoples stories and hearing that they recovered. Also, what they have gained from the experience. A list of normal symptoms helped alleviate my fears... It would be cool to make the book and then make a "workbook" for people going through it... Like a book to draw in, and write positive affirmations, or a place to put your favorite success stories, maybe some CBT or ACT stuff.

Great idea, I really hope this works out. If I can help in any way, I would be happy to!
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing a book maybe - need your help
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2013, 08:06:46 pm »
And secondly - if it is, I want your help to know what to be SURE to include in the book. What did you want to "have" or to "know" as you embarked on recovery.  What did you spend hours searching the forum to find?  What did you want or [...] to know?

Depends on the purpose and target market of the book. I am assuming it a recovery guide written for people who are going through benzo wd?

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[Buddie]

Re: Writing a book maybe - need your help
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2013, 08:17:32 pm »
I've prayed about the same thing for over a year now.  [...] praying!  I will help in any way that I can.
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Re: Writing a book maybe - need your help
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2013, 08:20:19 pm »
[...], write the book. Just write the book. I repeat, with emphasis, write the book.  ;)

[...], where have YOU been? Please also write the book!

-Dave
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing a book maybe - need your help
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2013, 09:39:52 pm »
Hi Guys - I'm praying hard right now about whether or not to write a book on recovery - something very thorough.

If I do this, I want it to be conversational - just the way I write here on the forum.  Layman's terms.  Encouraging. Real.  Scientific, but comprehendible.  Nothing overly confusing. 

I am praying first of all - to see if this is God's plan - for me to write this.

And secondly - if it is, I want your help to know what to be SURE to include in the book. What did you want to "have" or to "know" as you embarked on recovery.  What did you spend hours searching the forum to find?  What did you want or [...] to know?

I have my own ideas, but if this is going to work, I am going to put up a few huge posterboards and print out your comments and include them in the pre-writing/planning process.

If you would - please let me know what you think - in general. 

Should [...] write a book?
If so, what do *I* want to see included that would be a help?


This may or may not be God's plan for me.  I feel pulled in this direction, but I am [...] waiting on hearing from God on this before I go off thinking I can be an author.  :laugh:
Thanks, guys,

:)[...]

I suggest if you're going to write a book, do it for yourself and others.

It has nothing to do with god's plan.

If you find enjoyment in doing something, why would that have anything to do with god?

I'm sure you would be really good at writing any kind of book. You're very talented in writing and getting points across. :)

I just don't understand what god has to do with it. Sorry.   :(
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing a book maybe - need your help
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2013, 11:32:25 pm »
Thank you everyone. :)  I really appreciate your input. 

This would be a thorough multi-faceted approach to addressing benzo recovery, but with a more in-depth account and with more in-depth explanations than I have seen written about before. 

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[Buddie]

Re: Writing a book maybe - need your help
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2013, 11:36:50 pm »
[...], I think that is an awesome plan you have. Your posts have helped so many of us here and you are able to explain everything so well. I do hope you go ahead with the idea and if you [...] your prayers answered from God to do the work then I hope that you do as that seems important to you :thumbsup:
[...] :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing a book maybe - need your help
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2013, 06:10:39 am »
[...],

this time i agree with [...]--just do it. if it's a desire, then God put there in the first place. i have this desire too. i feel i have to write about my experience since i've had two lives that feel like a thousand that have to do with benzo withdrawal. just try to have as much research down pat so be prepared to answer any and all questions. you have so much to give to people about all the supplements you have already researched. you can put a portion of 'What's Happening in Your Brain" in there. i have an idea for mine and you can have it as well--i was thinking (with certain people's permission) to put some people's posts in the book.

I said thinking about it :tickedoff: just kidding! great idea [...]! it will be a smash :) and best seller!
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing a book maybe - need your help
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2013, 02:00:19 pm »
Hi [...],

I think you should do it - it would be such a service to this most excluded of communities.

You're a marvellous writer; you have done the very hard yards of withdrawal; and you have a gift for explaining complex scientific concepts to non-specialists.

I wish you well in your reflections and prayers.

Warmly,

[...].
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