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[Buddie]

Re: Writing a book maybe - need your help
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2013, 03:53:46 pm »
I thought about writting a book of just recovery stories. and  lump them into side effect categories.....like if your main symptom is depression go to this chapter. if your main symptom was anxiety or insomnia or akathesia go to these chapters.  success stories are great but the reason I don't go to the success story board here is that I don't have the patience  to read through 100 really long success stories to find one I can relate to. yes the other ones are inspiring, but I just want the ones that sound like me.and what I am going through.....I wish people would word their success stories like that or that benzo buddies was organized more like that.  so I guess that is what I would like to see in a book a section like that.....my benzo brain just can't sift through a 100 stories to find the one I [...].....[...].xo p.s. I think you'd be a great author [...].
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing a book maybe - need your help
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2013, 06:16:47 pm »
[...],

definitely write the book. I am sure God wants this to happen. I am sure it will be a very difficult book to write as there are so many variables when coming off Benzos.

[...]
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing a book maybe - need your help
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2013, 07:02:34 pm »
Whether or not you decide to write the book is up to you - or God, if you want to put it that way, although on that question I land alongside [...] and Daisys - but I think you should.

And to that end: I've been a publishing author since I was 17, mostly "creative nonfiction" but I'm working on a PhD in behavioral ecology so my current work is all scientific in nature.... which, for ideological compensation and to keep my head from coming apart, I have been balancing for the past few years with forays into comedy writing. (I'd link to some of my material on here but it has my real name on it and there's an anathema against sharing personal information on BB, especially now that Dr. Douche-Little is back up to his old antics.)

Sooo yeah, my opinion is write the book, and if there's anything I can do to help please don't hesitate to PM me!
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing a book maybe - need your help
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2013, 07:46:22 pm »
Dear [...],

You should write a book.

Love,
God

 ;D












Okay, that wasn't really God. It was me.   :angel:


God probably doesn't even an account here.   :(



[...], it's a huge undertaking, so kudos to you for seriously considering it. I think you're certainly capable. 

You write well. You're full of knowledge. You have a remarkable gift for expressing your inherent compassion without being condescending, and for being encouraging without being harsh.  :smitten:


Plus, you somehow manage to explain benzo brains to people with benzo brains.  :o

Are you thinking of writing your personal story? That might be the best way to provide some guidance without giving medical advice, which is probably something you'd want to avoid (much the way it works on the forum).

Whatever book you're thinking of writing, it sounds to me like it's been nagging you for a while. If that's the case, you probably don't have any choice.  ;)
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing a book maybe - need your help
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2013, 12:56:16 am »
Book--------->>>GREAT idea.  And VERY marketable.

And I hope you not only write your personal story, I hope you include some of the specific things you did that helped you get through it. That way you are giving people that great information you've done so much research on without actually giving medical advice. People can take it or leave it, as do we all on most things.

Your information has been MOST helpful to me. It would be nice to have it available and accessible to those who will never find it here at this site.    :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing a book maybe - need your help
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2013, 01:08:16 am »
[...],
Write the book! I like the workbook idea where people can list symptoms and then figure out how to cope with them, plus success stories- case studies, explanations of what's happening in your brain, common side effects, tapering schedules that work, a list of benzo wise doctors and resources. Write the book... and then make sure that sick people who don't visit bookstores very often can find it!!!  :):thumbsup:
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing a book maybe - need your help
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2013, 01:15:36 am »
an ebook would be fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing a book maybe - need your help
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2013, 07:07:47 am »
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especially now that Dr. Douche-Little is back up to his old antics.

huraquan,

who is Dr. Douche? ;D
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing a book maybe - need your help
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2013, 07:13:13 am »
YES dear [...],
i also think you should. by now you seem to have so much knowledge so in my
opinion its an absolute MUST: good luck
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing a book maybe - need your help
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2013, 08:48:07 am »
If you can take an objective approach, by which I mean do not include the word 'God' anywhere, except in a seperate chapter dedicated to withdrawal and religion/belief, so that it can benefit anyone, with any, or no belief system, then- and only then- it is "God's will" that you should write it ;)
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