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Aug 15, 2019 12:42:53

Here's to Dumb Ideas

by @brianball PATRON | 357 words | 401💌

Brian Ball

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I posted an idea about co-writing a short book.


It's a dumb idea. I have proof.


We're all adults here, so we know our days aren't chock full of wide-open chunks of do-nothing time. 

We're busy. 

When we're not busy doing stuff we-think-we -have-to do, we're in recovery-mode busying ourselves with things-we-think-we-want-to do.


Well, the idea is that we split the cost of a pre-made cover and have co-ownership of a digital book project. 


But, as the adult humans that we are, we know that's kinda BS. The work is not going to be distributed evenly.


Somebody is going to do more than their fair share of work -- or the whole thing will die in a domino effect of ghosting each other -- it's a thing.


So why did I think It would be fun?


Simply: There are some good stories here on 200 words.


@baz is inspirational - with his manifestos and twitter marketing funnels

@5plus6 is discovering her unique place in this world and in her teeth

@sarasilva brings a lightness of being and tales from her home town metro artists

@philh admits he eats pizza in bed ( the sign of a confident man with nothing to prove )

@twizzle shares real struggles anonymously -- for fear of retribution (smart man)

@lucjah shows up -- even if she's used all her energy taking grandchildren to the beach

@jacklyons loses his streak and jumps back on the horse admitting he doesn't know why he's here. But, he's here. He shows up and it's fantastic. ( does anybody know? )

@jasonleow brings a Yoda-like calmness to our process and shares what he's learning elsewhere

@keni washes us with the smile she reserves for 1-on-1 connections -- but we sense it

@abrahamkim can write a diner scene full of drugged co-eds like no other. (or he's working on it )


So, do we need a cover and direction and stories and plot? Would it be enjoyable?


Anybody here not have enough to do already?

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    @brianball -great ideas! So it would be a book of the collection of stories? Looking forward to it!

    5plus6 avatar 5plus6 | Aug 18, 2019 00:01:36
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    @brianball so funny! I'm down. At the very least, I can pick one of my former, non-pizza related post 🍕

    PhilH avatar PhilH | Aug 16, 2019 20:25:32
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      @philh - okay, we're 4 so far -- who will be the 5th? ( meet in Slack )

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Aug 16, 2019 12:33:35
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      @brianball I'm about to go to Berlin Blockchain Week, it's going to be hectic for a while 🤯

      PhilH avatar PhilH | Aug 17, 2019 21:47:12
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      @philh - enjoy Berlin

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Aug 17, 2019 12:58:04
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    @brianball I'm down to try (most) things once 🤣 as long as we're a few, something nice could come up

    Sara Silva avatar Sara Silva | Aug 16, 2019 11:38:38
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      @sarasilva -- I agree -- the unexpected and unexpectable is what makes the new stuff enjoyable ( sometimes ) -- check out: http://goonwrite.com -- send me some screen pics of stuff you like

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Aug 16, 2019 09:49:46
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    @brianball thanks for the goonwrite link - love the productized design service idea! I'd love to try this if I'm not so over-committed at the moment. Maybe next time! :)

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Aug 16, 2019 11:31:27
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    @brianball

    Lol I didn't think it was a dumb idea. I was actually going to talk to you about it if we got to talk on the phone today

    Abe avatar Abe | Aug 15, 2019 23:58:15
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    @brianball - Lol. SMILING!
    It is a good idea. I actually am just seeing this and the post about the idea.
    I was telling Seun that I am over committed and I feel like I am not doing a good job in any of them. Maybe just this streak here.

    So maybe having the details of the topic, the process of reading and evaluating and such(most time consuming pieces) - will allow me to clearly see if I can commit and deliver.

    I am down to be part of a writer's experiment. And we should add the #TeamStreak sergeant (Brandon) if he can join as well.

    But I would like to do my fair share of the work once I commit.

    Keni avatar Keni | Aug 15, 2019 16:04:44
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