Mar 01, 2019 18:08:22

Book Design

by @basilesamel PATRON | 201 words | 125🔥 | 129💌

Basile Samel

Current day streak: 125🔥
Total posts: 129💌
Total words: 50812 (203 pages 📄)

I just came back to my parents' house. The French countryside is cold and quiet, yet peaceful. It is the perfect environment to gather my thoughts and finish my book.

I'm sitting in my childhood room. My very own Fortress of Meditation. Coated in a poncho, I haven't shaved in weeks. I look like a lunatic. My writings are sitting there with me. They are still raw and need some structure.

I went with a three-part structure at first, but I'm not satisfied with it.

Now I decided to divide my work into 50+ atomic sections, each covering a thought I have about travel, mobility, or nomadism. Each section should be able to stand on its own while deepening the meaning of the overall structure, like a beautiful forest of majestic trees. Practical, yet challenging. Book design is not easy. Each part should be well balanced. I feel inspired by Montaigne's Essays when it comes to style. He writes in a didactic manner, but he never misses to entertain the reader. An enlighted consciousness, in a paper format. That's what a book should be.

I should be done with the initial structure by tomorrow. There are 15 days left before the release date.

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    @basilesamel congrats on reaching 100 days streak! #100daysclub

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Mar 02, 2019 20:59:17
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      @jasonleow thank you Jason! :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Mar 02, 2019 14:38:09
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    @basilesamel <<I look like a lunatic. >> hihihi... you ARE a lunatic :-)))
    <<An enlighted consciousness, in a paper format>> I love that!
    (will squeeze it into my patchwork! I'm sorry I missed you yesterday, but your post is actually from the 1st.) So beware! haha!)

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Mar 02, 2019 11:00:37
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    @basilesamel
    100 lat 100 lat niech żyje żyje nam!!!
    as we sing in Polish ;-)))

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Mar 02, 2019 10:51:14
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      @lucjah what does it mean?? :D

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Mar 02, 2019 14:37:56
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      @basilesamel 100 years, 100 years may you leave!
      <<traditional Polish song that is sung to express good wishes, good health and long life.
      The song is sung both at informal gatherings (birthdays) and at formal events.
      Frequently the song makes reference to alcohol consumption>>
      [A kto z nami nie wypije niech go piorun trzaśnie
      And who shall not drink with us, may be hit by lightning!]
      LOL Welcome to Poland!!!

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Mar 02, 2019 17:07:20
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      @lucjah thank you then :P

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Mar 02, 2019 18:20:56
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