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Ko Ko Naing
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Henry,
Are the chapters written by authors, who are expertise in the chapter topic? Or is there any official or unofficial way in seperating the job?
Finally I'm too curious to know which chapters are written by who? Thanks...
 
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Originally posted by Ko Ko Naing:
Henry,
Are the chapters written by authors, who are expertise in the chapter topic? Or is there any official or unofficial way in seperating the job?
Finally I'm too curious to know which chapters are written by who? Thanks...


I'll try to answer this one... but of course, it implies that we actually had a process...

First, you choose a chapter, write it, choose another chapter, write it, until the book is done. Second, you check out a chapter you hate, want to work on, or feel needs work, rewrite it, and check it back in. After doing that dozens and dozens of times, you sit together, and work on the whole book together -- word by word, sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph, and chapter by chapter... then the hard part happens...

You are joined by a talented editor, and her team of talented copy editors, graphic artists, and tech reviewers, and you get to rewrite the chapter a couple of dozen more times... ... BTW, this part is very important because after writing a chapter over and over again, and reading them probably hundreds of times, what you think it says and what it actually says probably have no relationship to each other...

Henry
 
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Very interesting story and experience Henry! If writing a book is like smashing the head against the wall why are so many authors out there? (just kidding ).

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Just in case, some people took me too seriously, I was somewhat joking about some parts...

Other parts, I was being totally serious...

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Originally posted by Henry Wong:
I'll try to answer this one... but of course, it implies that we actually had a process...

Thanks a lot for your warm reply, Henry...

First, you choose a chapter, write it, choose another chapter, write it, until the book is done. Second, you check out a chapter you hate, want to work on, or feel needs work, rewrite it, and check it back in. After doing that dozens and dozens of times, you sit together, and work on the whole book together -- word by word, sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph, and chapter by chapter... then the hard part happens...

You are joined by a talented editor, and her team of talented copy editors, graphic artists, and tech reviewers, and you get to rewrite the chapter a couple of dozen more times... ... BTW, this part is very important because after writing a chapter over and over again, and reading them probably hundreds of times, what you think it says and what it actually says probably have no relationship to each other...

The process is really interesting... Like Ali said, there are so many people involving in writing this book... So do u mean that there is no separation like "Henry, u write this and David, u write that"?

Thanks a lot for your explanation on this issue...
 
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