Some of you have asked if I plan to write another book.
I am now considering a second book! But I’ll need YOUR help.
I’m thinking of publishing a book based on the Learning the Hard Way series. I may choose some of the stories that I’ve already posted on the blog (with a more expanded response). But I’ll need more contributions in order to make a whole book.
If you’d like to contribute to this project, send me your story of how you learned the hard way. The instructions would be about the same as the website contributions:
*I’ll consider stories from anyone, but I’m primarily interested in hearing from Filipinos.
*Your real name and email will be kept anonymous. I will give you a pseudonym or nickname, and I might give some very general information (example: “John,” a first year college student).
*I’ll be responsible for editing the English.
*Your story must be submitted through email—not in the comments section here. If you are extremely cautious, just create an free email address for the purpose of corresponding with me.
*You must specifically tell me that you are interested in having this story printed. I never post the content of someone’s email (even anonymously) without his/her permission.
*The story should be no more than about 4 pages.
Here are a few more things to consider:
You will not get any royalties if I use your story (remember—you’ll be completely anonymous and I’ll be the only one who knows your identity). If this seems unfair, please keep something else in mind: I have a lot of work to do after you submit your story (editing, emailing you for clarification, etc). It isn’t just as simple as copying and pasting your work into the book.
Since this is going to be printed, I will get your approval on the final version of your story. I want to be 100% sure we are both satisfied no one could identify you by the story.
If I do use your story, I’ll give you an autographed copy of the new book (once it is printed).
Your story might keep someone else from committing your mistakes or encourage others who have made the same mistakes.
So, do you want to help with this project? First, go back and read the original post that started the Learning the Hard Way. Then let me know if you are interested
I’m waiting . . .
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