Something very interesting happened recently. I asked on my Facebook wall a simple request, “If you ever wanted to author a book in your lifetime, click the ‘Like’ button.“. To my utter surprise, 261 people showed interest in authoring a book. Over 80 people have even finalized their topic of the book. It is astounding to see the kind of interest that people have in writing a book.
However, even though people have the intent and desire to author a book, it’s a lot tougher to put that into action. When I started with book authoring many years ago, I faced that problem initially and I really wished there was someone to help guide me and motivate me.
Having authored four books now (and working on my fifth), I figured it would be nice to have an event to help people achieve their dream of authoring their book. Thus was born the ‘Book Authoring Retreat‘. It’s an intense, highly focused, two day book writing workshop which is part of the 100 day plan to bring out the book. The aim of the retreat is to encourage and help the participants publish their book by March 1st, 2014. Every participant commits to ensuring that their book gets published by that deadline.
It takes place in a lush green 9 acre farm in a beautiful village. You can get more details about the event at http://Kiruba.com/authoring
That’s me at the start of the Unconference on natural farming and sustainable living. Breaking the ice by asking everybody to tell their neighbors about their ideal farm life.
I’m wearing a veshti, my attire of choice when I’m at my village. Way more comfortable (and airy) than a pant!
It was two days of learning, sharing, meeting and making life-long friends. Loved the conversation styled sessions and impressed by how self-organized we all were. Here are some photos from the event. Please tag yourself and people you know.
We were successfully able to meet our goal.
One of the five parallel sessions at ‘Back to the Land’ Unconference. Spaces in Besant Nagar was just the perfect venue for this event.
I have registered at ‘Back To The Land’ unconference – http://backtotheland.in/register/. I will be speaking on my experience in balancing City life (with a professional consulting gig) and Village life (managing my farm). I have lots of useful tips to share and mistakes to avoid. This is an unconference, which means anyone is welcome to speak and share their experience with others. This event is easily the best place to meet people who share a passion for farming and sustainable living.