In an effort to develop a zesty writing habit, BookLeaf Publishing has launched a 21-day writing challenge in hopes of inspiring writers to write their hearts out. They believe that carrying on something for more than 21 days makes it a habit and therefore posting this three week challenge people will keep writing.
Once a participant signs up for the challenge, they are expected to submit an article, which can be anything like poems, diary entries, haikus, quotes, etc., for 21 regular days. The team then compiles these articles into a draft and helps the author format, edit, and illustrate, if the author wishes, before proceeding with the publication of the book. A consultant is assigned to the author from the start to make the whole process transparent and unique.
The idea for the challenge arose out of a short survey the company conducted with members of its team and authors who had worked with it before. “We realized that although almost 80% of those surveyed wrote in some form or another, only about 15% wrote regularly out of habit. We wanted to change that, ”says Musavir Khurshid, CEO of BookLeaf Publishing.
The challenge goes far beyond developing a new habit, says Shivangi Verma, co-founder of BookLeaf Publishing. “People have used the platform in countless ways to express themselves. To talk about their broken hearts, to commemorate their failures and successes, to thank the beauty around them, to remedy social issues, to write self notes meant to be read a few years later, to post a person’s doodles and gift to them on their birthday, to record blessings and lessons for their children. people around you, ”she said .
Covid and blockades have had a huge impact on mental health. People have lived and are still living in unfathomable agony, trying to cope with the loss of loved ones, the feeling of helplessness and the feeling of emptiness. Letting him out allows a semblance of closure. “The challenge is also an attempt to encourage the authors to write these thoughts down on paper in order to make sense of what one has been through and to remind that bad times will pass eventually,” said Shivangi.
If writing a book in itself is a task, getting it published seems more so. Especially for newbie writers who are just starting out in the business of their books, the whole process can be quite taxing. Moreover, many of these authors are sometimes not even sure about their decision to take such an important step. At BookLeaf Publishing, we aim to make authors feel comfortable with the publishing process, explains Musavir. “The challenge inspires confidence in the author who remains in control of every element of his book throughout. It is more of an experience to be remembered and an outcome worth cherishing. . “
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