Tapestry Book: the deep work behind the scenes

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Tapestry Book: deep work and inside out.

Inspirations From Writers

Fascinating ways to read, write, research, highlight, retrieve, pick, proofread, find a balance between productivity and presence, use tech hacks online and offline – as a writer—for example, and reader.

For example, I tuned in to the conversation between Tim Ferris and Maria Popova to listen and take notes to improve my writing over time.

In my archive of highlights, I found some great and helpful writing advice curated by Maria Popova.

“Alongside these edifying essentials, Hemingway offered young Samuelson some concrete writing advice. Advocating for staying with what psychologists now call flow, he begins with the psychological discipline of the writing process (…)”

Other inspiring thoughts from writers and bloggers.

Blogging isn’t just a way to organize your research — it’s a way to do research for a book or essay or story or speech you don’t even know you want to write yet. It’s a way to discover what your future books & essays & stories & speeches will be about.” — Cory Doctorow


“I write all kinds of things, and keep random journals of notes, thoughts, ideas, and bad diagrams. I keep them all for the same reason Austin and others keep theirs. To find what I didn’t know I was looking for. That inspiration. That connected dot. That story I want to tell next.

This is an excellent reminder that we should take time to reflect on what we’ve thought previously, as it might be more applicable to what we’re thinking today than it was when we wrote it down.”Brian Dusablon


“(…) Through the magic of the written medium we become privy to the thoughts inside another person’s skull. Neuroscientists consider the brain to be a universe in itself. Writers, in that sense, then become explorers providing a glimpse into a place that is largely unknown.

Good writers, of course, do much, much more than that. They mine their emotions, exhibit deep states of empathy and manage to connect with their readers at more than just one level. A non-fiction book then can answer a pressing, practical question, can offer suggestions that help with real world problems, can educate, inform, amaze and entertain all at the same time. The same list, in reverse, can be applied to great fiction.” — David Amerland


“We know that we are ready to share our knowledge when we can explain it simply. This often takes many attempts. Making ideas as simple as possible, but no more, takes time and practice. As French mathematician, Blaise Pascal, commented about a letter he wrote, “I have made this longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter.”

Brevity and clarity are skills to be developed over time.” — @hjarche

Thoughts on ebooks

I examine technology while using McLuhan tetrad. Below is my take on ebooks.

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Tapestry Book Project Management

Writing, editing, formatting, and designing my ebook on connectedness and continuous learning take time, discipline, pause and persistence. It is an emotional journey. So check out my creative and productive flow for the Tapestry Book Project Management below.

Tapestry Book Project

Tapestry Book Project. A flowchart produced by Rotana Ty.

Tapestry goes through my flâneur’s journey over 63 pages of my personal learnings, stories and reflections in an ebook format. Through thoughts, experience, practices, inspirations, nudges, and questions, I share my story to work and learn continuously in a networked world.


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