I am writing a book about Microadventures at the moment. It will be available early next summer, though I have to complete the manuscript by the end of this month.
If you have enjoyed the microadventures idea then I need your help!
I have two quick questions for you. Question 1 is the most important.
As well as the “stories” of different microadventures I have done, the book will have lots of short instructional chapters. These will be along the lines of “Microadventure Kit List” and “How to Find a Place to Sleep Wild”. Because I have done this sort of thing so often I fear I forget how much other people do not know (in the nicest possible way!).
So my question is this: what useful, instructional information would you like to see included in the book?
Books by famous people often begin with a couple of pages of quotes from prestigious newspaper reviews or other famous people. Stuff like,
“Jamie Oliver’s tips on boiling an egg have really helped me with my egg boiling” – Barrack Obama.
I really want this book to be one that is not only nice to read, but also actually persuades people to head out and sleep on a hill for the first time. To that end I want to begin my book with quotes from non-famous, not-very-adventurous people who went on their first microadventure and found some benefit from it.
So my question is this: please will you write a short endorsement of the “idea” of microadventures and why you like them? I will use some of them in the book. For example:
“I have always enjoyed reading about adventure but never considered trying it for myself. I was too busy, too old and too unfit. I decided to try sleeping on a hill one night and loved it. It helped me relax, to refocus my work/life balance and it was fun!” – John Smith, 45, IT accounts manager, Slough.
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