My non-fiction project (2) – the plan

Now I’ve taken the first step in preparing my book on the history of literature as depicted on postage stamps from around the world – deciding what’s actually going to be in it.

A book like this takes a lot of planning. It involves researching the topic, and finding and purchasing the stamps that will illustrate the story. Here, I’d like to share with you the plan I’ve put together for mine. As you can see, it’s going to keep me occupied for quite a long time! I’d love to hear what you think of the book’s outline.


ChapterTimescale
1. Introduction Jun 20
2. Celebrating books
International Year of the Book 1972Jun 20
World Book DayJul 20
International Book FairsAug 20
3. The history of storytelling
VisualAug 20
WrittenSep 20
DigitalOct 20
4. The history of writing
InventionsNov 20
Writing systemsDec 20
5. The writers
Ancient writersJan 21
Pre 20th century writersFeb/Mar 20
20th century writersApr/May 20
21st century writersJun 21
African writersJul/Aug 21
Latin American writersSep/Oct 21
European writersNov/Dec 21
Asian writersJan/Feb 22
North American writersMar 22
Writers of the Arab worldApr 22
6. The books
Myths & legendsMay 22
Religious booksJun 22
Fairy talesJul 22
Adult booksAug/Sep 22
Children’s booksOct 22
7. Writing collectivesNov 22

2 thoughts on “My non-fiction project (2) – the plan”

  1. I’m not an author so this project sounds terrific and a bit scary but I wish you every success. Look forward to the finished book.

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