Remember the book? Or had it fallen out of your memory, as it had mine?
Well, I stumbled across this website/blog/book yesterday, and it might just be the solution to getting that first draft written. It’s basically about how to write your book as a series of blog posts, getting feedback and building an audience for the book along the way. This appeals to me for a number of reasons, the biggest of which is simply this: I am not good at writing in a vacuum. I love to write, but I need to share my writing with other people for it to be meaningful. Otherwise it becomes a chore, and eventually I stop doing it.
So I’m thinking I will start writing a second blog, on a different domain name, for the book. (Don’t worry, I’ll also announce each blog post here, so you can go visit if that particular chapter interests you.)
I’m trying to think of a title for the book, which will also be the domain name. “The Creative Process” is out, since a cybersquatter is trying to sell that domain name – for a mere $20,000 (yikes!). Any thoughts on catchy titles? The book is basically about how to explore different techniques, materials, etc., then turn the explorations into ideas, ideas into designs, and designs into finished products. A brief outline might look like this:
- Generating Ideas
- Going Exploring
- Evaluating your explorations
- Generating ideas
- Making a mood board
- Evaluating themes
- Creating a Design
- Brainstorming Designs
- Refining your Design
- Testing your Design
- What questions do you have about your design?
- Sampling – Get your design questions answered
- Planning your construction
- Making the piece
- Managing risk and troubleshooting
- Celebrate the Finish
So…any ideas for a catchy title that isn’t taken?