Remember the book? Â 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. Â 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. Â 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. Â I love to write, but I need to share my writing with other people for it to be meaningful. Â 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. Â (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. Â “The Creative Process” is out, since a cybersquatter is trying to sell that domain name – for a mere $20,000 (yikes!). Â Any thoughts on catchy titles? Â 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. Â 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?