“Writing a book is an adventure: to begin with it is a toy and amusement; then it becomes a master, and than it becomes a tyrant; and the last phase is just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude – you kill the monster and fling him to the public.”
I am currently doing the “finishing touches” on the second edition of “Organizing Creativity”. It will be available on this site on Sunday (fingers crossed! ;-)).
All in all, I am very happy about the second edition. It took a huge chunk of time, but I think it was worth it (and I am very, very happy when the work is done).
It currently looks like this:
and has the following description:
Creativity, deliberately creating something that is new and useful, is more than just one idea.
Whether in art, science, or for private creative projects, a good idea needs countless other ideas. An idea for a plot needs ideas for characters, settings, and dialogues, an idea for a study needs ideas for dependent variables, instructions, materials. And even private projects need to be fleshed out.
To deal with these ideas and to actually realize the projects, creativity needs an unlikely ally — organization.
In this book, we look at creativity, organization, ways to organize creativity by mastering the topic, generating ideas, capturing ideas, collecting ideas, realizing creative projects, and archiving ideas, and at tools, general tips, and resources.
This book aims to enlarge your options when working in science (incl. engineering and commercial projects), art, or on private projects to improve the chance of realizing creative projects. The focus is on creating the infrastructure for having ideas and realizing them.
More information on www.organizingcreativity.com
Until it is online, I have pulled the draft version and the links to the PDF of the first version. BTW, I have met my goal of staying below 400 pages (more or less, it has 400 pages) and reduced the word count (less long-windedness).
More on Sunday.