The next book in my creativity series is in the works. It will be my sixth book, but it is Book No.2 the series that began with HATCH!—the current book. (Download complete first chapter—FREE—above "Hatch Sample.") Order HATCH! HERE
The upcoming book is the personal side of creativity: knowing and accepting your own creativity and being actively creative. It is based on my presentation Recapturing Your Creative Spirit. (See link, above, in "What's Brewing" to watch a full on-line version of this presentation at TEDx.)
After years of teaching my "7 Agreements of Brainstorming" to executives through Disney University I grew weary of the endless parade of executives who told me, "Well, I like your process, but I'm not really creative."
I din't know what they meant. I see signs of a creative spirit in everyone. And I ain't talking art supplies and Broadway musicals.
The yet-to-be-titled new book is growing beyond just convincing readers of their "factory-installed", "you've-had-it-since-birth", "creator spirit." Some of the subjects that I've been think and writing about (in words and pictures) can be seen in my "notes" on the two page spread from the early pages of my brand new, just started two days ago, bright-red-cover sketchbook, below.
I like to move back and forth between my MacBook Pro (plinking out words and stories) and the more tactile practice of felt pens in my sketchbook or one of my fountain pens gliding across a clean, blank space.
HOMWORK This weekend, pick a day (YUP, a full day) and use ONLY "alternate" writing instruments: NO rolerball, ball point—whatever your regular writing device is—and switch to ...everything else: felt pens, PENCIL(!), crayons, and fountain pen. (Inexspencive—less than $20—fountain pens available at most office products barns and ALL artist supply shops. Try it you might LVOE it.) IF YOU HAVE ALREADY READ HATCH!, this is a good time to start using the fun and simple exercises in chapter 14, The Doodle Factor, in the book-within-a-book: "McNair's Fearless Field Guide to Doodling." Please send me a snapshot of you handy work. <36>