Engine of More: Structure of a book
Frankly this morning I feel I’ve run out of steam a little bit. I’m not sure what to write next and that’s not good because objectively I’m still right at the beginning of this project. I suppose this shouldn’t come as a surprise, I knew this would happen, this is the very thing I am trying to tackle by regularly blogging. So, welcome “writers block” or more exactly, the fear of actually starting. I’m going to get stuck in with a short bit about common sense.
I’ve had a pre-occupation with layout. I’d really like a structure to both “hang” the writing I’ve already done onto as well as to see where I have gaps. I suspect the best thing is to make up a structure, no matter how far away it ends up being from the final one for the actual book. Here is a structure I made for a theoretical Handbook for the fictional Wabi-Sabi Workshop, my utopian idea number 3 from the list written on Friday 22nd February 2019.
Welcome to the Wabi-Sabi Workshop Owners Manual
The Wabi-Sabi Workshop Mission
The History of the Wabi-Sabi Workshop
The Values of the Wabi-Sabi Workshop
What is the Wabi-Sabi workshop boot camp.
How do I become a member of the Wabi-Sabi workshop Community?
What is the Wabi-Sabi Workshop Bootcamp?
Who can use the workshop?
Who can not use the workshop?
Is there a way to engage the whole community?
How do I get permission to do something?
How do I organise an event?
How to conduct yourself in the workshop
How to store things in the workshop
What does not belong in the workshop?
How to find things in the workshop
When can you work in the space?
What can you do in the space?
The tool road map
Which tools can you use in the workshop?
What tools are used for what tasks in the workshop?
What to do if there is a broken tool
What to do if there is a tool you’d like that isn’t available
How to donate a tool
How to borrow a tool
How to learn more about a tool
The Wabi-Sabi Workshop reading & viewing list
The Wabi-Sabi Workshop, Rules of Thumb
More info about Wabi-Sabi in design & culture
I’ll be frank, the above content list seems really boring and pedestrian to me, so I expect I’ll weird it up a little, if/when I write the content. I dunno really.
Today’s thumb is a picture taken in the Nottingham Hackspace showing the remains of a sheet of donated perspex used to cut several hundred of several thousands of tiny plastic rabbits made by Toby https://twitter.com/matingslinkys, a drill with wings and a saw with “to the workshop” on it.