1. Sense of Place
A random collection of words that come into my head, when I think of Place:
geography, countries, space, universe, planets, under a bed, inside a pocket, up a tree, inside my head, sea/ocean, community.
I took the bold words (the ones with most potential) and took them further:
Community- internet/class (academic and social)/ interests (movies/gaming)/ fun
Planets- space shuttle/ aliens/ mystery/astronaut
Inside my Head- dream/ imagination/ fears/ passions/ ambition/ secrets/ self-discovery/ unique to you
I assume that the audience is in my hands, identify and satisfy.
Community- The members of the community I would choose
Planets- Could be good to make an adventure book for children
Inside my Head- 1. A children’s book that entails the adventure inside their own imagination
Inside my Head- 2. A self-help book. Using words like “self-discovery” I could create a book aimed at people in need of help, but it would be good for it to have a narrative. A fun story behind it that is engaging and requires the reader to do a lot of the work.
3. Relationship between Book & Web
Community- An online place for that community to meet and discuss
Planets- Come to a point in the book where you need to go online and solve a puzzle to continue
Inside my Head- 1. Come to a point in the book where you need to go online and solve a puzzle to continue
Inside my Head- 2. Track progress online/ communities and forums
4. Weighing Up Ideas
Community- Potentially really popular, depending on the community. For example, music, film and games all have extremely popular forum sites and another one would be easily looked over. Identify a minority community and give them a place to meet.
Planets- Overdone. An endless list of children books about space. Create something unique about this and it would have to be well advertised.
Inside my Head- 1. Children’s book (as mentioned before) are easily found and for this to be anything new it would need to have an X-factor.
Inside my Head-2. Self Help book’s are massively popular now and I think that one with that little something new and different about it would be really successful. Find a way for the book & site to be interactive, fun and unique.
Whatever I produce, I want it to be fun and very graphical. If graphical doesn’t meet the ‘norm’ for that particular style, use this to my advantage. e.g. use this an opportunity to find humour.