Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Small Step Toward the Laws of Making

Per a suggestion in the comments, I've added a page that will eventually host a concise overview of the Laws of Making.

I will have a great deal more to say about making, much of which will be necessary to get to that concise overview.

Here, let me simply say that I discovered the Laws of Making while working on my first novel, Sand Castles Against the Tide. It was something that I'd understood implicitly for some time and in various ways. However, it wasn't until I undertook to write the book that I had both the context and the need to work out an explicit formulation of the laws.

That's fine, you say, but what are the Laws of Making?

They are that which sets the makers apart from the users.

What does that mean?

That one of the things we'll explore in the coming months and years.