In this dialogue, a comical account of a publisher and a writer who are consummating a contract for a new book.
Publisher: I’ve read your manuscript. I found it rather creative. But what brought you to our publishing house?
Artist: I believe your vision and mine are in agreement. I think my goal is to communicate through art using science to help the public learn to think and dream in new ways.
P: You don’t seem like a foolish man. Therefore, I must assume you are ambitious. Can you summarize your book.
A: I am nothing if I am not succinct. My book is my baby. I am trusting it with you. She talks about the creative thinking as a science to a school of students. Many are different types of artists. Some are scientists. They are all using creative thinking to produce a practical product. Much the same way I made this book. Please, publish it.
P: You are holding my captive. Please continue.
A: Creative thinking is really a science. In books like the Artists’ Way, she talks about cluster diagrams to build new ideas. I sometimes use this method when I write from an outline or get stuck doing a first draft. My baby used this as an example to her students in a hardy method to use when creating a product and using creative thinking.
P: Where did you do your research on creative thinking, besides the Artists’ Way. I assume you have read the book.
A: Yes, and Creative Thinking by J.G. Bennet. Who was a scientist with cultish bent for activities about creative thinking.
P: Can you polish up this rewrite I made of your first chapter and have it back in a week?
P: Here is a standard contract for your book. Read it. Sign it. Hand it in with the rewrite.
P: Here is an advance cheque for $1000.00. I hope it quenches your thirst for all that ambition you hold.
A: Thank you.
P: You are very welcome.