The recent discussion of a NaNoWriMo promotion kicked me in a random new direction, and gave me a cool idea for a promotional product we could distribute: motivational posters for writers.
I'm picturing choosing some short-and-sweet writing advice ("BUTT IN CHAIR, HANDS ON KEYBOARD," anybody?), prettifying it all up and maybe an illustration courtesy of the good designers of SE, and adding a slogan and a URL to the corner. I'm thinking of something on the lines of a pullout poster from a magazine - cheap, compact, easy to produce and distribute. We could mail 'em out, or hand them out in stacks at, ummm, writing-related venues of any type.
It's a product I can see writers really enjoying getting free; something cool to hang up in their writing space. Some might prefer something motivational and optimistic; others might prefer something sharp and clever (kind of a writing equivalent of hanging Dilbert comics up by your computer...). The point is, writing is done at desks; writers jump at anything that helps get them in the right creative frame of mind; that's what we can give 'em.
Points for discussion:
- Does this type of item appeal to you as a writer?
- Is the design and printing of such posters feasible for Stack Exchange?
- Where, how, and to whom could we distribute these?
- Ideas for poster slogans, design, and content?
- Problems with this idea?