I want creative and effective ideas on how to design the interior layout of a book.
The book is a book of aphorisms that has 25 chapters, each on a specific topic. Each chapter has three parts:
Introductory text (usually about three to five paragraphs)
Aphorisms (usually 10 – 20)
Questions (usually three to six)
The book will be 5 ½ inches by 8 inches and roughly 250 pages.
Specifically, I’m seeking ways to lay out each chapter so the aphorisms are not a boring list, but instead are creatively displayed in a variety of presentations.
Here is a sample chapter:
Growing up in a small town made me realize that all the significant events in the world were out there, not here. As soon as I learned to read, I yearned to experience the wider world. I wanted to taste exotic foods, smell salt air, touch antiquities and trod in the steps of explorers. I hated studying Latin in high school, but it made me long to see the Colosseum and walk the Apian Way.
The longer I travel, the more I understand religion. I’ve spent time in predominately Hindu countries. Others were Buddhist, Islamic, Catholic, Protestant, etc. I’ve visited synagogues, Jain temples, broke bread with those who follow Zoroaster and traveled with people who have created their own philosophy of life cobbled together from a variety teachings. In the end, I concluded that at the core of all religions is what my parents taught me: be kind to everyone; treat each person with dignity.
I’ve learned about religions, the world, life and myself by traveling. And it’s far more exciting than sitting in a university lecture hall taking notes. A map, backpack and an open mind can lead to unimaginable discoveries if we allow ourselves the time to explore.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
Travel is the antidote for ignorance.
Men go forth to marvel at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, the broad of the sea, the vastness of the ocean, the orbits of the stars, and they neglect to marvel at themselves.
We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves.
The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one’s self to be acquainted with it.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.
Not all those who wander are lost.
J. R. R. Tolkien,The Lord of the Rings
What three destinations are on your bucket list?
What draws you to these places?
What are your expectations for these trips?
When do you plan to go?
Where is the most adventurous place you are willing to visit?