As the recession drags on, do-it-yourself culture has become more important–both to save money and use resources more carefully. One writer dedicated his new book to the DIY experience.
Today’s guest on the Morning Media Menu was BoingBoing co-founder and former Wired editor Mark Frauenfelder talking about his new book, Made By Hand. He shared advice for both do-it-yourself fans and aspiring DIY book authors. The author will also be speaking at Barnes & Noble Tribeca tonight at 7 pm.
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He shared advice for aspiring DIY book authors: “I think DIY books are fantastic. It’s a great way to share knowledge and your skills. What I would do is focus on projects that to you are really meaningful and have a lot of bang for the buck. For me, it was working on producing my own food–gardening techniques, chickens, the bees, and doing old school preservation methods.”
He concluded: “These things were a big part of my life. It’s something I live with every day. [Write] a how-to book based on something you do everyday. That’s going to resonate with people who share that interest.