A fun book of no-time-to-lose, far out predicaments that you need to find a way out of (it's NOT a how-to book).
Each short, edge-of-your-seat story in Outsmart the Unexpected unfolds an unusual, no-time-to-lose, and sometimes life and death predicament, and then challenges you to come up with a solution to help one of the characters out the situation they suddenly find themselves in. They're a fun way to develop your creativity, exercise your brain, stretch your imagination, and jump start your ability to think and react quickly, especially in situations where things are happening very fast. Use them to develop the skill to creatively solve problems when they suddenly arise.
In some, you may need to suspend your disbelief to play along. Some will make your head spin. Others may make your heart pound. Still others will make you go hmmm. But all will challenge you to think outside your comfort zone, to look for solutions from different angles, and to not necessarily limit yourself to what you see and what the obvious solution could be. They will stretch your mind and help you to develop your ability to formulate best possible solution in situations where you must quickly decide upon a course of action and there's little available information to work with.
Try your hand at inventing different endings and discussing and debating the possible solutions or interesting outcomes that you came up with. Do You think that the best solutions come from asking the right questions? Get your brain buzzing thinking up what those questions would be. Do you enjoy making up your own endings? Let your imagination run wild.
In the course of life, problems may suddenly arise and they may sometimes be things you've never dealt with before. So your mental filing cabinet of experiences and skills can only partially assist in coming up with a solution. The predicaments presented in this collection are situations that most people have probably never encountered before and never will (hopefully). Besides it making them more fun, the rationale for this is that you'll need to work the problem and tap into your creativity in order to find a solution. You won't just being able to draw upon your expertise and remembered experiences.
Dive into the unexpected and bring your creative side along with you!
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I don't even know where to start when it comes to what an incredible concept for a novel that this is. I am not a creative person, but I love mysteries and thrillers. Well, this book wraps all of that up in to mini-scenarios and then challenges you to figure out what to do to get out of that situation. It was an absolute blast! By the end, I can honestly say that I had improved my creativity by leaps and bounds. A little secret--My husband and I would each read the same chapter, and then we would debate, discuss, and try to out maneuver each others endings. So. Much. FUN!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see what this author comes out with next!