If you hang out on readers’ forums long enough, you’ll start to see specific themes crop up time and time again. One of those is: Who would you cast in the movie adaptation of your favorite novel? Sometimes, the question hones in on specific books and characters. What inevitably comes of these discussions are the wide … More Visualizing Your Characters
Graphic designers are worth their weight in gold. (Yes, I’m exaggerating. But not much.) … More That little bit of something
This past week has been fairly lethargic in the land of tmso. I was steaming along on my current re-write, when I just hit a sand pit that sank all my ambition. It’s not that I don’t know where my story needs to go, I just don’t have the motivation to get my characters there. … More News, Views, and Reviews
Though I am not a cartographer, I do create maps for my work. I’ve acquired an eye for good proportions and I’ve learned the importance of fonts. That doesn’t mean I make the best decisions, but it does mean I feel confident enough to dabble in book cover design. To be clear, I have absolutely no graphic design … More Covers
I managed to catch up with NaNoWriMo and celebrated by giving myself permission to mess with the book cover for my first book. While playing around with fonts and various ideas and images, my husband mentioned that my title, Devil’s Blood, would not entice him to pick up the book. Bummer. Titles are hard. How … More Book covers and titles
What’s wrong with this picture?
I have a confession to make. I had absolutely nothing to do yesterday afternoon. No bike rides scheduled. Grocery shopping finished. And since we are renting, no need to do that gardening – it’ll wait. I could have read something. Could have critiqued a story or two on Critters and upped my participation ratio. But … More Book Covers