I started here with the ant and colors.
For the kids that this book is targeted for I love the primary(red, yellow, and blue) colors with a few secondary colors(green, orange, and purple) too. Pick my favorite from inside and make that a cover. Put the picture my son took of me on the back and there we go. #cover #concept #how #happened #started #where #children #book #illustration #red #ant #primary #color #secondary
Since before the written word, women have been falling in love with the men in stories. We are hardwired to go for the most masculant verial form of man, which are the men that end up in stories of old and new. Even more so as a writer we get to mold and sculpt the men we create. Each muscle, expression, and scar appears in and moves with the press of ink on paper. We get to choose the way a man moves and what they say. We pick our favorite features and exagerate them to a dr
Scene separation can be simple. In some books you can go as simple as skipping an extra line, though if you do that very often or have extra blank space in the formatting you might want to go a step farther. Live Like the Breeze is a great example of how simple you can go. Those little asterisks *** will be more than enough to tell your reader that the scene is changing. I do suggest that you use either three or five as one isn't quite enough. I suggest using caution in tryin
Dellani Oakes' favorite scene. I was on her podcast Monday and we had talked about reading this section because she loves it. Because the way the cast was going I chose to read the beginning of Mortals, Gods, and a Muse. It's hard to not read the opening when we are talking about Muses and Schizophrenia.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rrradio/2016/03/14/red-river-radio-dellanis-tea-time-with-chuck-kristin-and-suzette?AID A bit into chapter six. She dropped the beer bottle in
I liked the idea of working with the wind and the breeze.(2007) I like the liquid feeling of the wording...but that cover is about as lackluster as you can get. So let's play with the camera bit. Why not highlight the profession of the main female in the book? Now the pretty film didn't make the scene until around ten versions with the girl in a guys shirt but none of those were even sparks of the right path. (2011) Awesome Now what about black and white. (2014) That did it!
Before I was an author, because I've always been a writer, I talked for a living. I spoke to hundreds of people a day. I was a waitress, I was a telemarketer, I was a salesperson, I was a talker. Yet somehow I get very quiet on podcasts, and they keep inviting me. I was on The Less Desirables a few times, talking wine and books and business. (link to them below though most of my appearances are no longer available) Red River Radio has invited me too several times(links below)
There is something about the curve of a guitar. The sheen of a polished finish. The strings all in a row that make a guitar a thing of sexual beauty. I know because in the book I use the comparison a few times. Find the perfect font. Yes, the white had to go for the natural cream from the guitar. A few rose accents, the main female character is called Rosie...through most of the book anyway. Clean up the drugs sprinkling into the guitar, add a tagline and Rock on! #cover #con
I've seen some horrific attempts at creating a book over there years. Since InDesigns creation, it's only become worse. The above was sent to me by a regular client,(yes it's really small so you can see who did this) and when I converted his PDF back to word, I found out just how deep the problem went. The manuscript had been sent to a friend of his, who offered to do the work for free--because let's face it, publishing is a hard gig. So at first glance I expect everyone to n