Hey, Punk! (Playing Dress-Up)

If you’re my Facebook friend, you’ve probably already seen my profile picture. But since, admittedly, I love attention, I figured I’d make a post about it. I’m a fan of Steampunk. If you don’t know what Steampunk is, Jay Noel did a pretty good write up a few months ago. Normally, I avoid being in…

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Creating Audiobooks?

The problem with reading is that I can’t multitask. I love stories and books, but reading always competes with my job, children, chores, and even my WIPs. Audiobooks, on the other hand, work really well for me. I also absorb more when I hear things. I’ve decided I’m going to make an audiobook for This…

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Gold Wins!

The poll numbers are in, and the winner is… GOLD! For the purpose of tallying, I threw out the responses that didn’t give a definite answer. Location Gold Votes Green Votes Direct Questioning 2 2 Blog 12 1 Google+ 29 6 Facebook 28 5 Mythic Scribes Forum 1 2 Total 72 16 Tidbits of other…

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Cover Title Color Choice

If you saw Wednesday’s post, you saw I was considering updating the title appearance on my cover. Most agreed that the metallic, beveled look made a greater impact. Aldrea suggested using a different color. I’ve adjusted the lighting so it comes from the correct direction, and made the text fit the e-book size. Which color…

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Cover Play

I’ve been playing with covers lately, particularly Isto’s cover. I want to go with a series look, but have been struggling with how to portray the images (stone background, symbolic clan mark). Right now, it looks like a horror novel. But in the midst of my playing, I got side-tracked title manipulation. I wound up…

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Friday Fun

With all of the commotion going on at the Town’s End lately, I haven’t been taking much in the way of pretty photos. So you get some fun ones instead. I wanted to participate in the shelfie hop that I’ve seen on a few blogs. But due to the combination of me being strapped for…

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38 Seconds

I’ve asked myself What makes an effective book trailer? What attracts me? The answer to the latter is kinetic typography. One day, JeriWB and I were discussing our appreciation of beautiful moving text. It planted an idea in my mind. Fast forward to months down the road, and here I am, indulging my creative side…

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