In this post, “5 Things Every Author Needs to Understand About Book Cover Design,” Brooke Warner talks about the importance of book cover design, including some of the points we discussed in the recent Wordherder meeting. Check it out!
Maureen found this article, Essay : Why Most Readings Suck and How to Fix It, with some *colorful* observations about how to do a book reading. She thinks it’s accurate, even if she herself would never use this language. So, fair warning – it’s on the crude side.
Infographic: Do You Know The Difference Between Literary, Upmarket and Commercial Fiction? by Carly Watters
Excellent break down of literary, upmarket and commercial fiction: Infographic: Do You Know The Difference Between Literary, Upmarket and Commercial Fiction by Carly Watters.
At the January 2016 meeting of Wordherders, Steve Wallenfels passed on this article, Worthy Things, on why we write, particularly in the face of challenges and doubt.
Michelle Fairbanks designed the cover for Donelle Knudsen‘s book, Between Heartbeats. You can see Michelle’s portfolio, including pre-made book covers, at her website, Fresh Design.
We’ve all heard the advice as authors to “kill your darlings” but in her article, “How to Successfully Kill a Character: The Checklist,” K.M. Weiland shares her thoughts on when it’s a good idea to kill them, and when not. Check it out!
This is an excellent article to review when writing characters outside of ourselves. “12 Fundamentals Of Writing ‘The Other’ (And The Self)” by D. J. Older, author of the YA novel, Shadowshaper, among others.
Amanda C. Davis is a prolifically published short story author. She has both self-published her stories and contributed to anthologies. In her post, “The Total Beginner’s Guide to Submitting Short Fiction for Publication,” she offers tips for newbies on how to go about submitting your stories for publication. P.S. In addition to writing, Amanda also designs book covers. She offers both specially designed covers as well as stock covers that can be modified for your book.
In her article, “43 Words You Should Cut From Your Writing Immediately,” Diana Urban provides a useful list of watch words to eliminate from your writing. Check it out!