Tuesday, 18 May 2010

The Anatomy Of A Book Cover

Don't judge a book by it's cover? Are you kidding? The cover needs to tell almost as much of the story as the text does.
Best selling author Elizabeth Chadwick shares her insight in the process of creating a cover here

Elizabeth Chadwick website

Monday, 17 May 2010

Just For Fun

I've been neglecting my blogging duties but there's been so much domestic stuff going on here that I've not felt up to it. Apologies.

I don't know about you but when I'm feeling I'll never write again, a quick jaunt to my writing pals' websites/blogs to see what they're up to usually lifts the brain fog and stirs me into scribbling.

Which brings me to those story generator thingamabobs. I've used them before with a few results so thought I'd try the one on Val McDermid's site. Glad I did because not only did it give me a giggle (death by custard pie? Sounds mad but you had to be there!)but it started the old cogs churning and I think I now have the bones of a crime story. So thanks for that Val!

Try it for yourself here