I’ve been working with Xchyler Publishing lately, and MAN can they make some amazing book trailers! Not to mention the amazing novels from breakout authors such as Ben Ireland. Check out my interview with him on my other blog, and find out how to win a KINDLE FIRE!
No one reads more prospective novel beginnings than literary agents. They’re the ones on the front lines — sifting through inboxes and slush piles. And they’re the ones who can tell us which Chapter 1 approaches are overused and cliche, as well as which techniques just plain don’t work. Below find a smattering of feedback from experienced literary agents on what they hate to see the first pages of a writer’s submission. Avoid these problems and tighten your submission!
Go to writerunboxed.com now to read these great tips!
I found this hidden away in a folder while I was looking for something to share with you this morning. Its my a concept for a book cover for my first Novel project ‘Overtone’. I must have made this in Photoshop ten years ago. It’s so dorky it makes me laugh 🙂
I haven’t touched Overtone in at least six years. I was about half way through it when life interrupted and I had to set it down. I’m hesitant to start it again because I am a MUCH better writer now than I was then, even the work I’ve done will have to be rewritten. But the framework is still there, and it’s still good. I dunno, maybe this will inspire me to pick it up again.
You can also see how my ‘personal logo’ has evolved over the years by comparing the red and purple line images in the picture with the current one in the upper right of the Blog.