Monthly Archives: July 2011

There’s Some New Stuff A Comin’

Been doing some maintenance on the site, fixing bugs, enhancing code, and generally making it a better place to visit. Let’s hope I didn’t introduce any new bugs in the process! So, what’s coming? First, I’m now separating my blog into two focus areas: On Becoming a Writer for the NORTAV and writing posts, and…

A Splinter of the Mind

Slightly out of breath, the man in the black trench coat slipped into his seat, set his briefcase aside, and peered out the window of the train. The sun was dying somewhere in the west, beyond the ragged, red-tinged rooftops of the city, and it cast a sanguine blanket over the woodland park. The trees,…

More on Designing Book Covers

In my introduction post, I talked briefly about how to create a do-it-yourself, professional-quality book cover. I broke the process down into five areas: 1. Composition 2. An “un-Powerpoint” look and feel 3. As large a font as possible for title and author name 4. Art that reflects the work at hand 5. Highest possible…