Fiction Unboxed Review

Fiction Unboxed Review

Hey kitties! I’ve got a book review to feature today, this time for the awesome peeps over at the Self-Publishing Podcast! Fiction Unboxed, A Unique and Raw Look behind the Curtain of Story Construction. Exceptionally informative and wildly entertaining, Johnny...
How I Prepare for NaNoWriMo

How I Prepare for NaNoWriMo

There are plenty of NaNoWriMo prep guides and blog posts out there but this is how I do it in 5 easy to follow steps. Step 1: Sign Up Go to http://www.nanowrimo.org/en and sign up. Then go to your My NaNoWriMo page and fill out your info (or in my case update it)....
The Making of a Picture Book 5

The Making of a Picture Book 5

Art Eating Bindings Don’t forget you illustration’s end result will be a bound book and thus some of the image in the center of the spread where the binding is is going to get lost. If an item goes into the binding it should also come out the other side....
The Making of a Picture Book 4

The Making of a Picture Book 4

Don’t Forget the Text Though I can’t show you the text I can show you were it is going to go. One of the tricks in illustrating a picture book is the leave space for the text without leaving a gaping whole in your illustration. When I plan out an story...
The Making of a Picture Book 3

The Making of a Picture Book 3

For the benefit of our viewers some words will now have roll over explanations. We have italicized them as well so you know which ones. Efficient Design As I mentioned before due to the nature of this book the characters, foreground and backgrounds are drawn on...