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Queen’s Letter 4: More Inspiration to Stay the Eff Home

We have another letter form the Queen! Today Laura shares some tricks and tools for making your social distancing fruitful for your writing projects. She references Amazon books, and I will have a few comments on the Amazon maze after her l...

5 Tips for Better Book Cover Typography

Contributed by Reedsy. A book’s cover is a key marketing tool, reflecting the contents of the book. As you might guess, the typeface of your book title and other cover text (the style and appearance on the page) are just as important. Fir...

The Three Types of Book Cover Design Every Author Should Know

by Yvonne S at Reedsy One of the great pleasures of browsing bookstores involves admiring the artwork — the cover designs on display, to be more specific. In the current era, the publishing industry is producing beautiful covers as diver...

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What makes a good cover ? Some thoughts.

A cover is meant to help sell a book.It’s goal , for the author, is not to win artistic awards, but rather to help sell the book. So what is a good cover that helps sell a book? First a cover must do no harm. The cover must not be con...

5 Things No One Told Me About Eating Disorder Recovery

Eating Disorder Recovery is a long road. This past December, I turned twenty-seven years old. I habitually calculate time in terms of anniversaries. Not always consequential. One year and five months of not dying my hair. One year since I w...

Sci-Fi/Fantasy First Place Winner: “The Inhibitor Check”

Congratulations to Christopher Wyer, first place winner in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category of the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards! Here’s his winning story, “The Inhibitor Check.” The Inhibitor Check The spider’s le...

Learning From Vintage Magazines: Back in the Day

Fiction and nonfiction writers alike can glean lessons about writing from the examples of industry defying, sometimes outlandish, vintage magazines, and comics. Don Vaughn explains in this essay from the May/June 2019 issue of Writer’s Di...

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November Short Story Contest is OPEN!

Fainting By Numbers (4586 words) The text message said, “I know what you did.” Bailey Finkle was delighted. He hadn’t been planning to do much with his evening: probably a few hours of gaming and a double-feature through Netflix. Some...

She’s Got to Have It: 10 Ways to Promote a Book

Promoting a book is the one thing all authors should do to help get it to potential readers. But what does that mean? Erika Hoffman shares 10 ways to promote a book she used that are usable by other authors. “I’m sorry for wasting your ...

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GrahamLewis wins the April contest!

@Wreybies there is a medal to award, if you would do the honours. THE PROJECT (2258) I. The young man surveyed the room. Browsers Coffeehouse rarely filled its dozen tables, but tonight it had. He couldn’t bring himself to sit with any of...

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