Bad Cover Design Article
This article gives ten things that should not be done in cover design. This homepage shows the cover design my publishers have opted for so far. I wouldn’t say they’ve broken the rules, and they’re certainly much better than the examples at the bottom of the article, but I’m still a little worried. Then again, as time’s gone on...
The Early Days of L. Ron Hubbard and His Final... →
It’s almost 100 years since L. Ron Hubbard’s birth. Morgan Meis looks at his early days as a pulp fiction writer, and then his transition into founding a religion: “Hubbard’s stories transcended the normal pulpy fare for the simple reason that he looked harder than most other writers. This knowledge made L. Ron Hubbard into a dangerous and powerful man. Perhaps no...
Douglas Adams Quote
I got an email through earlier this week from my publishers, and it put a big grin on my face. We had been trying to establish whether I could use a quote from Douglas Adams’ Most Harmless as the Epigraph to my novel. I had wanted to use the quote as soon as the idea for the plot had begun forming in my head a few years back. I think the quote probably helped me along the way, as well as...
Things're Getting Under Way/Title Issues
It really has been quite a while since my last post. Things at Uni have become excessively busy and show no sign of stopping any time soon. That’s why it’s a bit strange that, at some point, I’m going to have a book launch to deal with in the middle of all of that. Yep, still no release date, but I feel like things are pushing forward from the publishers’ perspective. Part...