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Cover art critiques

Oh, this is an incredible image. The limited color palette gives the impression of cold, winter, forest, and loneliness. The expression on the woman’s face is wistful, and the image of the man by the lake seems disturbing and intriguing.

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Cover Art Critique

This is a delightful piece of art, and I love the ombre effect of the colors. I also enjoy the way the font reflects the elegance and movement of the dress in the wind. The curve of the N matches

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Book Cover Critique

I love the movement and action in this one, and the delightful melding of the waves with her dress. The way the water interacts with the title font is magical. I’m not sure I’m a fan of the font on

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How to rock a limited color palette! This is gorgeous. The image interacts with the strong font. The dripping blood is very evocative of Dark Fantasy. There’s a hint of fairy tale, with the crystal rose. I love the texture

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To Pen Name or Not To Pen Name?

Why do authors use pen names? There are many reasons. Maybe you’re an elementary teacher who writes dark fantasy. Or you’ve had issues with a stalker before. Or you don’t want your office co-workers to read that super-steamy BDSM romance

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I adore this one. It’s full of magic and mystery. Blue and gold, a star field, some graphics embellishment, and a font that is both whimsical and easily read. The detail on the font melds into the graphics wonderfully, bringing

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Oh, this is just so lovely. Evocative, magical, and intriguing. In a purely design view, the contrast is fantastic. The font implies the Jazz Age (and the blurb verifies this). The expression on the figure’s face is both disdainful and

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Extreme Planning for Authors is LIVE!

Frustrated by another incomplete book? Learn new ways to escape the hamster wheel and fill the shelves with brilliant best-sellers. Has your dream of authorship turned into a collection of half-finished manuscripts? Inspired by a great idea only to face

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Past Storm and Fire is on Kindle Unlimited!

Don’t worry, you can still buy it on Amazon, even if you aren’t in Kindle Unlimited. But if you ARE part of KU, you can now get Past Storm and Fire for FREE! CLICK HERE to get your copy NOW!

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There is a lot to love on this cover. A mysterious building with good mood lighting, a limited color pallete, and a strong title font. The fact that the quote and the author name (and the tagline) are all in

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Why I went from Wide to Kindle Unlimited

As a self-published author, I have to make a LOT of decisions. Decision fatigue is very real, and can sneak up on you very quickly. One of the decisions one needs to make when you publish your own books is

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More book cover critiques!

So, Romance covers are their own little world. They can range from the truly stunning to the truly cringe-y. For one to actually catch my eye, though, is unusual because it’s not a genre I normally read. This one does,

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Such a lush cover! The contrast is outstanding, the color scheme simple yet stunning. That carving is complex without being overpowering. And having a quote by Sarah J. Maas on your cover isn’t a bad thing. I’m not a huge

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The illustration in this is gorgeous and intruiging, and fits the title… but so DARK! I can barely read it at full size, and it just disappears in thumbnail size. Having a quote on the cover by Naomi Novik is

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I really like this cover – but there are still a few things I don’t like about it. While I adore the interactivity of the image with the title, the font on the title seems too blurry compared to the

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We’re back to dark covers, but at least this one has spots of brightness to increase contrast, both in most of the title and the artwork itself. For balance, I would have brightened the lower right corner as well. Symmetry

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