To celebrate the re-release of The Key of Amatahns by Elisabeth Wheatley, Inkspelled Faery is hosting ten days of visiting your favorite authors as they talk about their very first novels, topped off by an all-day Facebook party with fun, games, and giveaways. Check out the full line up of authors and don’t forget to… Continue reading The Key of Amatahns — Debut Novel Blog Hop
This year I will attempt to participate in NaPoWriMo. "NaPoWriMo, or National Poetry Writing Month, is an annual project in which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April." I stole that directly from the About page on their website...simple and concise. You can write any kind of poems,… Continue reading NaPoWriMo
I think the title of this post is pretty self-explanatory. I have nothing new for WIPpet Wednesday because I have written nothing new on any of my WIPs. Haha. I’m so productive. Anywho, in keeping with the spirit of one of my 2015 goals (be more bloggy) I figured I’d use this space for some… Continue reading WIPpet Wednesday: I’ve Got Nothin’
I’m not ready for today to be the last day of 2014; honestly, I don’t know how the year disappeared so fast. But, since tomorrow will begin a new year, I figured a little introspection was in order. I don’t normally like to make a big hubbub about New Year’s resolutions, mainly because I don’t… Continue reading Goal Setting (Or, Stuff Jessica Fails Miserably At)
So I'll start this post with a confession: I've had internet for a couple weeks now, but things kept popping up. This week, however, I reserved tonight for author-y tasks. Made some updates to the website, worked on some formatting (eeeee!), wrote a little bit on untitled book 2, decided to jump back in for… Continue reading WIPpet Wednesday: Internet’s Back
Greetings, my lovely peeps! Thing have been a little hectic here lately, and I don't have the energy for a useful informative post, so you'll have to settle for a "life update" post instead. Business Item Number 1: I started a new job about 3 weeks ago, which accounts for all the busyness I've been… Continue reading Updates Galore!
Some interesting observations about trends in fantasy titles…
Chart showing most frequent fantasy book titles and fonts in 2009, Orbit Books, http://www.orbitbooks.net/2010/08/19/the-chart-of-fantasy-art-part-4-title-trends/
People often talk about how difficult cover designs are to get right, and the role they play in selling books. Titles – the things plastered all over those covers – are a less frequent topic of discussion.
Given how responsive we are to images and colours, covers probably are more important. Still, if you’re online, or talking to other book lovers, sometimes the title is the only thing you see or hear.
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Today I have the privilege of helping one of my favorites -- writer and blogger Kate Sparkes -- reveal the cover of her debut YA fantasy novel, Bound. And there was much rejoicing. Yay! I've been lucky enough to read excerpts from this novel and can happily say I can't wait to get my hands… Continue reading Cover Reveal: BOUND
Greetings minions, If you're reading this, you've reached the new and improved internet home of Jessica Minyard, writer of YA and NA speculative and contemporary fiction. Whew, long sentence. I used to be the curator of i before e, a writing-specific blog that has since been disbanded. I'm jumping back on the blogging wagon with… Continue reading Welcome!