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The Key of Amatahns — Debut Novel Blog Hop

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

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NaPoWriMo

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

Books · Publishing · Writing

Goal Setting (Or, Stuff Jessica Fails Miserably At)

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)

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Judging a Book by Its Name: 10 Common Trends in Fantasy Titles

Some interesting observations about trends in fantasy titles…

Thoughts on Fantasy

Title Trends and Fonts (Orbit 2009) 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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Welcome!

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!