30 Covers, 30 Days: Day 10


Today’s bookish art was designed by Mark Kingsley, inspired from the synopsis written by Young Writers Program participant A.R. Files.


Little Black Riding Hood by A. R. Files

Rouge finds out from the descendants of The Wolf that her great-grandmother, Little Red Riding Hood, was a deadly assassin who killed their great-grandfather.

What do the wolves want from Rouge? Justice and revenge.

About the Designer

Mark Kingsley… received a personal lesson in branding from Ralph Lauren… traveled with the punk band Bad Religion…

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This is MY BOOK COVER! I can’t believe they chose me!

The Author Huddle: 6 Tips to Finish Your First Draft



This week’s NaNo Coach, author Kristyn Kusek Lewis, sat down with Daniel Wallace, author of Big Fish, to ask his writing advice:

Wrimos, lower the bar! According to Daniel Wallace, one of the most important things you can do this month is to not think too much. He knows of what he speaks: He is the author of five novels, including the acclaimed Big Fish, which was made into a motion picture of the same name in 2003, and is currently running on Broadway as a musical.

He also happens to frequent the same local café where I often write, and we met there recently to discuss some ways that you can make the most of the month. Here, his advice:

  • Much of writing is just doing it. I have a sign in my office that says Sit Down in big letters. There’s a tendency to let writing fall to the fifth or sixth place on our to-do lists each day, after shopping or cleaning or whatever, but it needs to be first or second. Commit to having a messy house—it means you have your priorities straight.

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This just inspired me a lot. Go NaNoWriMo! <3

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