30 Covers, 30 Days: Day 10

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

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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

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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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