If You Want to Publish You Must Read This (Warning: contains Hitler, F-bombs, and warm fuzzy feelings)

“No vision is real until it’s enacted upon the earth for the people to see.” —Black Elk   I love writers and poets and artists and musicians and all those crazy dreamers who have the guts to enact a vision and put it out in the world for the people to see. But the world is rarely […]

Book Trailers: Avoiding the suck, Part II

Quick recap: In Part I, I posted ten tips for those interested in creating short trailers (or other animated videos). In this post, we’ll focus on the art used in the Backwards trailer, and artist’s Kari Lennartson’s creative process. If you’ve seen the book trailer for Backwards then you probably know that the art is amazing. What you might not […]

First Chapters of BACKWARDS now Free!

Like words? Try this. I dare you… Candlewick just made the first three chapters of BACKWARDS available for free online. Here’s the link: http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763662771.chp.1.pdf Please spread the word. Literally. Like butter on bread, ’cause words are yummy. PS: If you check out the chapters, you can see that nifty backwards title font I’ve been talking about. And please […]