Category Archives: art

Making book covers

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This month’s question is long-winded, but it could be condensed into a short query: what do you do if you can’t … Continue reading

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A Girl from Ukraine

I saw a beautiful image on Pixabay by a talented artist Natalia Lavrinenko from Kiev, Ukraine. It was a simple sketch of a portrait. I decided to play with it to express my feelings. Here is what I came up … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge – Letter Z

Uph! The last one. For the letter Z, I decided to explore the digital ZONE in this science fiction / futuristic cover.   What is your vision of a futuristic city? Skyscrapers? A classical suburb? An old-fashioned village? Or a … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge – Letter Y

You wouldn’t think the word YARN fits the speculative fiction genre. Maybe it doesn’t. Maybe this cover would do better for a book about knitting. Or maybe the yarn itself is magical. Anyway, for the letter Y, here is my … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge – Letter X

This is the only letter of the alphabet for which I couldn’t find a word to fit any of my covers. Not many words start with X. A small dictionary might have only a few entries for it. My Webster’s … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge – Letter W

Wolves, werewolves, and other beasts often make compelling characters in many high fantasy or urban fantasy stories. A WOLF is also an obvious word choice for the letter W.   If you had two wolves as companions on your magic-related … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge – Letter V

In this quasi-medieval fantasy cover, a castle rises from the VALLEY floor, and a girl gazes at it with downcast eyes. It is a fitting cover for the letter V. What is the connection between her and the castle? Is … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge – Letter U

For the letter U, I went with the Mary Poppins approach. On my cover, a girl travels across the sea in an UMBRELLA. The dolphins help, of course.   Where is she going, I wonder? Is she a willing traveler … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge – Letter T

Science fiction often deals with time or time travels, and sometimes there are TUNNELS leading from one time to another. Here is a visual representation of a time tunnel in my cover for the letter T. If you could travel … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge – Letter S

STEAMPUNK is a popular sub-genre in speculative fiction. Wikipedia defines it as “… a retro-futuristic sub-genre of science fiction that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by the 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.” Below is my attempt at a steampunk cover … Continue reading

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