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by Steph.s
November 15th, 2012, 10:47 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Critique My Covers
Replies: 3
Views: 1516

Re: Critique My Covers

Thanks for the input. That is my worry. I just need to figure out where to go from here. :-)
by Steph.s
October 28th, 2012, 10:58 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Critique My Covers
Replies: 3
Views: 1516

Critique My Covers

Hi all! With a new book in my series coming out in December, cover design and possible re-design is on my mind this morning. Reviews are good and sales are stable, if not stellar. I think that sales could be better, maybe with a cover that appeals to a wider audience. My thoughts are that maybe they...
by Steph.s
August 15th, 2011, 2:42 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Cover Art Opinions Wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 2273

Re: Cover Art Opinions Wanted

dios4vida wrote:I think both covers are nice - much better than a lot of other non-professional covers out there!
Thanks, I'm not sure if you'd call me a professional or not, I have a graphics background but it wasn't in cover art design. :-)
by Steph.s
August 15th, 2011, 1:10 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Cover Art Opinions Wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 2273

Re: Cover Art Opinions Wanted

Well, I can't say I'm any closer to making a decision. Almost all the feedback I've gotten is evenly split.

Sommer - You're right though, it doesn't have to be an either/or type of situation. :-)
by Steph.s
August 15th, 2011, 12:47 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Cover Art Opinions Wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 2273

Re: Cover Art Opinions Wanted

Here they are thumbnail sized

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Part of me thinks that this may be new author jitters, but I really do want the best and most widely appealing cover I can get.
by Steph.s
August 14th, 2011, 10:33 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Cover Art Opinions Wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 2273

Re: Cover Art Opinions Wanted

Thanks for the input. :-)

Doug - The graphic on the top is a veve or the symbol of a loa, but if it requires an explanation, it probably shouldn't be there anyway.
by Steph.s
August 14th, 2011, 12:55 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Cover Art Opinions Wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 2273

Cover Art Opinions Wanted

Hi everyone! I've been working on cover art a little this weekend for my urban fantasy, Voodoo Dues and I'm looking for opinions. http://stephanysimmons.com/covergirl.jpg http://stephanysimmons.com/graphicmed.jpg The version on the left is the cover that I'm currently using. My concerns are that it'...
by Steph.s
March 1st, 2011, 3:47 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Wordpress Editors
Replies: 4
Views: 1626

Re: Wordpress Editors

Yep, I have a self hosted wordpress blog and I've been sifting through themes for about 24 hours now looking for something that will work for me. I found some passable themes. I would like to create my own.

I suppose that I'm looking to take the easy way out.
by Steph.s
March 1st, 2011, 1:59 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Wordpress Editors
Replies: 4
Views: 1626

Wordpress Editors

Does anyone know of a good wysiwyg editor for composing wordpress themes?
by Steph.s
February 14th, 2011, 1:12 pm
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Romantic Paranormal Fiction reader needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1951

Re: Romantic Paranormal Fiction reader needed

Hi Stephan, I'd love to take a look at your book if you'd like. I could simply give you a 'need more here' notes as I read? I can also give you personal reactions to various characters. My one issue is time. I'm slower than heck because I can only work on weekends. I could get through it in a few w...
by Steph.s
January 27th, 2011, 10:52 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Character Development Advice Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 2878

Re: Character Development Advice Needed

Thanks to everyone for all of your great advice.
by Steph.s
January 27th, 2011, 6:44 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Character Development Advice Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 2878

Re: Character Development Advice Needed

In the story he's very much the voice of reason and chivalrous protector (even though he isn't big or scary) for the female lead who tends to rush into situations that could be life threatening. He's been there before and came very close to dying which is a big part of why he is so reserved, the res...
by Steph.s
January 27th, 2011, 5:13 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Character Development Advice Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 2878

Re: Character Development Advice Needed

The beta said that the feel of the character is vague when comparing him to the POV character. She says that he is not well defined and that after we get his back story early on he seems boring - no more mystery, no secrets.
by Steph.s
January 27th, 2011, 4:57 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Character Development Advice Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 2878

Re: Character Development Advice Needed

I am using first person POV.
by Steph.s
January 27th, 2011, 4:45 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Character Development Advice Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 2878

Character Development Advice Needed

I have a character problem that I really need advice on. I just got a crit back from a beta reader and she suggested that I work on my male lead. He's a very reserved, academic (a little wounded) kind of guy. The problem is that he came across as very "generic hero character" and a little boring to ...