The Blue Pendant is progressing well. A little more work to do before the editing is complete but we are getting close. I am excited about the title and several of you have asked me what was the rationale behind the choice of title The Blue Pendant. Here is an explanation, without giving anything away, no spoilers.
Anna idolized her uncle, who was a world traveller. Upon returning form one of his trips, he gave Anna a gift of a blue pendant. To Anna the pendant symbolized her dreams and the challenges she faced to reach her goals of adventure and independence.
The next important task is the design of the book cover, for more on book cover design go to Just for Writers Blog, The old saying ‘never judge a book by its cover’ absolutely does not apply to actual books. You all know as readers, unless the book has been recommended to you, the first thing you do in a book store or online, is pull the book off the shelf and look at the cover. What does it say to you? Does it make you want to read the book?
I think the cover design should include the blue pendant. Anyone have any ideas? It would be awesome if the potential readers of The Blue Pendant contributed some ideas about the cover.
Which style of pendant do you like best? #1, # 2, or # 3
My questions to you:
- What makes you pick up a book off the store book shelf or click online?
- Does the cover give you insight into the story?
- Do you prefer a simple, no nonsense cover, something abstract with meaning?
- Or perhaps you prefer an illustration, a photograph and fancy lettering.
- Or something in between.
- What do you think would suit The Blue Pendant?
- What do you hate about book covers?
Read The Blue Pendant, Synopsis, click here. Just for Writers Blog March 19, 2015
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