Archive for April 2nd, 2009

Apr 02 2009

What do you think about this nonfiction query? (Draft 3)

I provide advice about how to write novels, comic books and graphic novels. Most of my content applies to fiction-writing in general, but I also provide articles specifically about superhero stories.

I’m pitching a nonfiction book about how to write superhero stories. What do you think?

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Apr 02 2009

What do you think about this novel cover?

Published by under Art,Book Covers

(Picture taken courtesy of The Baltimore Sun; you can read their review here).

This novel has been published by Harper-Collins, so I’m sort of surprised by how unappealing the cover is.  It looks like it’s been slapped together for a self-published novel.  There’s a typo on the cover. (“a terrific send-up not only superheroes in general” is missing the word “of”).

What do you think?  What worked and what didn’t?  What would you have changed?

UPDATE: The author of this book has contacted us, saying that the cover is an “uncorrected draft.”  Erm, the book has been out for two months.  Isn’t it well past time to correct it?  Moreover, what were the circumstances that led a publisher to rush out a book that didn’t have a good cover ready?

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Apr 02 2009

Minor Football Tangent: Jay Cutler!

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Apr 02 2009

A failure of product design… in pasta!

Published by under Product Design

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