Principles and Elements of Design

Principles and Elements of Design

Whether selecting an image or hiring an artist, look at the principles and elements of design each convey. There are many, and it would take forever to go through them all, but the main ones to pay attention to are line, colour, texture, balance, emphasis, movement, and unity.

Art Tells a Story

Art Tells a Story

Jenna Stewart is a passionate and talented artist, I C Publishing author, and our illustrator extraordinaire. In this post, Jenna imparts her youthful wisdom and experience on how art tells a story, and how embracing this will help you as an author and business owner.

5 Steps to Submitting Your Manuscript

5 Steps to Submitting Your Manuscript

Here are 5 steps that are ideal to complete before submitting your manuscript to an editor or publisher for consideration. Prior to this, you could be working with an editor and/or writing coach to flesh out your work as discussed in my last blog post.

8 Great Book Signing Tips

8 Great Book Signing Tips

This post focuses on the current process of scheduling book signing events with Indigo Chapters stores; however, some of these tips are helpful regardless of the venue. Keeping in mind that things are constantly evolving and changing, here are eight great tips that will help you in scheduling successful book signing events/dates.

The Value of a Writer on Your Team

The Value of a Writer on Your Team

Think of those times when you agonized over the right words to put in an email, important memo, or cover letter. How helpful would it be to have an extra set of eyes and fresh input that in some cases might just take a few minutes?

What’s Your Impact Going to Be This Year?

What’s Your Impact Going to Be This Year?

The value of assessing progress and process, followed by the smallest of consistent, incremental changes, can equal significant results . . . At the beginning of each year, and often each season, I evaluate what’s working and what changes I want or need to make.

Conscious Writing and Publishing

Conscious Writing and Publishing

What does conscious writing and publishing mean? To me, it’s putting our whole heart and mind into our work. We embrace the words that dance in our heads, and we hope and trust, as they land on our computer screen awaiting our every move.