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.
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.
Stories and Lessons from My Father’s Life by author, Mark Pezzelato, is a collection of true and beautifully written short stories. Mark thoughtfully shares the struggles and lessons his father experienced in order to begin a new life of freedom and happiness for the future generations of his family.
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.
Hiring a writing coach can move you from stuck to unstuck, breathe life into a great concept, and move you forward when you are ready; check out these 4 great reasons to hire a writing coach, and see if it’s time to ask for the support you need.
If you want to build rapport and a positive impression with others, free of distracting typos and incomplete thoughts, these 10 must-dos for everyday writing will help significantly. Remember that everything we do and say, and write and create, says something about us.
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.
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?
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.
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.