After Kay’s fun book cover post yesterday I spent more time than I’m willing to admit searching the internet for images for my own potential covers this afternoon. Finding just the right image that will act as the perfect “invitation” for readers to pick up a book is even more challenging than I expected.
I’m feeling very creatively challenged right now.
Adding extra complexity to the process is figuring out a consistent style / theme to use for a multi-book series. It’s almost enough to make me glad I don’t have a bunch of completed books ready and waiting for their covers.
Oh who am I kidding? That sounds like a great position to be in.
Since that’s definitely not the case, and since I’ve finished the last of the ARCs pending in my reading queue, it seems like a good time to step away from the internet and get to work. Before I go back to throwing obstacles in the way of Cassie & Nicolai’s happily-ever-after I think I’ll warm up my creativity with today’s story prompt.
Care to join me?
For those of you working away on a story (whether a first draft or a polished version on its way to publication), we’d love to hear a bit – whether it’s a scene, a paragraph, or even a phrase that you are especially pleased with and would like to share.
If you don’t have a story in progress, or just want to work on something new, maybe today’s writing prompt will catch your creative fancy. Thanks to all who have been playing along these past few weeks – I’m always amazed with the stories that come out of a set of random words.
Here we go:
“A scandalous family secret is uncovered during the reading of a will.”
Feel free to include any (or all) of the following random words:
eternity teeth grasp poison
land cocoon blankly haunt
capture booze casket faint
bluster shake nerve awful
Whether you’re sharing a bit of your current work or writing something fresh based on the writing prompt, we hope you’ll join us for today’s Story Time.
Happy writing to all!