As far as I can tell, there wasn’t a strict class structure in the Shire. A servant (Sam), could obviously become a mayor of a city, and a class system wouldn’t have allowed that. Yet in the movie, and somewhat less in the book, they are constantly forgetting that Sam is even there. Gandalf remarks […]Read More Why Did Everyone Forget About Sam?
Once there was a man named Aegeus, who was the heir to the city-state of Athens. On his way to claim his kingdom he stayed in the city of Trozean and fell in love with a woman named Aethra. I haven’t decided […]Read More The Story of Theseus (pg 1)
Now that we are officially into NANOWRIMO, there is a great article about what expectations publishers have for covers and cover artists HERE. And don’t forget the blog from a few weeks ago HERE. Covers are no less important for self publishers. Get a great illustration for your ebook HERE or check out Kickstarter.com — […]Read More Cover Art–What to Ask/Expect for Your Cover
I’m working almost full time (with breaks in between to work my ebay store http://stores.ebay.com/Lonescrappers-Resale-Ranch ::plugplug:: for some REAL money) on my Children’s Book about Aesop’s Fables and developing some new techniques for my faux stained glass art pieces: In this piece, I’ve used white for only part of the faux leading. I think it […]Read More Illustrations for “The Moral of The Story” by Noelle Campbell
When Tolkien was trying to write Lord of the Rings, he didn’t have a blog. He didn’t even have an agent. He just had a very determined publisher. It took decades to finish and even longer for it to be printed. During this time, Tolkien did not go on publicity tours. He simply continued his […]Read More I’m just not that into me
When people first started binding books, just the name on the side of the book was something only a skilled craftsman could do, embossing or stamping the leather that was used as the cover. But even the earliest books have decorative covers: Illuminated texts like The Book of The Kells, might have given people the […]Read More Evolution of a Book Cover