You know that feeling when you’re learning a new skill and probably have a grasp of the mechanics but it hasn’t connected to the viscera?
I learn best on my own, not in a classroom or following a structured curriculum. I like to follow my nose hither, thither, and yon, tracking down threads of information that in some way or another add to my body of knowledge.
Gathering the pieces together to be able to publish my own stories has led me a merry dance, I can tell you.
There are lots of resources online. Some free, some, not. (In fact just about every aspect of learning to be a writer/author can be found online, free or not!)
That’s where I ran into Joel Freidlander, over at The Book Designer. Among many wondrous resources, he has this little thing going called eBook Cover Design Awards, where you can see what makes a cover work and what doesn’t. (at least, according to one person) November is up now.
Go ahead, take a squiz. (Aussie slang for take a look) And if you have something of your own to send in, go ahead. If nothing else, you’ll get a whole lotta visibility.
You might not agree with some of his critiques, but if you’re like me you’ll love the thoughtful food.