Category: nanowrimo 2017

30 Covers, 30 Day 2017: Day Nineteen

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Every November, during National Novel Writing Month, thirty professional designers volunteer to create book cover art inspired by novels being written by aspiring authors from around the globe. Why? To encourage new, diverse voices, and help build a more creative world.  

30 Covers, 30 Days is presented in partnership with designer and author Debbie Millman. Read more about these NaNoWriMo 2017 novels-in-progress, and the cover designers, below.

The Butterfly Keepers

A Satire/Humor novel being written this November by NaNo participant J. Duran in the United States.

Everyone knows that everything in the known universe is connected. Not as well known is the fact that everything is connected by the fine silk thread of a small caterpillar. 

These caterpillars create the connections between a person and the parallel universes that are created from each decision they make. These connections are important, and the break in a connection can result in a consequence as simple as

déjà vu—or as disastrous as the collapse of a civilization, the destruction of an entire planet, or the birth of a black hole. 

To make things more complicated, these caterpillars are made of the pure essence of space-time and, when eaten, give the consumer eternal life. As a result, they are powerful weapons of destruction or creation, depending on your point of view. It is from those whose point of view is destruction that the One tries to keep these secrets. And to that end, the Keepers were sent to nurture and protect the caterpillars and their butterflies…

Keeper 67 loves his job and is proud to be a Keeper. He is the epitome of the perfect Keeper, and in fact, he has just won the highest honor given to Keepers: that of giving the Lesson. What he doesn’t know, is that he is about to make the biggest mistake that the universes have ever seen. Pandemonium, chaos and Cheeto-eating will ensue and the universes will never be the same.

Cover Designed by Christopher Simmons

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Christopher Simmons is a designer, author, design advocate, and principal of the San Francisco design office, MINE . He speaks on design issues for colleges, professional associations, and media, and regularly participates as a judge for major design competitions. Christopher’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries ranging from The Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art to The Smithsonian Institution. He is the author of four books, an editor at Design Observer, and a creator of text-based art.

30 Covers, 30 Days 2017: Day Eighteen

Every November, during National Novel Writing Month, thirty professional designers volunteer to create book cover art inspired by novels being written by aspiring authors from around the globe. Why? To encourage new, diverse voices, and help build a more creative world.  

30 Covers, 30 Days is presented in partnership with designer and author Debbie Millman. Read more about these NaNoWriMo 2017 novels-in-progress, and the cover designers, below.

Doctor Plague

A Science Fiction novel being written this November by YWP participant T.J. Comix in the United States.

Grant Miller is a 26 year old guy from the ghetto. His father left him when he was little, and his mother was killed by a local gang when he was 16. He found out that his father was the leader of that gang, and became even more angry. 

Eventually, he went to college in Detroit and became an Advanced Mechanical Engineer (A.M.E). He used his knowledge of mechanics and constructed a Cyberpunk Plague Doctor suit of armor and became the Superhero known as…Doctor Plague!

Cover Designed by Martin Batt & Anders Godal

Martin & Anders are cofounders of The Creators Club, a strategic design studio that creates winning strategies and compelling experiences through multi-disciplinary capabilities. Both are award winning designers and holders of D&AD Yellow Pencil’s for brand identity design. They’re always striving to develop strategies and solutions that are out to change the world and our experiences of it through experimentation and flair. Visit their website, Instagram profile, or Twitter @creatorsclubLDN

teaisfortarot: #NaNoWriMoTarot Day 14- How the story…

teaisfortarot:

#NaNoWriMoTarot

Day 14- How the story ends

NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow, and that means the end of our journey here and the beginning of something new. In tarot, it is the Death card that represents endings and new beginnings. Keep that sense of transformation in mind as you explore the following questions to find resolution for your story.

  1. How did the journey change your hero?

  2. What lessons did they journey hold?

  3. What did your hero gain from the journey?

  4. What was lost along the way?

  5. Is the story truly over, or does the journey continue in some way?

  6. How do we leave your villain?

  7. How do we leave your hero?

  8. How do we leave your world?

Thank you all for participating in this challenge, I hope you had as much fun doing it as I had creating it. Good luck with your NaNoWriMo novel, if you are interested in checking out the novel that I created through these challenges feel free to add me as a buddy on

www.nanowrimo.org

Username CiaranOfEire.

30 Covers, 30 Days 2017: Day Seventeen

Every November, during National Novel Writing Month, thirty professional designers volunteer to create book cover art inspired by novels being written by aspiring authors from around the globe. Why? To encourage new, diverse voices, and help build a more creative world.  

30 Covers, 30 Days is presented in partnership with designer and author Debbie Millman. Read more about these NaNoWriMo 2017 novels-in-progress, and the cover designers, below.

The Circle Maker

A Horror/Supernatural novel being written this November by NaNo participant Kelsey Wofford in the United States.

Anna Worley was an amenable young woman and more concerned with her own thoughts than the outside world. But Violet…Violet was everything that Anna was not: feisty and impetuous. She delighted in the pleasures the world had to offer and lived her life exquisitely. 

After Violet’s sudden death and the discovery of an obscure manuscript among her personal affects, Anna becomes convinced that she was involved with a secretive occult society. Following the trail left by a stranger at Violet’s funeral, Anna disguises herself as a young man named Thomas and takes up an apprenticeship with a mortician in London—but finds the city in turmoil. 

A madman is on the loose that the newspapers are calling the Circle-Maker because he leaves behind large circles with esoteric symbols burned into the ground in churches and graveyards. Soon enough, young women begin disappearing and later turning up dead with no evidence outside of the mysterious circles.  Anna believes that the answer to the murders could lie with the Operation of Abraham, a ritual that has only been completed once in all of history, but the only person who knew anything about it…is dead.

Cover Designed by Randy Gregory

Randy Gregory II is a designer & artist living in Austin, Texas. He spends his days as a Design Strategist for IBM, focusing on Watson and the future of cognitive design. When he’s not at IBM, Randy engages in more hobbies than he can count, including but not limited to: putting on double features for friends, cooking Korean food, going to Improv class at Coldtowne Theater, playing with synthesizers, hanging out with his awesome corgi, donating time to AIGA & Austin Design Week, and playing Dungeons & Dragons twice a month. Follow him on Instragram at @randygii or check out his portfolio at theinternetofuselessthings.com or randygregoryii.dunked.com.

How To Write 50K In A Month And Not Die (Tips Are All Safe! Blood Sacrifices Only Optional!)

How To Write 50K In A Month And Not Die (Tips Are All Safe! Blood Sacrifices Only Optional!)

30 Covers, 30 Days 2017: Day Sixteen

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Every November, during National Novel Writing Month, thirty professional designers volunteer to create book cover art inspired by novels being written by aspiring authors from around the globe. Why? To encourage new, diverse voices, and help build a more creative world.  

30 Covers, 30 Days is presented in partnership with designer and author Debbie Millman. Read more about these NaNoWriMo 2017 novels-in-progress, and the cover designers, below.

Effiong’s Door

A Fantasy novel being written this November by YWP participant Layla M. Gholston in the United States.

Vahane Effiong (”Vin” for short) is dying of a terminal illness at the age of 17. His father is a Bridge Scientist—one who studies the obscure science of the world’s teleporting doors—a job that is no longer revered as before. He decides to give his son one more chance by agreeing to put him through one, hoping it will offer him a brighter future.

Vin wakes up to a world he doesn’t understand where he is forced into a Blood’s Oath in order to save the life of not only himself but a dying would-be prince. This now obligates him to join the prince’s gang of merry men to help him take back Asmerom, his dead father’s stolen kingdom in the vast, African-inspired empire: The Aysianne. 

Fate doesn’t seem to be on their side as their prophesied savior and love of the prince betrays him for her usurper relative before Vin even shows up. Not only this, but the emperor doesn’t seem to be looking out for the Asmerom prince. The true problem for Vin isn’t navigating this new world of strange creatures, magic and oath brothers or understanding his new role as a Keeper of the Doors like his father. Instead, he must ask: how can a person who has no ties to a conflict pick sides when both sides have wronged each other for the sake of “what’s right?”

Cover Designed by Emily Weiland

Emily Weiland is a recent New York native who journeyed from Sumter, South Carolina. She graduated from Anderson University to take the role as Studio Manager at the first ever Masters in Branding Program at The School of Visual Arts.

glitter-ature:Ahh, November. The one month of the year that I transform into a functional original…

glitter-ature:

Ahh, November. The one month of the year that I transform into a functional original writer, instead of a crazed fangirl writing smut/crack for my various fictional ships.

“I can promise you moments. Lots of little magical storytelling…

“I can promise you moments. Lots of little magical storytelling moments.” ––Julie Murphy

Our amazingly multi-talented Customer Service Captain, Wesley Sueker, has illustrated quotes from this year’s Pep Talks! Check out Wesley’s other work on DeviantArt, and read the rest of Julie Murphy’s pep talk here.

30 Covers, 30 Days 2017: Day Fifteen

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Every November, during National Novel Writing Month, thirty professional designers volunteer to create book cover art inspired by novels being written by aspiring authors from around the globe. Why? To encourage new, diverse voices, and help build a more creative world.  

30 Covers, 30 Days is presented in partnership with designer and author Debbie Millman. Read more about these NaNoWriMo 2017 novels-in-progress, and the cover designers, below.

The Star We Follow

An Adventure novel being written this November by YWP participant Ashleigh Cooper in the United States.

Stella Hunter’s father died a little over a year ago, and she’s struggling to deal with her grief. One day, while running through the woods, she bumps into a mysterious, glowing boy. The boy tells her that there is a way to get her father back. Stella agrees, and they set off on a journey to bring her father back to life. But once they reach their destination, it turns out that the boy, Orion, must stay a life for a life, a star for a star. Stella reluctantly agrees, and they return home- without Orion—but Stella thinks comes up with a way to get him back. 

Cover Designed by Elisa Watson

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Elisa Watson is a Print Creative Director based in Baltimore, Maryland. Her agency and in-house experience span national and regional brands, but her heart lies with non-profits – which is now her main focus and client base. Her work has been recognized by local, national, and international design awards. When she isn’t designing you can find her creating art with her daughter Ryan or running with her husband Mike and dog Henry. Catch up with her on Instagram or visit her website to learn more.

nanowrimofuel: Writing a script rather than a novel? Bloop…

nanowrimofuel:

Writing a script rather than a novel? Bloop Animation provides a guide on how script formats work and how to implement them in tune with your story.

Read HERE!!