I've been thinking about liposuction, Botox injections, getting one of those $500 haircuts, going to a fat farm, breast reduction, going on "America's Biggest Loser," getting laser eye surgery, dying my hair from red to black, cutting off the 40-year-old mustache, bulking up, and slimming down. I doubt
that Miss America pageant contestants have had as many different ideas run through their heads as they prepared to meet their public as I have in preparing for book cover picture. I will not, however, use Vaseline to allow my swimsuit to slide easier across my buttocks. Fortunately, there isn't a
swimsuit competition for authors, and I've never seen one in a swimsuit on the back cover of any novel. Nor, do I want to see most authors in swimsuits. I shudder. So, unless I'm willing to spend several hundred dollars to mislead my public into buying into a false idol with a spiffed up picture, I'm left with me, and a picture that demonstrates my unusual advantage, explaining my unusually fast writing speed.
The only rule: writers write! Everything else is a guideline.
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Take digital shot. Move it into a decent photo-program. Do a little manipulation of effects -- black and white, etc. Get something going in the mood of the novel. With respect to all pro-photogs, I think the shots on book covers (very small by veryvery small) are not worth the investment.ReplyDelete
I think you look great! You're a writer, not a beauty queen. We wouldn't read your book if you were! :)ReplyDelete
I finally have a picture of me I like. I'm crouched down in the shadow of my motorcycle. :P
That would make a fantastic cover for a cookbook! :>)ReplyDelete