Inspiration Take 2: More Book Cover Design

Just look at these book covers folks. Seeing them just begs for you to finish your latest and contact Rachael.

Rachael Ritchey

And to add to what I posted earlier this week, here are some updated covers and designs to peruse. The titles and author names are fictitious! Just insert your name and title and voila!

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Thanks for taking a gander! If you have questions about cover design, I’m an improving amateur designer but love answering questions based on what I know.

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Saturday Surprise — Jolly Takes Over

You are going to love these!

Filosofa's Word

Hey Y’all!  It’s me, Jolly!

jollyGwammie got stuck in a wabbit hole dis week, and she tol’ me since I keep disappearin’, it’s my turn to write Saturday Surprise ‘cause she ain’t here to write it.  I tol’ her not to eat so much an’ she wouldn’t get stuck … but does she listen?

So anyways … I found dese funny aminals tonite an’ I bet you’ll laugh!  I even maked up some o’ da captions!  Captions is words at da bottom o’ da picture, in case ye dinna know.

Owl Whooooo … Me???

lions Not tonight dear, I’ve got a headache

mooses So there!  pbthhhhh

komodo.jpg “Shall we dance”, said one komodo dragon to the other

bear I know it’s in here somewhere …

lemur You DON’T SAY!!!

squirrel Step away from the nuts and nobody gets hurt … Step BACK!!!

deer.jpg I’m WAAAAAY taller den you!

owls Stop me if I’m boring you …

deer-2.jpg WHOA Dude!

bird I’m…

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I believe..

Now here are words to dwell upon, and savour

Doorstep Wisdom

I believe that everything we want to experience in Life is usually just a “Step Beyond” our comfort zone.

I believe that when we awaken, no matter what happened the day before, we can Begin anew.

I believe we have to have faith in Life; without it, we perish.

I believe in keeping things simple; often times, we complicate what’s very simple at its core.

I believe that we must keep a childlike wonder in order to achieve our dreams, no matter what.

I believe as the infamous Zig Ziglar shared, “Your attitude will determine your altitude.”

I believe resilience is necessary to master your life & you’ve got to practice those “muscles” everyday.

I believe that you are ONLY as great as the people who stand beside you & can only accomplish great things if you give yourself permission.

I believe that there are people who will lead you…

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Meet My Sponsorship Friends

Here is some more cleverly put inspirational advice from Yecheilyah

The PBS Blog

Being an Independent Author / Publisher can be expensive. Many self-publishers do not have large teams of people and companies rallying behind them or supporting them financially. And yet, Self-publishers cannot expect to do well without producing quality content. So, today I’d like to introduce you to my new sponsorship packages! Meet The Bookworm, The Readerpillar, The Writerfly, The Editing Eagle, The Love Bug, and Mrs. Professional! They each have their own personalities, pet peeves, and special benefit packages.

The Bookworm

Meet The Bookworm! Bookworm loves to read, sometimes to his detriment. He’ll read anything. He’s especially fond of characters who wear glasses like he does. Just don’t tell him to go to bed early. That really gets under his wormy skin and when he starts to remove his glasses, watch out! That means he’s especially upset. How dare you tell him to stop reading to go to bed. He’s…

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The Geeky Guide to WordPress – Adding blogs and people to your site.

Now here’s another interesting tip from Simon. Check out his blog always something different going on.

Planet Simon

As I’ve been doing this blogging thing a little while now and it seemed a good idea to pass on a few of the things that I’ve learned over the five years that I’ve been doing this. In easy and often geeky steps you’ll be taken through the steps and point out the pitfalls of taking your blog seed and growing it into something really amazing.


Adding people to your site is a neat little way of helping collaboration between blogs, without having to email or all of the other cumbersome ways to share a post it’s a great way to enable others to write to your site.

One of the other uses of adding people is if you’re running multiple blogs – there’s a lot that can be done by adding them – this post explores how this is done.

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By adding a person to a blog they can…

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Comfort zone…

A lyrical and thoughtful view

The Silent Eye

Image: Pixabay

I felt a tad fragile and the thought of sitting in front of a bright computer screen had no appeal at all. I could have done the ironing, I suppose, but there was no hurry. I could have cuddled the dog and done nothing… which I did for a while; doing nothing can be the most productive way of spending your time. But eventually, I started to fidget. I turned to an old, familiar friendship and picked up a book.

It was not one of the many interesting books still waiting to be read, their pristine pages silently urging me to explore their secrets. No, it was a book that is falling apart from having been read by several generations of my family over the past forty years. A book I have read so many times before that it held no surprises at all, apart from the fact…

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