2016 #ROW80 Round 3: Check-In #11
I have spent the last three days trying to figure out what I’d like to see on the cover of my upcoming novella. I created the covers for all my previous stories, and this is the first time I need to tell someone else what I’m looking for. The problem is that I don’t know what I want.
My publisher provided me with a lot of information to start the process, and my input is going to be essential to the final cover. I’m looking forward to working with their art department and see what they come up with, but I have to give them an idea where to start.
I know I don’t want the traditional cover with two characters floating atop, the title in the middle and a portrait at the bottom. Also, I’m not a fan of bare, headless torsos. I like simple lines, and crisp fonts more than a busy composition.
At least, I narrowed my pick of artists and styles. Now, I just need to decide what my dream cover would be. What about you? Do you know what you want on your cover as soon as you start writing, or inspiration hits when the time’s right?
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