I liked the first story can't remember the name , the story that led to 'Clue in the Soup' in the title, and the story "Alibi", possibly one of the shortest in the novel. The 3 westerns weren't bad, per se, but they didn't inspire me to want more from the author. I genuinely couldn't figure out the how-done-it in the locked room mystery, but I pretty easily figure out the twist in the story in the story about the two lovely ladies.
There was absolutely nothing negative about this title. There just wasn't any one thing that grabbed me and made me sit up and go "Wow! As long as it's free, or if you like Westerns, this would be a "Get". These stories are crime stories of various kinds and settings from one where two detectives are trying to figure out a murder during dinner to one which is an old fashioned western setting.
All are unique, a bit rough, and a bit raw. A couple had a bit of adult language and other dialog. Overall, not my favorite genre but a couple were nominated for awards so these are good examples of this particular genre of mystery. I picked up this book free during an Amazon giveaway. The stories themselves are not bad, although a serious weakness is that the solution usually relied on information the reader did not have until the brilliant sleuth revealed it.
The Mick and Casey stories are Western mysteries, an unusual genre.
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The Best Of Detective Fiction: A Case of Imagination. Dying for a Living Boxset: Maybe a jewel heist cover? And here are three more. I realized that they are three quite different pic. In three days, only four covers. The goal is two a day, uploaded to Self-Pub Book Covers for sale. There are additional unfinished covers, but that's all for the finished and uploaded. Turns out the same forces that interfere with my writing also interfere with my art. Here are today's works: Now in my defense, I must say that I did spend an inordinate amount of time on a hand drawn background for a cover that likely will not end up on SPBC,.
Even if it's an Art Dare rather than a Writing Dare. For those of you from ROW80, who are just joining us Every Cover Tells a Story but not the story you think.
I remember when I took my first design class. It was the intro class for all art study, and it was all about design principles.
You know, balance, repetition, pattern, etc. And often our assignments involved cutting out black squares and arranging them in ways that illustrated a design principle. We weren't supposed to try to make a picture out of them or anything. Just keep it pure abstract. But I had already had some design, in film and photography sc. I'll just cut to the chase and make this announcement: I am now officially an Amateur Writer.
I've talked a little and keep saying I'll talk more about how the future of publishing is with the Amateur. Now, I guess I have become what I have observed. And it actually happened a while ago -- life crept up on me and swallowed me whole, and I rea.
I've been playing with Blending Modes in Photoshop. The colors on one layer blend with those below it, to create something altogether different. While it's nice for creating effects for photos or artwork, I find that it can really be fun to use abstract shapes and pile on a bunch of them.
The colors you get can be unpredictable, depending on what blending "mode" you chose for each layer. And they also come out with a retro feel -- back when mysteries and.
More Art - Landscape and Inverse Lanscape. Still playing with the same technique I used on the trees, but this time playing with abstracted backgrounds. I say "Landscape" but really, it is pure abstract that just suggests landscapes: It's a great concept for covers because it leaves nice spaces for text. In this case, I planned to create a dark hill and a dark sky, with a lightening strike, however, because this technique is not very editable -- each brush s. Art - Spooky Trees for Halloween. Practicing some watercolor brushes in Painter.
This wasn't actually what I planned to do tonight. I was playing with abstracts for backgrounds -- fiddling with blue-on-blue, actually -- and I started following what the brush gave me, and ended up with these decidedly not background trees. I didn't work the tree on the left as long as on the right. Not sure what I'm going to do w.
We weren't supposed to try to make a picture out of them or anything. In the fourth story, a killer believes that all he needs is a strong "Alibi" to pull off the perfect crime, but he finds that works against him. Overall, not my favorite genre but a couple were nominated for awards so these are good examples of this particular genre of mystery. They got the food at a local Chinese restaurant, the Golden Noodle. Not in the soup, not on the egg rolls or packages, not in the little packets of sauce in the trash, or on any containers or spoons. All times are GMT
Not Doing Nano - Doing History. I have decided not to do Nano. This is partly because I realized something about Nano -- it promises a fun and fulfilling time - the joy of Just Writing, and the Fulfillment of Finishing The joy of finishing has to do with pulling a great and satisfying plan together - to see it come to fruition. Requiring that the novel be started and finished in the same time frame undercuts that sati.
Some Art - Loretta Young and a Cover. So I did do some of my artwork. The Loretta Young picture came out splendid, but I should tell you that this is a photo replication: On paper, I'd use a grid. I don't do this well completely free hand. On the other hand, this is also how Vermeer worked, so I don't feel bad about it.
When I do try to do a portrait completely freehand, it comes out not looking like the person at a. The restrictive rules and timing make it impossible to integrate into an existing writing plan -- you have to start something "new," you can't start ahead of time, etc. However, this year some things have happened that have completely knocked me out of writing and pretty much every other project for a while. So most of my creative work is on the shelf. I have been concentrating lately on nonfiction -- writing a history.
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