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My new short story: Asia Unbound

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In this suspenseful and disturbing short story, Asia is a Hollywood star who returns to her hometown for her uncle’s funeral. The paparazzi has followed her home and so has her high school boyfriend. Soon all her secrets will be exposed and she will have to find a way to escape. But no one escapes their own truth, no matter how shocking. (Only $1.99 on Smashwords.)

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  2. I am Muga2 says:

    Cover: The cover looks fine except for the mirror image words in orange. I think a graphic of a tall Hollywood theater marque would look better as the frame for the left side.

  3. Reena Jacobs says:

    This is my favorite cover of yours thus far. However, I am with Muga2 on the mirror image of the words. It’s a bit awkward. But I do love the over all feel and the faded title over the face. Very nice.

  4. Chazz says:

    Thanks for your thoughts, guys! I don’t ask my graphic designer to get involved when I’m doing the cover for a short story. It’s not at all that he is overly expensive–he’s talented and very reasonable–but I just can’t justify the expense of bringing anyone else in when it’s a short story going for such a low price. I did this one myself from a morguefiles image and using picnik. Not optimum but I think it’ll do for now. The marquee is a good idea that suits the story, but it’s beyond my graphics skills at the moment. 🙂

    • Reena Jacobs says:

      What program are you using for your graphics? I use photoshop elements… well, I did until my laptop went bye-bye last week. There’s are two features in PSE which allow you to create inner and outer glows. It’s a simple click of the button to produce the effect.

      There’s also a free program (GIMP), which I’m not so familiar with. If I have any graphic needs between now and next week (when I plan to pick up a new laptop), I plan to put it to use. I found the below tutorial on how to do an outer glow. I tried it out in GIMP and it was pretty easy to follow.

      http://userlogos.org/book/export/html/5233

      I know what you mean by trying to save money for short stories. Depending on the price, it can take quite a few sales to earn back any investment. Though I’m not the greatest, I do all my covers. 🙂 By the time I have a decent following, I hope to be an expert.

      • Chazz says:

        Hi. Thanks for your thoughts. I tried GIMP but as I recall I didn’t find the interface as intuitive as you did. Picnik is what I use and it’s really simple (though perhaps that limits its capabilities, too.) I can recognize a bad cover pretty easily. Making a good cover is more elusive. 🙂

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