Archive for September, 2013

A Western Tale

September 30, 2013

A little while back I received a copy of a book from a writer friend, Clint BlevinsIMG_5240, who I met at a Writer’s Digest Editor Intensive critique session. I critiqued a chapter of his fantasy western, which was thick with cinematic imagery and very cool fantasy lore. It was one of my favorite submissions I read during the workshop.

It’s been a couple of years since then, but Blevins finished and published A Western Tale. I was very excited to see the finished book. It’s a fun tale that will instantly pull you in. Gunslingers, wizards, an ancient battle of good and evil. Good stuff. Check it out.

 

Cool New Book of Creative Exercises

September 5, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of working with designer/author Jim Krause (author of such bestsellers as Color Index). I served as editor for his new book D30: Exercises for Designers. It’s a super cool project that features 30 days of creative exercises for anybody really. While the book targets the graphic design category, I have to say I think anyone creative would love doing some of these exercises. There are writing exercises, art projects, video editing exercises. All kinds of cool stuff.

Jim Krause with his new book, D30.

Jim Krause with his new book, D30.

Great for designers, but also great for anyone who is simply itching to “make stuff.”

Also, here’s a great Q&A  with Krause from the Creative Group.