Tag: Deconstructing Design

  • Book Review: Let’s Travel Through “The Gate”

    “We all want to live forever… until we don’t.” If you’ve ever wished you could be a badass warrior and escape the service of your incompetent boss, Amarynn’s story will inspire you. In advance of the book’s release this Saturday, I wanted to introduce you all to your next summer fantasy read. First, I’ll admit […]

  • Deconstructing Design: Joy in a World Where ‘Wild Things Will Roam’

    Deconstructing Design: Joy in a World Where ‘Wild Things Will Roam’

    I ran a poll several months ago to ask what scene(s), if any, readers might want to see deconstructed. One of the suggestions that caught my attention was a snippet that actually happens off screen and spans only two paragraphs, but serves as the height from which the story is dropped in the last quarter. The reason the reader suggested this scene is exactly aligned with the purpose that I hoped it would serve: “It’s such a nice moment before everything gets flipped on its head.”

  • Deconstructing Design: Ground Control

    Deconstructing Design: Ground Control

    Welcome to my newest series in which I document what the hell I was thinking when I designed a thing, whether that be a book cover, a book trailer, or just a passage in something I’ve written. I’m a chronic overthinker, so you can rest assured that many thoughts went into the construction. So let’s […]