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How Kristen Kieffer started their book cover journey
Build Your Best Writing Life
Kristen Kieffer is a fantasy fiction writer and the founder of Well-Storied, a website dedicated to helping writers craft sensational novels and build their best writing lives. Her website is frequently voted among the top sites for writers.
Build Your Best Writing Life is an actionable and empowering self-help book for writers struggling to find creative fulfillment and personal writing success.
Millennial writers (20's & 30's) of any gender
I like that this minimal design also showcases a creative element in the brush-stroke and pain spatter.
I love the simple design, the bold type, and the texture on the title.
I love the textured background on this cover, as well as the simple overall design.
This isn't my favorite cover overall, but I do like the brush stroke motif and would be interested in softer element such as this on my cover.
On this cover, I like the illustrated graphics. (And, of course, the simple overall design!)
This is a sample color palette that showcases the softer colors I'm interested in seeing on my cover.
What colors do you want to see in your design?
I'm looking for a minimal, modern, and sophisticated cover. I'm interested in a calming color palette that mimics the book's encouraging tone (e.g. white, pale blue, blue-grey, charcoal grey, sage green...).
I prefer bold sans-serif fonts and thin serif fonts, but I'm open to other options if these fonts styles would hinder a strong design. I also like textured backgrounds and/or textured fonts. Overall, I'm looking for a cover that appeals to modern creatives and has a beautiful, minimal aesthetic.
Any imagery included shouldn't feel cheesy or "corporate", if that makes sense.
What to avoid
Stock photo images as the cover centerpiece. Bright colors such as red, yellow, orange, and pink. Hyper feminine fonts or design elements, as well as elements that would give the cover a younger, more "teen" feel. I'm not a fan of fonts that look like typewriter text or casual handwriting either. I'm looking for clean and sophisticated for this cover.