Write 2 Be Magazine

For the Artists Who Like to Remain Strictly Out of the Box

Letter From the Editor

Even the most well-rounded writer might have a little trouble when it comes to producing illustrations and children’s picture books if we don’t happen to have the knack for drawing … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Is Graphic Design Just About Creating Imagery? By Max Chohan

The initial moveable type was most likely the beginning of typography, with the passage of time, all other materials have come to fall within graphic design, which includes photography, digital … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Automate Your Ebook Cover Design With Photoshop Actions by Brian Koh

Let’s face it, writing a book can be difficult, especially a decent book, but it pales in comparison to the art of selling your books. You will generally find that … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

How To Find The Right Artist To Commission by Lindsay Gonzalez

Whether you need an illustrator for a book you are publishing, or an app you are developing, or just someone to draw a picture of your grandmother to hang over … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Importance of Illustration in Children’s Books by Denny Phillips

The world of children is filled with wonder, but often that world can be hard to understand. With the use of illustration, a childrens book artist can open up a … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Writing Picture Books – How to Captivate a Young Reader by Jon Bard

Picture books aren’t read, they’re performed. The very act of reading a story out loud to a child forces the reader to add inflection, dramatic pauses, and even ad-lib some … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Writing Tips for Children’s Picture Books by Vivian Gilbert Zabel

Although some advice for authors of children’s stories and books may seem contradictory, the basics are rather unchanged and stable. The following tips can help all of us write and … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

How to Publish a Book – 7 Steps to Working With A Cover Designer by Patricia Benesh

Congratulations! You have finished your manuscript and have decided to self-publish your book. That means you have full control over your cover design-and total creative license. Since the cover conveys … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

How to Write a Graphic Design Project Proposal by Ian Lauder

If you’re a freelance graphic designer, odds are that many of your projects will be pretty short. So you continually need to establish relationships with new clients and land new … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

How An Artist Works: Q and A With The Visual Artist And Author Garry Puffer by Joseph Valentinetti

Q: When did you start doing artistic projects? A: When I was maybe six or seven. I remember I did fish drawings, pages of fish, thirty or so swimming across … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

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