Let’s make a cover for my new novel; a step-by-step blog series, and I want your input!… part 5…

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Oh yeah, now our model… my younger daughter, Mollie… is looking more like a princess leading a desperate rebellion against an evil empire! It sure helps that I replaced the plastic PVC pipe she was holding with a spear. I have removed more of the bushes in the background. It will make more sense when I pick the perfect beach picture to put that in front of. Oooooh… I need to look through all those photos of the Northern California coast I took on my way back from Santa Cruz, where I visited my cousin and her kids. I bet I can find some good ocean shots.

You may also have noticed that I have begun working on the uniform. That is because Mollie was wearing some of my stuff for the photo shoot, but the uniform isn’t supposed to be a modern military one. More like home-made, dye-splashed soldier gear appropriate for a made-up world where there is basically a world war going on… with spears and slings… and our princess is more or less Eisenhower, leading the war against the Axis powers. So I am removing the pockets and lapels and changing the camouflage.

Hey, I told you, this ain’t no Disney fairy tale princess story.

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2 Responses to Let’s make a cover for my new novel; a step-by-step blog series, and I want your input!… part 5…

  1. Maybe put leaves and twigs and stuff on the uniform? I tend to see that stuff in war films and such, and it’s low-tech, which fits into the style you’re going for.

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