• Grace A. Johnson

A Whole Ton of Fun Announcements and Stuff!


Needless to say, I couldn't find a good title for everything I've got going on today. I gave y'all a glimpse of what's to come in my last post, and today I want to share all about it!

So here we go!

Six O'clock


I recently wrote a short story for a contest, but suffice it to say it didn't win. (There were over 400 other entries, so...) I do so love this story, and I'm looking forward to sharing it with y'all! But before I do so, I need to decide on a cover! I've designed five different ones, so now y'all have to vote on your favorite one! Let me know in the comments which one you like the best!

Cover #1: Dark grey color scheme; simple, modern title treatment; model on cover.



















Cover #2: Typographic style cover. Black, white, and violet color scheme. First cover with the tagline.





















Cover #3: Carnation and salmon pink color scheme. Sun at the top, modern-style title at the bottom.



















Cover #4: Off-white and yellow color scheme. Bright sun at the bottom. Large, modern-style, simple title treatment.



















Cover #5: Large title treatment. Blue, yellow, orange, pink, and dark purple color scheme. Modern, rising sun design. Tagline included.



















Daylight


The first of many short stories, Daylight will be coming sometime in early April! It's a YA/ New Adult story set during the events of 9/11. I'm super excited about this one, since it combines a lot of my favorite things--but more on that later. Closer to completion, I'll share more about the story and call for betas! Keep your eyes out, guys!

Fairytale Retellings


At the moment, Cinderella is in the lead! I plan on doing six short stories for a Austen-style fairytale retelling collection, so I need five more! Put in your vote here so I can choose the top six! I'll announce the selected stories sometime in mid-March! By the way, thank you SO much to those who have already voted! I greatly appreciate the feedback, and I am super excited to see these stories come to life!

Templates


As a writer, I know how difficult it is to create convincing characters, interesting worlds, and interesting arcs. I also know how hard it is to find a good template. Character templates don't fit for historical or fantastical characters. Worldbuilding always differs on what you want your world to look and operate like. And arcs? Well, character arcs are sometimes overlooked. A friend of mine brought that to my attention several days ago, so I've decided to create a template that helps you determined your character's arc over the course of the book and/or the series!

Are there any templates you'd like to try? Anything you've struggled creating? Let me know in the comments!

Linkup


So, before any decisions are made, I would like to get y'all's feedback on something (and see how well it goes over the first time).

I am currently hosting my first ever linkup (which you still have time to participate in; it ends on Sunday), all about elements of worldbuilding. I personally love it and have enjoyed doing it! Granted, I have yet to write my piece, but I've just come up with a very interesting idea, so...

A friend of mine suggested that I make this a regular thing, and I really think I would like to! Perhaps in April, I'll do another linkup, but I need your feedback! Is there something you'd like done (differently or new), and what would you like to post about? I'd like to stick with the fantasy theme, so what's one element of fantasy writing you'd like to explore more? What about writing prompts (images and lines of dialogue and such)?

Let me know if you'd be open to participating in another linkup and what you'd like to see done!

Thank you guys for joining me for all these fun announcements! Don't forget to vote for your favorite cover! I can't wait to share my new short stories with y'all!


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