the writer is a lonely hunter

writing by Gail Aldwin and other authors

Graphic to illustrate a manuscript

on March 3, 2022

From a post by The Supercargo about header images, my friend and fellow writer John Nixon at Pens Around the World has inspired me to play around with pictures to illustrate my manuscript The Girl and the Tutor. It’s the story of a girl who never grows up due to an early obsession with her maths tutor and here’s what I produced:

I’ll refrain from going into the whole plot but suffice to say I chose a copyright free image of a prefect from Unsplash and another of a tutor from Pixabay. In Canva, I was able to select the heart-splattered background and the leaf image to finish the job. What do you think?

Interestingly, there’s a pitch party launching in April called moodpitch. This is where authors get a chance to write a tweet-length pitch (280-characters) for their novel in the hope of attracting interest from agents and publishers. At this pitch party, there’s also an expectation that the tweet will include a moodboard. Looks like I’m all set to go!


3 responses to “Graphic to illustrate a manuscript

  1. jim bates says:

    Your images do a great job of setting the mood and expectation for your novel, Gail. I’m looking forward to reading it!! Good luck at the ‘pitch party’!! 🙂

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