Mock Cover Makings: The Iron Circus
I’ve learned a lot about writing from my writerly friends. I like to take the things they do and try them out, seeing what works for me and what doesn’t. One of the many things I’ve picked up from Cid, is making mock covers for my projects.
When I get stuck at a particular part of the story, or I find it hard to get into the mindset to write a story one of the first things I do is make a mock cover. The mock cover allows me to browse stock photos (usually on Deviant Art) that remind me of my story, which is its own form of inspiration. It also gives me something to look back on for inspiration when I get stuck again. Also, it’s fun.
This time around, I decided to make a mock cover for my steampunk novel, The Iron Circus. I’m barley 7,000 words into the first draft, but I decided to forgo writing the scene I planned on writing today in order to do a mock cover.
So I found these two images on Deviant Art:
What do you think? Make you want to read the story?
Do you make mock covers for your projects? What do you use?