Covers 101: Winning at DIY cover design
First impressions matter. As the gateway to your story, a great cover can be a game-changer. At the same time, it can be paralyzing to try to sum up all of your words and ideas into a single image. For that reason, many writers are intimidated by the cover process. Our aim with this module is to give you a few practical steps to build your cover confidence!
Sell your story
Creating the right cover for your genre, whether it's contemporary romance, young adult, paranormal, or otherwise, comes down to selecting the best imagery, fonts, and color schemes to represent your story. In this article, we share some common cover elements for these popular genres.
Your brand is a fancy way of referring to the presence you provide to the people who connect with you. As a writer with professional aspirations, it’s important to think about this as a step on your career path. Creating a few simple designs for your brand can help elevate everything you do in the public sphere, whether on Wattpad or social media. We’ve broken some ideas down into concrete steps for you to follow on your journey to becoming a household name.