I need a book cover, a real sleek, stylish and snappy one that will grab eyes and help me rake in boku bucks.
What should be on the cover? Good question.
I don't want to limit your creativity but obviously, the title "Bookshelf Q. Battler's Big Book of Badass Writing Prompts: 101 Scintillating Scenarios to Stimulate Your Cranial Excretions" should be featured prominently.
On my site, I have always portrayed myself as a geeky nerd adventurer. So one possibility would be me maybe holding a pencil as if it were a magic wand or some kind of weapon. I see myself as a nerd with dark hair and glasses, not so good looking as to lose my nerd cred but handsome enough to score some babes. I've never commissioned a drawing of myself before so have at it.
You could have me fighting zombies, aliens, telekinetic penguins, bears raining from the sky, or ninja bunnies, just to name a few of the scenarios listed in the book.
Something tells me zombies and aliens are doable but the shark is jumped once we get into bears and penguins but you're the artist and if you think you could pull it off go for it.
I also realize you might not find a nerd version of me doable so you could forget me and just stick with the zombies and aliens and ninja bunnies and so on. Maybe they all leap off the page of a notebook or something since it is a writing prompt book.
If all that sounds like crap I would be open to semi-normal designs...maybe someone looking deep in thought at a typewriter or maybe a hand writing on a page or what have you, though I am a humor writer with a comic bookish flair that caters to a nerdy audience so the more comic bookish nerdy and humorous you can make it the better.
This is a link that contains a shutter stock photo that I tell my blog readers is me. This is meant just to give you sort of an idea of what I consider my fictional self to look like but I don't want you to draw someone exactly like this person as obviously I don't want problems with the shutter stock people.
In other words, "Bookshelf Q. Battler" is a nerd. Kind of a handsome nerd who looks like he could get a date but still sort of nerdy and awkward. Tall, not a short weakling or pimple faced or anything.
* Finally, just want to reiterate I'm not wed to the idea of a nerd version of me, Bookshelf Q. Battler, fighting off zombies, aliens, others etc. If you can pull it off and it looks cool, great, if not maybe some other idea like aliens, zombies and so on leaping from a page.
UPDATE - Note that I'm not necessarily wed to any ideas I listed above. If you come up with an idea that works I'd love to see it.