Got it months ago and love it!
I need some new bands to listen to!
Right now I listen to bands like:
-Sleeping with Siren
-Pierce the Veil
-The Summer Set
-Of Mice & Men
-I See Stars
-Crown the Empire
So any suggestions?
Memphis May Fire
You told me think about it, we’ll I did. And I don’t want to feel a thing anymore. I’m tired begging for the things that I want, I’m over sleeping like a dog on the floor.
Fine, maybe we’ll pretend right now but I swear to God I’m gonna change the world.
Darling, you’ll be okay.
Just bought my Warped Tour ticket. :) I’m so excited to see Sleeping with Sirens.
I can feel it all around me lingering in my midst
The busyness of others
The screaming of the needy
The blankness of the lost
The hopelessness of the abandoned
The bleeding of the loveless
The passive sorrowfulness of witnesses who walk past with eyes that don’t truly see ,with ears that don’t really hear.
Who are all of these people? The needy, the lost, the abandoned, the loveless? They’re the same as you just in different stages of chaos.
For those of you who have gone through the application process for college, you know how tough applying can be. But on top of that if you’re not part of the top 10%, then you probably don’t have the money to pay out of pocket. So if you could please register to help me?! Please and thanks so much.
Hi Wattpaders, Rebecca Sky here and boy do I have a special treat for you! I often get asked, “Do you make your own book covers?” In simple the answer is, yes. Today I’m going to explain how I do and the special treat is …wait for it… professional graphic artist and novelist Ken Stacey is going to help me!
The first thing you should do when making a cover is find covers that you like. I force my friends to wander bookstores with me and point out covers that catch their eye—I know, I know, I’m bossy! ;) When I have an idea of what style of book cover I want to do, (eg. clean and simple, bold graphic prints, colorful, dark and moody) I look online for pictures to use that fit the style, my personality and my story.
I use royalty-free stock images. The reason I pick royalty-free sites to choose my pictures from, is that once you’ve edited the photo it belongs to you. Not the photographer or the model, you. This is handy if you ever want to sell your book, because no photographers will be coming after you asking you to take down their picture or pay them for it. My favorite site for this is www.sxc.hu. Make sure to read the fine print on the photo; each one has different restrictions. Sometimes I also buy a picture, this is the less cost effective way. The sites I use are shutterstock.com and istockphoto.com. Of the two, Shutterstock is the cheapest.
“That’s nice and all, Rebecca, but how do you edit those images?” you ask.
Well, thank you for asking. For the covers you see on my Wattpad profile I use an online photo-editing program called Pic Monkey. There are many different sites out there but I think Pic Monkey is the most user-friendly. Just upload your picture and play around with their tools. My favorite one is the cloning tool. It duplicates anything you click and moves it to another place. This is great for things like adding flames, erasing things or making someone’s hair longer. They even have tools to help you change eye color or whiten teeth. One of the tools I use most is the sticker overlay option. They have some really cool shapes and images, like roses and buttons, and you can also upload your own pictures to add to the cover you’re editing (when doing this make sure you play around with the blend modes).
“Ok, we’ve listened to you, now we want to hear what Ken has to say.”
I’m glad you said that because I’m dying to hear what he has to say about book covers and illustrations too. My Wattpad fans compiled some awesome questions for him. Here they are.
Interview with professional graphic artist and novelist Ken Stacey:
Which version of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky do you like better - 1, 2, or 3?
Check out the new trailer for the movie adaptation starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson:
When I sat down to write Adventures in Funeral Crashing, my general premise was that I was writing a book about a girl who liked to crash funerals and somehow in the throes of the 3-Day Novel Contest that I was writing it for, Kait Lenox also turned into a female teen sleuth solving a murder mystery. While I had always been a fan of female sleuths, I had never really thought about writing a mystery book. Now, since I have, I have a secret to share - it’s really great fun to write them! Female sleuths rock!
And, here are my top five favorite female sleuths:
1. Veronica Mars, played by Kristen Bell, from the television show of the same name that aired from 2004-2007: Not only did teenage Veronica solve mysteries every episode, the most well known one being a season arc where she solved the murder of her best friend, but Veronica also always had a great witty line to make the dialogue super snappy and snarky. One of my favorites - “98 out of 100 people at that party would walk over my corpse for free gum.” Hilarious…and true.
Check out this blog post from Daniela, the author of The Day, Wattpad’s newest Featured Story. She gives us the top 5 things she wants to do the most in her life.
What’s on your bucket list?
1. Tour Europe - I’ve always loved the culture. Every time I watch a movie, or even see a picture of anywhere in Europe, I kind of feel a longing to go. The people, the languages, the food - oh my GOSH, the food! - everything just connects with me. I don’t want to go on one of those touristy-tours, where they only give you like three minutes in each country. I want to do my own thing, with a best friend - maybe even a boyfriend if I have one. I want to visit the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, all of that.
Paramore is my favorite band too!