New cover for ‘Brianna’s Bones’

new cover

Yep, I made new (and better) cover for our novelle.

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New novelle on the Wattpad

Brianna's Bones

(link under the picture)

Summary:

Steaming steampunk – fantasy adventure taking place in a world populated by felinemen and doggirls lurks on the following pages. If you look for strange and weird stories- you’re in the right place. Oscula, an awkward and shy teen doggirl with no friends seeks her place in the world. A vision, gives her a chance to assert herself as a worthy member of her community. To make it happen she has to team up with an unlikely companion with hidden motives. Will she become a heroine and gain the respect and acceptance she always wanted or will she perish on her perilous adventure?

Fun puzzle with the cover

 

 

Show don’t tell (emotions)

awed
slack, jawed, raised eyebrows, staring, frozen, take a step back
and put hand on his heart

amused
smiling and throwing back her head laughing, slapping her thights,
stamping her feet, clapping her hands, shaking her head /that’s so
wrong/

angry agresive
sharp movements, shaking a fist, pointing, slashing or slamming
a fist on a table, flushed face, patchy red blotches, tension in neck,
chords standing out, veins throbbing, jutting or tucked chin,
arms akimbo or clenching fists, entering someone else space and
forcing them out, poofing up with a wide stance, arms wide / bring it
lowered eyebrows, squinting eyes, teeth bared, jaw clenched, snarling

annoyed
pressing lips together into a thin line, narrowing eyes sometimes
with slight head tilt /why do you still exist?
rolling eyes, often pairedwith long suffering sigh

anxious
fidgeting, tearing grass into little pieces, playing with a ring,
chewing on a pencil, biting lower lip, swallowing unnecessarily,
quickened breath or holding breth, darting eyes, pallor, sweating,
clammy palms, unnussualy high-pitched, nervous laughter,
hunched shoulders, pacing

attentive
slow head nodding with a furrowed brow, leaning forward toward the
speaker and sitting up, taking notes, looking over the top of
her glasses

bored
reting his head on his palms, peeking out between his fingers,
slipping so his head, accidentally hits the table, tapping toes,
twirling pencil doodling staring out a window

confident
arms clasped behind the body, head liftedm chest out, standing tall,
walking brisky and making firm precise movements

confused
tilting head with narrowed eyes, a furrowed brow, shrugging

contempt/superiority
lifted chin/ the better to look down the nose, pursed lips,
sneering, slight frown, circling a shoulder, streching her neck,
turning away – to indicate she doesn’t see person as a treath,
grabbing her lapels tucking her tumbs in her waistcoat, dissmisive
hand-waving

cynical/sarcastic/bitter
twisted lips, half-smile, sneering with shaking the head, pressed
lips with a slight frown, eye rolling,

defensive
crossed arms or legs, arms out palms forward/stop! placing something
sword, books, in front of her body

disgusted
crinkling his nose, curling his lip, showing the tip of his tongue
briefly, flinching back and interposing a shoulder or turning
away, covering his nose, gagging and squinting his eyes shut- hard
for a moment

displeased
a plastered-on fake smile / you suck but I can’t tell you that
directly, pouting or frowning / I’ll cry if you don’t give
me what I want, crossed arms / I will not let that terrible idea
influence me

distressed
wide eyes shallow rapid breathing, beating the walls, huddling
into a corner, clasping hands over his head protectively,
rocking himself, handwringing, running his hands through his hair,

ernest / passionate
leaning forward, nodding, wide eyes with strong eye contact and
raised eyebrows, hand on heart, presented palms up, a double-
handed hand shake

embarrasment
blushing, stammering, covering her face with her hands, bowing
her head, difficulty maintaining eye contact, looking down and
away

excited / anticipation
rubbing hands together, licking lips, a vigorous pumping handshake,
jumping up and down, a wide and easy grin

flirty
eye play like winking, looking up trough the lashes, over the
shoulder glances, eye catching, preening, like hair flipping
or smooth, clothing straightening, spine straightening,
striking a cowboy pose – his tumbs gripping his belt tight,

frustrated
shaking his head, massaging his temples, clasping his wrists in his
opposite hand behind his back, running his hands through his hair,
grabbing onto something like armrests, or white-knuckled
interdigitation

happy
smiling and laughing, eyes and nose crinkling, swinging her arms,
spinning loosely, dancing, jumping

impatience
quick head nodding, toe/finger tapping, sighing, checking the clock

jealous
tight lips, sour expresion, narrow eyes locked , crossed arms

lying
scratching their nose, ear, neck, sudden change in behaviour or deme-
anor, shifty eye contact, long blinking, shrugging, Ill-time
smiles or laughter, shaking head no while saying yes/ i can’t
believe i just lied, lickimg lips, covering mouth, touching
mouth

overwhelmed
both palms to forehead, fingers splayed , covering eyes with one
hand, eyes wide and staring into space, hands gripping table in
front of her

playful/ friendly
winking, waggling eyebrowsm tiny shoves or nudge

pleasure
head tilted back, lips parted slightly, eyes wide or closed,
slow languorous movements, streching, arching neck or back,
slight flush, quickened breath and pulse,

possesive
hand shake with arm clasp, putting hands on or around someone
shoulders, neck, waist, back, standing in someone’s personal
space body toward that person, any one-sided act of intimacy
runing a knuckle down someone’s cheek, staring down any who gets
too close

proud/ dominant
chin up, chest out, shoulders back, a painfully hard handshake
that not only squishes the bones but also forces his hand on
top (shnew more nekog zajebat tako sto ispruzi dva prsta
uz njegov wrist i tako nemoze da ga stegne)
leaning back with his hands behind his head and his feet up,
strong unblinking focused eye contact

reluctance/resistance
arms crossed with fists/not happening, dragging feet / i don’t wanna
pinching nose/ yo want me to do what? clamping hands over ears lalal

sad / upset
droopy body and anything held, boved in shoulders wrapping arms
around self, slow movements with hesitation, bottom lip jutting
out and quiverinng, crying, sobbing, body shaking, sniffling,
wet eyes

secretive
a thight- lipped smile, hiding her hands in her pockets, looking
away

scared
hunched shoulders, shrinking back from others, wide eyes and lifted
eyebrows, shaking, trembling, freezing, rocking from side to side,

shame
slumped shoulders, looking down and away, burying her face in her
hands bowing her head

shocked
hand covering her mouth, mouth hanging open, sometimes with a gasp,
freezing and staring with wide eyes and eyebrows rised, smacking
a palm into his forehead

shy
avoids eye contact or fleeting eye contact, keeps a far distance
from everyone and backs away if someone steps closer,
folded arms, head down

smug
slight, close-lipped smile, one-sided smile, one raised eyebrow,
/ i know something you don’t, chin slightly tucked, Mona Lisa smile,
reised eyebrows/ I know better, fingers steepling

suspicious/skeptical/disbelief
narrowed eyes with sidelong glance or raised eyebrows, rubbing
his eyes, shaking his head, blowing out cheeks

tired
rubbing his eyes, eyes staring into space, raised eyebrows,
yawning and stretching, almost nodding off and jerking awake,
gritting teeth to stay awake

thoughtfulness/thinking
steepling fingers, pinching nose with closed eyes/focus, tugging on an
ear/this will help me remember, stroking beard , furrowed brown,
narrowed eyes, tilted head, pressing lips together / strugling to
understand, resting chin on hand/ tired of thinking

triumphant
hands clenched above head , head tilted back with a yell,
arm pumpong in the air jumping,

Character diamond

All characters need four main traits:
1) most visible trait of his personality – how he normally operates
2)fatal flaw – extreme of the first one (courageus and reckless)
3) supressed trait – direct opposite of first two, it will help
the character to defeat the fatal flaw, in most cases character
supress this trait or doesn’t know he has it
4)supporting trait- consistent with first one, value, preference or
way to express oneself

Example traits:

Positive Traits

Accessible
Active
Adaptable
Admirable
Adventurous
Agreeable
Alert
Allocentric
Amiable
Anticipative
Appreciative
Articulate
Aspiring
Athletic
Attractive
Balanced
Benevolent
Brilliant
Calm
Capable
Captivating
Caring
Challenging
Charismatic
Charming
Cheerful
Clean
Clear-headed
Clever
Colorful
Companionly
Compassionate
Conciliatory
Confident
Conscientious
Considerate
Constant
Contemplative
Cooperative
Courageous
Courteous
Creative
Cultured
Curious
Daring
Debonair
Decent
Decisive
Dedicated
Deep
Dignified
Directed
Disciplined
Discreet
Dramatic
Dutiful
Dynamic
Earnest
Ebullient
Educated
Efficient
Elegant
Eloquent
Empathetic
Energetic
Enthusiastic
Esthetic
Exciting
Extraordinary
Fair
Faithful
Farsighted
Felicific
Firm
Flexible
Focused
Forecful
Forgiving
Forthright
Freethinking
Friendly
Fun-loving
Gallant
Generous
Gentle
Genuine
Good-natured
Gracious
Hardworking
Healthy
Hearty
Helpful
Herioc
High-minded
Honest
Honorable
Humble
Humorous
Idealistic
Imaginative
Impressive
Incisive
Incorruptible
Independent
Individualistic
Innovative
Inoffensive
Insightful
Insouciant
Intelligent
Intuitive
Invulnerable
Kind
Knowledge
Leaderly
Leisurely
Liberal
Logical
Lovable
Loyal
Lyrical
Magnanimous
Many-sided
Masculine (Manly)
Mature
Methodical
Maticulous
Moderate
Modest
Multi-leveled
Neat
Nonauthoritarian
Objective
Observant
Open
Optimistic
Orderly
Organized
Original
Painstaking
Passionate
Patient
Patriotic
Peaceful
Perceptive
Perfectionist
Personable
Persuasive
Planful
Playful
Polished
Popular
Practical
Precise
Principled
Profound
Protean
Protective
Providential
Prudent
Punctual
Pruposeful
Rational
Realistic
Reflective
Relaxed
Reliable
Resourceful
Respectful
Responsible
Responsive
Reverential
Romantic
Rustic
Sage
Sane
Scholarly
Scrupulous
Secure
Selfless
Self-critical
Self-defacing
Self-denying
Self-reliant
Self-sufficent
Sensitive
Sentimental
Seraphic
Serious
Sexy
Sharing
Shrewd
Simple
Skillful
Sober
Sociable
Solid
Sophisticated
Spontaneous
Sporting
Stable
Steadfast
Steady
Stoic
Strong
Studious
Suave
Subtle
Sweet
Sympathetic
Systematic
Tasteful
Teacherly
Thorough
Tidy
Tolerant
Tractable
Trusting
Uncomplaining
Understanding
Undogmatic
Unfoolable
Upright
Urbane
Venturesome
Vivacious
Warm
Well-bred
Well-read
Well-rounded
Winning
Wise
Witty
Youthful

Neutral Traits

Absentminded
Aggressive
Ambitious
Amusing
Artful
Ascetic
Authoritarian
Big-thinking
Boyish
Breezy
Businesslike
Busy
Casual
Crebral
Chummy
Circumspect
Competitive
Complex
Confidential
Conservative
Contradictory
Crisp
Cute
Deceptive
Determined
Dominating
Dreamy
Driving
Droll
Dry
Earthy
Effeminate
Emotional
Enigmatic
Experimental
Familial
Folksy
Formal
Freewheeling
Frugal
Glamorous
Guileless
High-spirited
Huried
Hypnotic
Iconoclastic
Idiosyncratic
Impassive
Impersonal
Impressionable
Intense
Invisible
Irreligious
Irreverent
Maternal
Mellow
Modern
Moralistic
Mystical
Neutral
Noncommittal
Noncompetitive
Obedient
Old-fashined
Ordinary
Outspoken
Paternalistic
Physical
Placid
Political
Predictable
Preoccupied
Private
Progressive
Proud
Pure
Questioning
Quiet
Religious
Reserved
Restrained
Retiring
Sarcastic
Self-conscious
Sensual
Skeptical
Smooth
Soft
Solemn
Solitary
Stern
Stoiid
Strict
Stubborn
Stylish
Subjective
Surprising
Soft
Tough
Unaggressive
Unambitious
Unceremonious
Unchanging
Undemanding
Unfathomable
Unhurried
Uninhibited
Unpatriotic
Unpredicatable
Unreligious
Unsentimental
Whimsical

Negative Traits

Abrasive
Abrupt
Agonizing
Aimless
Airy
Aloof
Amoral
Angry
Anxious
Apathetic
Arbitrary
Argumentative
Arrogantt
Artificial
Asocial
Assertive
Astigmatic
Barbaric
Bewildered
Bizarre
Bland
Blunt
Biosterous
Brittle
Brutal
Calculating
Callous
Cantakerous
Careless
Cautious
Charmless
Childish
Clumsy
Coarse
Cold
Colorless
Complacent
Complaintive
Compulsive
Conceited
Condemnatory
Conformist
Confused
Contemptible
Conventional
Cowardly
Crafty
Crass
Crazy
Criminal
Critical
Crude
Cruel
Cynical
Decadent
Deceitful
Delicate
Demanding
Dependent
Desperate
Destructive
Devious
Difficult
Dirty
Disconcerting
Discontented
Discouraging
Discourteous
Dishonest
Disloyal
Disobedient
Disorderly
Disorganized
Disputatious
Disrespectful
Disruptive
Dissolute
Dissonant
Distractible
Disturbing
Dogmatic
Domineering
Dull
Easily Discouraged
Egocentric
Enervated
Envious
Erratic
Escapist
Excitable
Expedient
Extravagant
Extreme
Faithless
False
Fanatical
Fanciful
Fatalistic
Fawning
Fearful
Fickle
Fiery
Fixed
Flamboyant
Foolish
Forgetful
Fraudulent
Frightening
Frivolous
Gloomy
Graceless
Grand
Greedy
Grim
Gullible
Hateful
Haughty
Hedonistic
Hesitant
Hidebound
High-handed
Hostile
Ignorant
Imitative
Impatient
Impractical
Imprudent
Impulsive
Inconsiderate
Incurious
Indecisive
Indulgent
Inert
Inhibited
Insecure
Insensitive
Insincere
Insulting
Intolerant
Irascible
Irrational
Irresponsible
Irritable
Lazy
Libidinous
Loquacious
Malicious
Mannered
Mannerless
Mawkish
Mealymouthed
Mechanical
Meddlesome
Melancholic
Meretricious
Messy
Miserable
Miserly
Misguided
Mistaken
Money-minded
Monstrous
Moody
Morbid
Muddle-headed
Naive
Narcissistic
Narrow
Narrow-minded
Natty
Negativistic
Neglectful
Neurotic
Nihilistic
Obnoxious
Obsessive
Obvious
Odd
Offhand
One-dimensional
One-sided
Opinionated
Opportunistic
Oppressed
Outrageous
Overimaginative
Paranoid
Passive
Pedantic
Perverse
Petty
Pharissical
Phlegmatic
Plodding
Pompous
Possessive
Power-hungry
Predatory
Prejudiced
Presumptuous
Pretentious
Prim
Procrastinating
Profligate
Provocative
Pugnacious
Puritanical
Quirky
Reactionary
Reactive
Regimental
Regretful
Repentant
Repressed
Resentful
Ridiculous
Rigid
Ritualistic
Rowdy
Ruined
Sadistic
Sanctimonious
Scheming
Scornful
Secretive
Sedentary
Selfish
Self-indulgent
Shallow
Shortsighted
Shy
Silly
Single-minded
Sloppy
Slow
Sly
Small-thinking
Softheaded
Sordid
Steely
Stiff
Strong-willed
Stupid
Submissive
Superficial
Superstitious
Suspicious
Tactless
Tasteless
Tense
Thievish
Thoughtless
Timid
Transparent
Treacherous
Trendy
Troublesome
Unappreciative
Uncaring
Uncharitable
Unconvincing
Uncooperative
Uncreative
Uncritical
Unctuous
Undisciplined
Unfriendly
Ungrateful
Unhealthy
Unimaginative
Unimpressive
Unlovable
Unpolished
Unprincipled
Unrealistic
Unreflective
Unreliable
Unrestrained
Unself-critical
Unstable
Vacuous
Vague
Venal
Venomous
Vindictive
Vulnerable
Weak
Weak-willed
Well-meaning
Willful
Wishful
Zany