Also known as an initial, drop caps are a way to guide the reader through the text, while also adding decoration, style and character. Medieval scribes would use ornate letters to begin new sections of their work. Historically, they included illustrations inside or alongside the typography. The word Initial is from the Latin initialis which means … Continue reading Standing at the beginning: Initials, Drop Caps and Initiums.
Canada is now 420 friendly. Recreational marijuana has been legalized, which means there's a whole industry waiting to blow up and change the world. For the better, or worse? Well, that's for you to decide. Here's five books featuring Mary Jane as the protagonist that will help you become better informed about weed. … Continue reading 5 Books About Marijuana
Last year, I failed at NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo (short for National Novel Writing Month) is a non-profit that's dedicated to helping people tell their stories. The idea is that if you log 1500 words a day from November 1 - 30, by the end you'll have an entire novel. Last year was my first year in … Continue reading Failing NaNoWriMo
On my weekly trip to the bookstore, my mind was focused on horror. The first week of October has been rainy, temperamental and moody - perfect for my Halloween spirit but not so perfect for my social life. Ah well. I didn't have to shop the stacks for long. I immediately spotted the interesting shape … Continue reading Spooky Story, Clever Design: Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix