Sue Vincent on the subject of our aging faces and bodies and how despite the odd wrinkle or two or sag (and we all have them) our faces can invite people to discover more. As writers we create characters with beauty and flaws to draw our readers in.. Sue points out that our photograph on the back cover of a book or our profile page can also draw them in to discover more. #recommended
“That,” I thought, looking at the author’s photograph, “is a really interesting face.” She wasn’t pretty, nor by any means young. The face was quite ‘lived in’ and had probably never been more than vaguely attractive by any conventional or accepted criteria, yet it was a face that had stories to tell. Her eyes sparkled, even in monochrome. Her mouth had a humorous twist… she looked as if she viewed life from her own particular tangent and found it amusing. I knew that I would enjoy the book. And that got me thinking.
We are not supposed to ‘judge a book by its cover’… though we do, all too often, and probably miss some of the finest content by doing so. We are not supposed to judge people by their faces… but we do, all the time, forming that all-important ‘first impression’ as eye meets…or avoids…eye.
The cover of a…
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