Novels, Novellas, Narratives · Randomness

Quoting a Book Visually

I’m feeling so book overloaded right now I can’t even think of a writing quote to post. πŸ˜›

And it’s not a bad thing. There’s just so many books out there that I can’t get my hands on fast enough! Did you all know that the new Outlander book is out? I haven’t even read the first book in the series and I’m chomping at the bit to grab it! I have a friend who read the whole series so far, and said she couldn’t put it down. So of course, I want to pick it up! πŸ˜€

But anyway, that’s not why I’m here. The reason for this post is to talk about visual aids and books. A couple weeks ago I finished reading The Fault in Our Stars (only book I can safely say I cried my eyes out on), and I realized that the reason I even picked the book up in the first place was because of the advertising pictures that have plastered themselves all over the internet. Not the movie trailer, not the cover (cause the cover itself is pretty simple), but the pictures with quotes from the book. I totally took for granted how important visuals are to people.

Don’t believe me? Here’s an example:

Would you consider reading this book if you saw the quote like this…

“Are you not afraid, Mr. Durante?”

“What the hell do I have to be afraid of? I’m my biggest enemy.”

Speakeasy: A Novella by A.M.Dunnewin

Or like this…

speakeasy quote 4
(Photo: Ryan Gosling from Gangster Squad)

Exactly. I think we need to step up our game, fellow writers. πŸ˜‰

And by the way, no I have not seen The Fault in Our Stars movie yet. Still too soon. 😦

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6 thoughts on “Quoting a Book Visually

  1. I’m just starting thinking about this things, because I don’t have a published novel yet – so I still have time to learn – but I must say the visual is very very intriguing πŸ™‚
    I have never considered this before.

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