Henry Hyde: Designer, Writer, Editor
A Creative Life Unvarnished
A Day at London Book Fair 2017

A Day at London Book Fair 2017

  I’ve never been to the London Book Fair before. It’s a little overwhelming. Here’s some advice. Whatever the temperature outside, it’s boiling hot inside Olympia. Do not overdress. Wear comfortable shoes. I’ll say that again: WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES. I made the mistake of wearing stylish, fancy shoes and am…

Fonts for Indie Authors and Designers Part 2: typographic colour

Fonts for Indie Authors and Designers Part 2: typographic colour

Let’s continue our exploration of the fascinating world of fonts by exploring the subject of ‘typographic colour’ (or “color” for my American friends!). That sounds very grand and just a bit complicated. What do we mean by ‘colour’ here? Well, it has nothing to do with making your text red,…

Fonts for Indie Authors and Designers Part 1

Fonts for Indie Authors and Designers Part 1

I promised to write some posts about graphic design, so let’s get started with one of the fundamental aspects that has a huge effect on the look and feel of your project: the choice of typefaces, also known as fonts. Technically speaking, the higher grouping is the typeface, which may…

Self-Publishing? Why Work With A Designer?

Self-Publishing? Why Work With A Designer?

The rapid-read version Doing it yourself may seem like the cheapest option, but unless you know what you’re doing, it’s a false economy. A good graphic designer provides excellent value for money. Building a healthy, long-term relationship with an experienced designer is invaluable and an investment in your future success.…

Blessed to be ALLi’s EU VAT Man

Blessed to be ALLi’s EU VAT Man

This is not the story of a tax inspector from Brussels, though I’m sure that a thrilling novel could be written along these lines. No, this is the story of an ex-magazine editor who, by a curious twist of fate, has become the EU VAT spokesperson for the Alliance of…

“Barik’s Blades” Shortlisted in First Page Competition

“Barik’s Blades” Shortlisted in First Page Competition

The results of the Triskele Books‘ Words with Jam First Page Competition 2016 are in – I’m delighted to tell you that I was shortlisted! As you can imagine, this is a huge morale boost at what has been a difficult time, and enormously encouraging. I am doing my best to move…

Creativity, Creative Coaching and Creative Editing

Creativity, Creative Coaching and Creative Editing

I’ve been thinking and talking about creativity quite a lot lately. First of all, I participated in a podcast which veered a long distance from its normal subject matter (wargaming with miniatures) because my co-host and prolific blogger, Neil Shuck, has decided to retire from his role as a regular columnist…

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