Julie Ranson

Mum flower in rainbow colors
Photo by Sharon Pittaway on Unsplash

Have you established your brand colors? It’s okay if you haven’t yet. You won’t need them until you launch a website, redesign your Medium profile page, or start creating graphics to promote yourself.

That said, there are other “less significant” times when you may want to customize a color for…

Shows font styles
Author created

Your font or typeface choices in your graphics and website design tell a story about you. It may be a short story, but fonts say something.

Font styles fall into three categories: serif, sans serif, design. The graphic above shows the two serif styles. A serif is a little curlique…

Maybe you can design your book cover too.

Book cover design by author JJ Ranson
Author design — in Canva

I’m in a variety of Facebook writing groups and not a week goes by that someone doesn’t ask about book cover design. There are a lot of rules depending on the book format — e-book, hardcover, paperback, or audiobook.

But because so many of these authors are planning to self-publish…


Fifty Word Challenge #71: ‘March’

The first day of March 2022 will be Mardi Gras or better known as, “Fat Tuesday.”

There are numerous ways to view this day:

  • Anticipating the first day of spring.
  • Marking an end to winter in our perception.
  • Celebrating Fat Tuesday — P-a-r-t-y!
  • Giving up something for Lent the next…

Quickly customize a featured graphic for Medium.

Author Creation — Canva

A Facebook Cover template is the right size for a featured graphic at the top of a Medium post. 1200x800 pixels is a good ratio of width to height. This larger size is necessary if you use either of Medium’s two right-most picture formats.

Julie Ranson

Julie Ranson

Word Lover. Writer. Self-improver. Believer. Wife. Mother of three adults. Find me everywhere: https://linktr.ee/jjranson