Jan 122012

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Striking a Pose (Women and Fantasy Covers)
A while back, we had a discussion on the blog about the cover art for my princess novels. For the most part, I really like these covers, but they’re not perfect.
Now I could talk about the way women are posed in cover art … or I could show you. I opted for the latter, in part because it helped me to understand it better. I expected posing like Danielle to feel a little weird and unnatural. I did not expect immediate, physical pain from trying (rather unsuccessfully) to do the hip thing she’s …

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  1. was talking about this with Andrew last night and in fact I DO know some women who can get into several of these positions. granted they are all belly dancers and have trained a very long time to be able to manipulate their torsos.

    but for the rest of us, it is rather rediculous

  2. And, as I said to Tracy who pointed out the same thing to me: "True! Miska said the same thing, mentioning Rachel Bryce specifically. I, however, have seen Rachel perform and strongly suspect that she has no spine, but rather a super-flexible gel-like structure supported by a fuckload of wiry muscles."

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