Why do writers need a good graphics program anyway?
Changes in publishing have forced writers today to wear many hats, whether they are Indie or traditionally published. Some basic proficiency in graphics is required for all writers today. Here are just a few things you can do with a program like Gimp.
Can you make your own book covers? Should you? I started writing about that, but it quickly got out of hand. I ended up cutting and pasting the entire section into a new file for a future article. We might return to that later. For now the short answer is maybe, for some writers, once you learn enough about Gimp and cover design.
Even if you don’t make your cover yourself, once you have a final cover image there is no end to what you can do with it.
Aren't words enough?
Sadly, not any more. We're living in a visual age.