As creative outlets change with the times, so must creatives. Thus, I have dipped my toe into the brave new world of NFTs and cryptocurrency.
Even though I’m a writer, I have always enjoyed designing book covers and detailed book interiors, unfortunately in this digital age many don’t get to see the work I put into the interiors. I think that the rise in NFTs might fix that.
I am not an artist who can draw original artwork well with pencils or pens, but I do work well with the graphic elements provided in many graphic design programs and stock images. Most writers, including myself, use similar methods for producing book covers. I enjoy creating and design with this method. Most recently, I have created NFT projects that include short fiction, combined with related artwork to offer to readers, fiction lovers, and appreciators of art.
My first project Plants in Space: Mission 1 details the findings of explorers on the Other Worlds Expedition of 2127. These 32 NFTs illustrate the giant plants found among the backdrop of nebulas, starry skies, and unknown worlds. This is a Sci-fi collectable short-fiction project with NFTs. Each description includes a short piece of fiction about the plants discovered and/or the explorers.
To avoid high gas fees this project is currently using the Polygon blockchain. If you purchase the NFT you own that piece of the story, it’s yours. Collect your favorite or collect the whole batch, or even sell them when you’re ready. Plants in Space: Mission 1 is the first in several planned NFT projects, including another Plants in Space series which is darker. Future projects will include special edition NFT certified and signed copies of the short fiction and artwork.
In addition, 50% of the proceeds from the sale of these NFTs will go to our bookstore, Midnight Ledger. We have run this book and collectibles store online since 2019 and would love to see it as a brick-and-mortar storefront. We plan to serve our community with local events and activities through the bookstore.
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