Sunday, August 30, 2009

Create-A-Cover

CREATE YOUR DEBUT YA COVER

1 – Go to “Fake Name Generator” or click http://www.fakenamegenerator.com/
The name that appears is your author name.

2 – Go to “Random Word Generator” or clickhttp://www.websitestyle.com/parser/randomword.shtml
The word listed under “Random Verb” is your title.

3 – Go to “FlickrCC” or click http://flickrcc.bluemountains.net/index.php
Type your title into the search box. The first photo that contains a person is your cover.

4 – Use Photoshop, Picnik, or similar to put it all together. Be sure to crop and/or zoom in.

5 – Post it to your site along with this text


When I tried this I got "Primp" as my book so I made a fake synopsis of my fake book:

Julia Lockheart had never been the same since her mother left the family for a shot at acting in Hollywood. Stuck with three younger sisters and a depressed job-quitting dad, Jules feels like she has to mother the whole family, while tending to her own needs.

To make matters worse the school play auditions are coming up, and a certain somebody has taken the male lead. Jules wants to act, it's always been her dream, but the mere thought of stepping on the stage brings back painful memories of her mother that she can not forget.

As Jules navigates her new world she begins to learn more about herself, her friends, and her family. And then things don't seem so bad. Jules is just about ready to take the stage and get over her memories when her mother returns and shakes things up again.

Primp, in a store near you sometime in the fake future.