Thursday, December 20, 2012

HBRC Day 5 - Create-a-Cover

This is one of my favorites, folks.  Get ready to get those creative juices flowing.

1 – Go to “Fake Name Generator” or click

The name that appears is your author name.
2 – Go to “Random Word Generator” or click
The word listed under “Random Verb” is your title.
3 – Go to “FlickrCC” or click
Type your title into the search box. The first photo that contains a person is your cover.
4 – Use Picnik, or something similar to put it all together. Be sure to crop and/or zoom in.

5 - Link your Book Cover post using Simply Linked.
In terms of the activity for the HBRC, we're asking the participants to create the cover and write a short synopsis to go along with it. What is your book about?  We can't wait to read your ideas. 
Here's Karin's example:
SWING by Evie Harmer
Mary is wracked by guilt. 
Sarah and Mary were supposed to meet a couple of guys at the park last night, but Mary chickened out at the last minute. They didn't know anything about these guys except what was on their Facebook pages. Feeling like a loser, she confessed to Sarah that she was scared. Luckily, Sarah agreed they shouldn't go - at least that is what Mary thought when she hung up the phone last night.
If she would have gone to the park with Sarah like she said she would Sarah wouldn't be missing right now. 

It doesn't take long for Sarah's body to turn up and everyone looks to Mary for answers about what Sarah was doing out alone at night.  Will she have the strength to tell the truth and help lead the authorities to Sarah's killer? Will Mary ever be able to ease her guilt? Will she ever be able to swing again?
Here's Julie's Example:

FREE by Robin D. Turner

Sally has a secret that she can't even tell her best friend Avery. Sally is afraid that if she tells Avery her secret they could not be friends anymore. Sally's secret is eating her up inside and ruining her friendship with Avery anyway. Does Sally risk the best thing that has ever happened to her in order to be Free? 

I wasn't feeling to inspired when I wrote this :)  

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! Great story ideas. I would read them, especially Swing. And Swing sounds like it could be a Lifetime Movie, too. Though the movie wouldn't be as good as the book. :)


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