Happy holidays! The blog will be back up and running on January 7. Until then, let’s take a look back at some of my favorite posts from the 100 Scope Notes archives.
Create Your Debut YA Cover
Usually I don’t do YA, but…
A few months back I posted the steps to Create Your Debut Fantasy Novel Cover. Now it’s time to do something for the Teens. Above is my debut YA cover. I had to modify the rules for this sort of cover to ensure the appropriate YA clichés were represented:
What will yours look like?
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 click http://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, PicMonkey, 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.