There is every chance I should stick to writing YA novels, and never, ever try writing picture books.
However, YOU CAN!
1 – Go to “The Name Generator: at http://www.thenamegenerator.com/
Click GENERATE NEW NAME. The name that appears is your author name.
2 – Go to “Picture Book Title Generator” at http://www.generatorland.com/usergenerator.aspx?id=243
Click CREATE TITLE! This is the title of your picture book.
3 – Go to “FlickrCC” at http://flickrcc.bluemountains.net/index.php
Type the last word from your title into the search box followed by the word “drawing”. Click FIND. The first suitable image is your cover. It will give you the option to go to Picnik.
4 – Use Photoshop, Picnik, Powerpoint, Publisher or similar to put it all together. Creativity is, of course, encouraged.
5 – Post it to your site along with this text.
Don't forget to post your results at 100 Scope Notes; so far, only a couple of them look like real picture books, but I'm sure yours will be much better. Much, much better...
NANOWRIMO Peeps: Don't forget you've got a chance to blurb your newly emergent novel, on the Cybils Blog. Pass your 50 Word Pitch to Cybils cofounder, Anne Levy.