I have now officially begun praying that my debut YA cover (should I be blessed with one) does NOT look like this. On the other hand, if anybody would like to hire me for design services on the basis of this abominable creation, feel free to contact me. :)
I should note that my original book title was supposed to be "Whimper," which I quite liked, except no pictures came up with that tag. So I had to go with this one, which is of dubious appropriateness. Credit, blame, or random yelling people with pitchforks should go in the direction of 100 Scope Notes.
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, 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.