November 11, 2009

Random Reminders

AF is on her way home from Spain and Italy, and is probably going to be Very Grumpy Indeed, what with the jetlag, and the Returning to Real Life. So, a little something to amuse her: a new picture book!

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

Click GENERATE NEW NAME. The name that appears is your author name.

2 – Go to “Picture Book Title Generator” at

Click CREATE TITLE! This is the title of your picture book.

3 – Go to “FlickrCC” at

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.


Charlotte said...

gah! Do you suppose the panda's name is Edward?

C. K. Kelly Martin said...

Wow, a pink-haired punk panda. Very funky looking - he just better not piss that cranky chicken, Janice, off.

Sarah Stevenson said...

Super awesomeness. Thanks to the jet lag, you actually had me for a second there. MUST make my own...tomorrow, maybe.

tanita✿davis said...

Yay, you're back! And obviously WAY more tired than you should be, if that actually made you think Picture Book!