Create a Cover - My imaginary "debut" cover

Current Theme Song (aka what's playing on my ipod right now): Talkin' To You Eye To Eye by Roomful of Blues.

Brought to you a la, well, several places actually, but most recently from The Story Siren.

The game? Create an imaginary debut cover all of your own. It's strangely fun and addicting. First, you go to

The Fake Name Generator and you guessed it, pick the first name that comes up. (I picked a Japanese name because of all my uber research in Asian countries right now. And boy did it turn out cool). Next clicky on

The Random Word Generator. The first verb you see is now your title. (I wish inspiration came this quickly in real life) ;). Then head over to

FlickerCC and type in your new title and the first picture with a person is now your cover.

To assemble your very cool new baby, a really good, quick option is Picnik, which lets you add text, crop, and do some effects without needing an account.

And here it is *cue trumpets*

THAW by Rimi Yoshino.

And here are some other, very impressive titles (seriously, and I thought mine was cool, but no).

Kristi at The Story Siren

Karin at Karin's Book Nook


Kelsey at Reading Keeps You Sane


Scott said...

Love the cover. I may have to try this at some point . . . where 'time' is on my side, rather than against me.

Now, here's a question: If given the chance, would you design the cover for your own WiP?

As for me . . . Yes. I may have to find the time to do just that. Thanks for all the cool links!


Vivian Mahoney said...

Oh! Your cover is very cool. I'll have to try this, though I'm afraid it will be a time cruncher.

Heather Zundel said...

Scott - hey! And heck YES I definitely would design my own fangirl cover for my own book. I've been planning on it for a long time. Can't wait to reveal THAT one. :) Oh, and you are most welcome.

Vivian - It actually doesn't take terribly long. I think mine was twenty minutes.

Charlotte said...

Yay, just made my cover ! I must say that competing with yours and the ones that you linked is kind of hard...! You can come and check it out if you want. I had done the same thing last year for an Album Cover, I love these kind of games...! I'm a brand new blogger, so any comment about my debut blog would be appreciated too, good or bad. :) I've been following yours for a while and read every new post. Really nice blog you've got !

Heather Zundel said...

The Noisy Daisy - Thank you so much. And I loved your cover. More than mine actually. And a great start on your new blog.