Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summer Break Reading Challenge Activity #10 - Create-A-Cover

I've done this activity during the Holiday Break Reading Challenge and the Spring Break Reading Challenge.  It is so much fun.  I hope you guys enjoy it too.
1 – Go to “Fake Name Generator” or clickhttp://www.fakenamegenerator.com/

The name that appears is your author name.
2 – Go to “Random Word Generator” or clickhttp://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 Picnik, or something similar to put it all together. Be sure to crop and/or zoom in.
In terms of the activity for the Reading Challenge, I’m asking the participants to create the cover and write a short synopsis to go along with it.  
Here is mine:

Sophie, a.k.a. Alexxxis, has been working nights at Wild Horse for a year and so far has been able to keep it a secret from everyone at school.  Until last night.
Chip, blindfolded and dragged by his friends to Wild Horse for his eighteenth birthday, doesn't know what to expect when he is plopped down right in front of the stage, but when he saw Sophie walk out on stage and take her clothes off, he couldn't believe his eyes.  Why would Straight A Sophie be working in the raunchiest strip club in town?
The next day at school, no matter how hard she tried to hide from Chip, he seemed to pop up everywhere. Afraid Chip would spread the news about her after school job, she decided to confront him and beg him not to talk.
Sophie never expected Chip to come into her life and definitely didn't expect the amount of strength she would get from just having him to talk to. Maybe, just maybe Sophie will gain the courage to take control of her life.
Now it is your turn to create your own cover and synopsis.  You have until the end of the day Saturday, July 24th.

18 comments:

  1. I loved doing this challenge last time! I really like your cover and summary. :D I'm off to go make my own now.

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  2. that's not a real book, is it? it sounds like a good one! :)

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  3. This was such a fun challenge! Thanks!!

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  4. Wow I want to read that! (Even if it is not real!)

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  5. What a fun activity-I just put mine up! I'm not so crazy about my synopsis (but I love yours).

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  6. This sounds amazing and I can't wait to participate!

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  7. Fun challenge! My synopsis is not so great, but I tried.

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  8. Yours sounds like a real book. I think that we have some latent talent here...Maybe a new *hobby* to occupy your time?

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  9. I loved doing this challenge! I also found out about picnik which I didn't know, and it's just what I've been looking for!!

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  10. I'm making mine now. When I first got my verb there wasn't a picture. And then there wasn't a picture that worked. FINALLY!! lol, My word is "Clasp"...Still thinking about the synopsis as I make the cover!
    - Shanise from Camisado Mind

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  11. Hard challenge--I'm not much of a writer! Here's a link to my post: http://bayareabibliophile.wordpress.com/2010/07/23/challenge-activity-10/

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  12. I had a two day workshop to go to this week, so I haven't had a chance to do a cover, but I'm having fun looking at everyone's work!

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  13. I loved this activity but I'm a reader not a writer so please keep that in mind.

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  14. I almost forgot to do mine but it's 11:32pm by my watch! I hope I'm not too late!

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  15. Just wanted to stop by and say I really did enjoy this challenge. I know I said I was frustrated, and I was, but only because I couldn't think of a way to word what I was trying to say. Haha.

    But it is a fantastic challenge!! :D

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  16. This is really cool! Obviously I'm too late to enter, but I think I'm just going to make one anyway, LOL Can I put it on my blog, and link to here?

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  17. I loved this Challenge. It was really fun!

    Being me, I hadn't a clue how to link...and well. I accidentally did two!
    If it's possible to delete, could you? Thanks.

    Zoë x

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