Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Wanted: A Cool Book Title
Sometimes the titles come at you fast, like car accidents; other times, they linger in the wings waiting for you to find them. And then when you discover The One, you can't help but wonder, What took so long? How come I didn't see that one a mile away?!
Carina Press editor extraordinaire Liz B. and I are in the process of coming up with a brand-spanking new title for my contemporary romance that will be publishing in July. I heart the story so naturally I will spend as much time brainstorming names for this novel as I would finding the perfect name for a newborn baby. Maybe more, in my case.
Besides divine intervention, one way to brainstorm cool titles is to come up with keywords, phrases and concepts to determine the best title. Normally that requires a fair amount of brainstorming (and in my case, chocolate) till you find the one that's just right. Like the porridge. Yesterday on my run, I returned home with a list of cool new titles. We'll see if any of them play out.
Writers: How do you come up with your titles? Readers: Have you ever purchased a book based solely on its title?
Wish us luck! I hope to be able to share the new title with you in very near future.
P.S. I'm guest posting today at a brand-new site called The Happy Writer. It's a fun site. Check it out!