The Pitfalls of book Titles
My god, has it been a week already since my last post? I feel like the bear in the picture sometimes. Far too much to do and no time to do it all in.
So, todays topic is book titles. You either love them or hate them. How many of you have written a book and then sat wracking your brain for days for a title that fits it? Firstly, it needs to fit the story, and in an ideal world, be catchy and easy to remember. I’m envious when I see a good, eye catching title. Last year I read a book by Debbie Macomber called The trouble with angels. It grabbed my attention straight away because you never see the word ‘trouble’ before the word angel. I got it soley on that title and thoroughly enjoyed it.
You thought it was hard writing that book, didn't you? Well let me tell you, that was the easy part. I've had so many sleepless night when I need a good title to fit my book, and do you know when it pops in to my head? When I’m not particularly thinking about anything special. A random thought will suddenly just meander across my mind and the title is usually somewhere in it.
I have two new books out at the moment. Abigail Cottage, which was an easy title to find as the story revolves around a cottage and Spirit Intervention The second one had me crying into my chicken soup whillst eating a fruit and nut chocolate bar. Which was quite apt considering!
So to the authors out there, do titles draw you to buy a book, or is it just the covers? Have you got any tips as to how you come up with your titles? Help us out here. I'm one of the authors who struggle to find a title that the world will enjoy.
Here'sa bonus, for the best idea/comment I am offering a bonus pressie from me and it WON’T be book related!
Your comment will then be added to my writers blog 'Authors helpful tips' page. Julie Belfield won last week prize for the best comment. Who will be next?
Before I go, here is a shameless plug for my new spiritual website. Enjoy!
See you all next week .