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Re: Book title inspiration!

Posted: May 23rd, 2010, 7:25 pm
by Quill
Or, just "A Million Miles." Still intriguing and gets rid of the Sci Fi imagery.

Re: Book title inspiration!

Posted: May 23rd, 2010, 7:54 pm
by JustineDell
Interesting topic!

I feel your pain. When I titled my first MS, I did the same as you (playing with random words), but I never tried the wordle thing. That's hilarious! I ended up with a play on words in a different way, using themes/ideas from the story itself and putting them together. I ended up with "Broken Ties That Bind". Have you tried something like that?

With my second book, I put together what the H/H were doing throughout the book. I'm not crazy about the title...but hey, it works. After all, the publisher might change it, right? So, the second book is called "Recaptured Dreams". Hopefully you can tell the plot/theme a bit from the title alone.

The third book title came out of nowhere. I mean, this book isn't even done and I was sitting in the car one day, listening to music and then three words from the song said everything. I'm gonna keep that one to myself though ;-)

Good luck!

~JD

Re: Book title inspiration!

Posted: May 24th, 2010, 11:11 am
by karenbb
Justine,

That's good to know that you came up with three separate titles in three different ways. I keep hoping for divine intervention, but I'm also happy with Bring Me Back now that everyone has talked me off the Lifetime channel ledge.

I had to laugh about your second suggestion about a short phrase that describes what your H&H are doing in the book because that would make mine quite naughty considering the "active" nature of their relationship at the beginning, especially. I don't plan to let my dad read the book (makes me think about Anne Lamott's comment about writing like your parents are dead) but I have to at least be able to tell him the title and have him be able to repeat it in polite conversation...Ha!

Re: Book title inspiration!

Posted: May 24th, 2010, 1:40 pm
by JustineDell
karenbb wrote:Justine,

That's good to know that you came up with three separate titles in three different ways. I keep hoping for divine intervention, but I'm also happy with Bring Me Back now that everyone has talked me off the Lifetime channel ledge.

I had to laugh about your second suggestion about a short phrase that describes what your H&H are doing in the book because that would make mine quite naughty considering the "active" nature of their relationship at the beginning, especially. I don't plan to let my dad read the book (makes me think about Anne Lamott's comment about writing like your parents are dead) but I have to at least be able to tell him the title and have him be able to repeat it in polite conversation...Ha!
Write like your parents are dead...hahahaha. I do!

Don't worry, one day you'll get that perfect title. I like Bring Me Back, though. Now I'm off to wordle my ms. You gave me the coolest idea!

~JD

Re: Book title inspiration!

Posted: May 27th, 2010, 7:01 am
by deepsesh
If you've been calling it 'Bring Me Back' for too long - then that's your name! It would probably sound odd if you change it at this point of time... cos u know it as BMB!

Re: Book title inspiration!

Posted: May 27th, 2010, 10:33 am
by Scott
The Plimsouls! Awesome tune, karenbb! I'm a huge fan of Peter Case.

So why not call it A Million Miles Away?