Titles

So, last week, my character, Trinity, showed up on the blog to celebrate its new design and contest.

On her post, she’d asked for some help to figure out a title for the book I wrote about her. Trinity listed out the options in her little section under “My Novels

The little summary is:

A winged, amnesia-stricken girl finds refuge in a struggling artist’s arms. When the enemies from her realm find her on Earth, she must choose to return home with them to spare her new love’s life, or stay and fight. Either choice could keep them apart forever.

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The choices of title were:

Trinity

Everlasting

Winged

Destined

Taken

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Title are hard to decide on, especially when I know publishers usually change them. I mean, they know what they’re doing when it comes to titles, so I’m okay with it. But in the mean time, I like to have some sort of title.

So. . . . .

We’ve decided to call her story WINGED.

Trinity told me to tell you all Thank you. First for the help with the title, and because she had a blast on the blog last week with you guys. I might have to bring her back to say hello soon.  🙂

I’m a huge fan of one or two-word titles. . .how ’bout you guys?

Oh, and PS, Trinity, Jayden DID see that comment you left on your post about him. . .

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8 Responses to Titles

  1. Good choice! I got distracted and didn’t vote but that was my favorite!

  2. Lynn Rush says:

    Thanks, Kay. I’m diggin’ it, too. I love the story, too. It was such fun to write.

  3. I like titles that are simple and have double (or triple, or more) meanings. The number of words doesn’t matter to me, but I don’t particularly go for long titles. It’s ironic, though–I’ve been blogging about cover art and noted that some of my favorite books have cover art I’m not crazy about. Well, some of my favorite books have long titles, and/or titles I’m not crazy about.

    Anyway, Winged was my favorite, so I’m glad that’s the one ya’ll decided on :).

  4. Great choice! Have a great day! Write on!

  5. Wow, great new layout on your blog! It looks fantastic. I’m a big fan of one or two word titles. And you know what? They don’t always change. Mine is the same through querying, through my agent and my publisher. At least, it hasn’t changed yet….

  6. Lynn Rush says:

    Kat–Happy we chose the one you liked too. It was the majority for sure.
    Lori–Write on, my friend.
    Elana–Thanks! You’re right. When Violet Midnight was under contract they had kept the title the same. So, it does happen. I hear it’s just really rare. 🙂 Let’s hope you get to keep yours, Elana. It’s awesome!

  7. KM Wilsher says:

    Nice :0) I just can’t get over this blog!!! :0)

  8. Short titles are good because they are easy to convey to others but sometimes I like longer titles because it allows for an interesting flow of words or more of the story or ideas to be conveyed. Both work depending on how they are used. Good luck.

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