A new blog post on theamethystangel.com, my experiences with creating book titles! It is at the forefront of my mind as I try to come up with a title for the latest book I am writing in a new trilogy.
I’m not even going to tell you how long it took me to come up with a title for this blog post. Which is about my experiences with creating book titles. Ironic, no?
As the author of ten books, coming up with a decent title for each story is something that I have wrestled with a lot. The title is usually the first thing that people know about your book, and so is the first thing to be judged. (If the title is okay, then the next judgement will be the cover art, then the blurb, then the first page or two, and then the price.)
Some stories come with a clear title, and it would be crazy to consider anything else. I know when I wroteThe Elphite, I really didn’t even consider calling it anything else. But using a made-up word as a book title has its drawbacks…
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