Friday, 30 March 2012
I Need a Title....
They have a point, as my original choice was an emotional one linked with the heroine's personal dreams. So what would be a suitable title for an English Civil War Biographical Novel?
I need something that will make a prospective reader browsing shelves in a bookshop immediately want to read the story. [My novel is going into bookshops - yay!]
So what makes a title stand out, reflect the era of the story, its setting and the specific trials of the heroine as opposed to a general Civil War arena? I have been wandering about in a daze for the last day or so, reciting phrases aloud and scribbling in notebooks, so everyone thinks my laptop addiction has finally got to me and I have lost it.
I enlisted my agent's opinion as well, and would be interested to see what everyone thinks of our combined suggestions - so if you feel inclined, do complete the poll on the right hand column.