Monday, October 13, 2008

Book Titles

I have been puzzling over a book title for the past few months. When author Max McCoy critiqued a few pages he pointed out the title is part of marketing the novel to editors and agents.

That was the end of June. I've been thinking about it ever since. I've thought about using "river," or the name of the town where it's set, "Walnut Ridge," or a dozen other things.

Yesterday on our trip to Quivira I came up with something I like. At least I think I like it. I'm still mulling it over.

It's in the first sentence of the book. Yes, the first sentence. I'm not going to mention it here until I see if I can buy the domain name and such.

Did I mention it's in the first sentence of the book? Less than 20 words in? Did I mention that? Been thinking since the end of June - a good three and a half months. Yep. First sentence.

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