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My next novel--Redemption

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Comment by Craig Curtis on October 18, 2011 at 12:24am
Cheri when it comes to the titles of books, movies, songs, poems, etc. they can't be copywrited so you don't have to worry if a title is taken or not.  For example I looked up The Promise.  There were at least a half dozen fiction books with that title, add non-fiction and it was at least triple that number.  Granted, people don't normally take a classic title and attach it to their work.  So you are not likely to see two different books named War and Peace.  There are several Eye of the Storm titles out there.  Not so for Midst of the Storm.  So just like you play with word choice in each sentence you write you might play a word or two in the title. 

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Comment by Connie Foster on October 16, 2011 at 2:50pm
I went to Amazon and searched their books for titles with the word "Journey"....they are In abundance. I then searched for Kaia....found no fiction and minimal non-fiction. Just something to think about.
Also, since you are self-publishing, you're calling the spots....the title is in your hands. Enjoy the control:)
Comment by Cheri Swalwell on October 15, 2011 at 7:51am

I love your suggestions, everyone.  Thank you so much for the input. 

What about, Connie, taking from your idea and saying Kaia's Journey or something along those lines?  That title shouldn't be taken.  Is that something that would catch your eye and want you to read it?  If I'm looking at self publishing, do I have to come up with the title or will someone help me with that - like the person who designs the cover?

Craig:  The book talks about the "storms of life" so I love your idea of Eye of the Storm, but I think it might be taken already.  That is definitely still in the running for me.  Pretty neat that you would suggest that not having read the book. 

And Sharon, I love the title "The Promise."  That might fit exactly with the book I'm writing now.

So many great ideas - thank you all so much! 

Comment by Sharon Singley on October 13, 2011 at 3:54pm
Craig, I thought of Joy in the Morning...or Joy through the Mourning...but I think there's already a book with the first title, and the second may just be too much a play on words.
Comment by Craig Curtis on October 13, 2011 at 1:15pm
Cheri, spinning off the scripture Sharon mentioned it could be condensed to something like Joy Comes in the Morning.  Another title I was thinking about was Eye of the Storm.  But I agree your first title sounds like non-fiction, and even the second choice leans towards that as well.

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Comment by Connie Foster on October 13, 2011 at 12:55pm


Taking it One Day at a Time, God's Way rings non-fiction to me. I love Sharon's suggestion. You could also consider just her name, Kaia. Remember, don't worry too much about your title. You're publisher will probably change it away:)

Now all you have to do is start shopping it around. Get an agent, get published, then teach me:)

Comment by Sharon Singley on October 12, 2011 at 4:36pm
OMG...I meant Lulu, not zulu! LOL!
Comment by Sharon Singley on October 12, 2011 at 4:35pm
I have actually written several short/inspirational stories that I published on zulu (nothing big, I just wanted to get them out there). I would love to see them in a chicken soup type thing!
Comment by Terry L Chandler on October 12, 2011 at 4:11pm

Tamara L Barney replied, but I just saw it! Sorry Tamara!

I'm a very busy woman, but not too busy to think. I love the thought of combining the stories for The Chicken Soup For the Soul with the fiction group.


Feedback please? What do you all think?


Comment by Sharon Singley on October 12, 2011 at 3:21pm
Thanks all!

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