I got tagged on Facebook by Rumer Haven in a writing game called Eight Terrible Titles. The idea is to randomly let your cursor fall onto a spot within your manuscript eight times, and voila! Eight truly terrible title ideas.
So of course I decided to change the rules a bit and use my recently released manuscript Redemption. My editor and I tried to come up with an alternate title and never hit the sweet spot, but I think some of these might do nicely. What do you think?
I Told You We Should Have Hired Professionals
She Wanted to Feed Him Arsenic
A Woman Whose Gaze Could Freeze Flames
True To His Promise
Maybe She Should Have Picked Up Chinese
Damn Good Thing
Gazing Out the Window at the Snow-capped Mountains
Her Face a Porcelain Mask
Another, More Startling Notion
You Can’t Outrun Your Sins
Oh yeah, I can’t count either—that’s ten, not eight. But I really think that last one is a winner. Should have used it!
If you’re not doing anything today at 3 pm Eastern (8 pm London time) you should come check out the party on Facebook. The Women’s Fiction Writers Association is hosting a Facebook Launch party for twelve women’s fiction authors, and my slot is at 3 pm ET. I’ll be answering questions and chatting for 30 minutes.
And check out Rumer’s website; her book Seven for a Secret has a really great title, don’t you think? Although I think “Maybe She Should Have Picked Up Chinese” is equally intriguing.
Rumer HavenNovember 18, 2014 at 8:23 pm (9 years ago)
Bwahaha, those are brilliant. Thanks for accepting the challenge, Kathryn, and I must say title #1 really has my imagination running wild! 🙂
Kathryn BarrettNovember 18, 2014 at 9:15 pm (9 years ago)
Thanks for inviting me, Rumer! This was really a lot of fun…gave me some ideas for future books, set in a Chinese restaurant in the mountains!