I must confess, I’m a title whore. Catchy book titles make me yearn to crack them open, discover their innerds. Case in point – Girl With A Dragon Tattoo. That immediately grabbed my attention. Another title – The Lovely Bones. Of course any Harlequin title with Sheikh in it gets my undivided attention too! I could go on and on.
So imagine my frustration when I can’t seem to come up with any decent ones for my books! I had a book titled From A Whisper To A Scream, which I particularly loved.
Unfortunately, I was alone in that title love. That book, sold to AN Other publisher, went on to become another title, which I loved btw and almost wished I’d come up with myself.
But I’m beginning to realise that I have no talent when it comes to naming my stories. That said, I know not to sweat the small stuff because there’s someone whose job it is to come up with a title that sells the book. Can’t help wishing that maybe… just once, I could come up with a knockout title that blows an editor’s sock off.
Yeah, I know, I’ll carry on dreaming…
How about you? Do book titles make you want to read or scream?