As a writer taking a rather unique path, I often receive a wide range of questions. So far, I’ve covered some broad topics which you can find here and I’ll continue to shed some light on further questions. With luck, you’ll gain some understanding and insight along the way.
If you have a question you’d like me to answer, feel free to comment or drop me an email.
How did you decide on the titles of your books?
I’ve already covered this one before. But, needless to say, titles should have some relation to the book. It could be a theme, a brief phrase, a name, or even a word that holds some significance.
For my books, I’ve picked a combination of theme and significance. Just Breathe holds significance to controlling spiraling emotions due to post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, while also referring to a specific phrase used often between Aisling and Connor.
The same holds true to my other books. Stronger Than Blood is perhaps the best example of an exception to this process. The words are spoken once, but it does hold a strong significance in several ways. Blood in relation to vampires; blood in relation to Marcelline’s ancestry; and blood in relation to family.
But if you’re seeking help in deciding what your book’s title should be, all you can do is list ideas. List some more. And finally, consider the book itself. You might be surprised at why stands out to you.
Coming up, I’ll talk about how I decide on the settings of my books.
Until next time,
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