Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Possible Book Title

So I'm keeping today's post short because life is crazy, and I may or may not be out of town for a couple days.

I've had this book title swimming around my head for a little while. I mentioned it, in passing, to a writers chat room and got a pretty good response, so I thought I would share it with everyone and see what you think.

By the way, if you want to know what my book's about, click the lovely tab above ^

Are you guys sure you're ready for this?

I'm really not sure I'm ready.

Okay, enough stalling already.

Earth Song

What do you think? I want to hear honest opinions.

I also want to know if anyone has other ideas based on my synopsis? I'm still brainstorming here.


Ava Jae said...

Judging by your synopsis, Earth Song looks like a very fitting (and original--bonus!) title. I like it. :)

Melanie said...

Very catchy, Jen! I love it! You should be so proud of it!

How far are you from finishing writing the story, because I remember you saying you won't come up with a title until you finish!

No pressure! Just wondering! I do have at least three kids that are into that kind of book, so if you need some reviews, I would be more than happy to have that privilege. I could give you a view into that age's thoughts!

V said...

It's a beautiful title for the book!!! It's simple and goes so well with your synopsis(which btw sounds very interesting). Is it high fantasy or something?...because I love that kinda books :)

J. A. Bennett said...

Thank you guys!

Mel - (do mind if I call you Mel?) I thought I was going to finish it this past weekend. Then I decided I didn't like where the ending was headed so I had to cut 8,000 words and try again. :(

V - It is high fantasy, but will hopefully feel like our world :)

Sophie Li said...

OOOOO I just read your WIP excerpt and I love the proposed title. I think its rather fitting but still unique enough to remember.

How did you come up with it? I came across my revised book title by the ways of a new tattoo! lol

Joross Barredo said...

Fantasy-fiction is what I LOVE. I really hope to read your book, IDOL!! :)

On the title, it's simply captivating.

J. A. Bennett said...

Sophie - Actually it was a miss-labeled song on YouTube. It just hit me that it would work for my book :)

Patricia said...

I really like the title. It's a keeper.

I am following you via Take Three Tuesday Blog Hop. I am also following you now GFC. Please come visit if you get the time.


Executiveredhead said...

Very fitting title. Makes me feel your main character has a special and unique connection to the earth and makes me want to know more:)

Fantasy Book Chick said...

I like the title. Are you going to self publish your book? I would love to read it! )


J. A. Bennett said...

um, not sure yet. I still have a long way to go :)

Angela V. Cook said...

I like it! The only thing I would recommend (with any title) is to do a search on Amazon to see how common it is. Some people don't want a common title, others don't care. It's just a matter of preference :o)

I REALLY like it though. It's very clean and simple, yet it accurately portrays your book (based on the synopsis).

Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

Nice, I like it. That's one of the hardest things for me, whether it be fiction, poetry, or a blog post. Good luck!

Ashley from Sloanbook said...

Thanks for following and for your sweet comment regarding nursery attire advice hehe :) After reading the synopsis I think it is fitting! Simple but great! Keep going and don't give up- I'm sure writing a book is so hard!

Ashley Sloan

S.J. Wist said...

*Unleashes Muse to pounce on in full honesty.* He means no harm, but he hasn't filed down his teeth in ages... ><'

"Sent on a journey to find peace, she discovers she has magic in which she can control the earth under her feet." Didn't like the word "feet" in this sentence. Feet + young women audience = eh? Maybe: "Sent on a journey to find peace, she discovers that the earth she walks on is also her magic."

I didn't like the transition from heading out on a journey straight to the kingdom going against her in the next sentence. Maybe something like "Magic that will turn her kingdom on her." to ease it up.

The part of "sixteen year old hands" threw me off rhythm. Maybe: "War is inevitable, injustice is inescapable, and the future of a world ruled by an iron fist will challenge her youth." If you choose this option, swap/delete "iron fist" in the first sentence there maybe with um..random thinking here: "unforgivable" "unwavering" "unyielding".

Don't mind my assault on the "padding" in your sentences, I'm just passing on knowledge. It's acceptable now for writing (eg. Brandon Sanderson, M.R. Mathias--all famous fantasy writers and awesome) all write with padding. I have a lot of padding in my own writing. Trick is to get those who don't accept padding to not turn away. They tend to like short. Really concise. Can drive me nuts lol.

Love the title. Keep the title. <--You can see how that last part I mentioned makes me nuts.) The first bell ring it touched my Muse with was "Song in the Silence" (one of my fave books). "Song" also immediately directs this books to teenage girls and women and it sounds like your target audience so far. Second bell was the "Earthsong Falls" in World of Warcraft in one of its lesser-ventured dungeons. 8 million "I like/feel that title from somewhere..."--totally works. (Personally I love that place, it's gorgeous)

That and you must keep me updated with this and if you need any help/beta reader/amateur editor. It sounds very interesting so far. ^ ^

Angela V. Cook said...

Hi Jennie! I tagged you for a writing meme (no pressure to participate if you don't want to). Stop by my blog and check it out. www.angelavcook.blogspot.com

Donna K. Weaver said...

Sometimes titles can be so hard--and if you sell it they may choose something else anyway. I like it though I don't know anything about your story.