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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Title Ideas

In the ongoing quest to find a more obvious title for Elementals, I've thought of these: 


Broken Trust 
Which really sounds more like a financial planning book to me, but with the right cover...

Daughters of Earth and Water from a poem I really like by Percy Bysshe Shelley called "The Cloud." Here's the excerpt: 
I am the daughter of Earth and Water,
And the nursling of the Sky;
I pass through the pores of the ocean and shores;
I change, but I cannot die.
Obviously, I changed the noun to plural to account for two sisters. Seems a little long, though. 

Which leads me to the possible Daughters of Earth and Sky, which just might be The One. I'll have to mull it a bit.

Aside from completely turning off any potential for most male readers, it sounds a bit too "lesbian night club." Of course, that might attract some other kinds of male readers... 

Anyway, that's all I have for the moment. Feel free to "yea" or "nay." I have considered Why Did I Write A Book So Hard To Title?, but I may save that for the mandatory book on writing I'll be writing after I get published.  

Those are mandatory, right?


  1. I like Daughters of Earth and Water. Having read Elementals, I don't see how "sky" fits better than "water." And the whole homage to a poem thing is very cool. (PS--people familiar w/the poem may go, "Isn't that supposed to be water, not sky?" Changing to plural seems justified though.)

  2. Really? I think of Glorya as daughter of earth and Dyana as daughter of sky. Hmm.
    Besides, how many potential readers will recognize that particular poem? I consider it somewhat obscure. Perhaps I'm wrong.
    Doesn't matter. I'm still most partial to Elementals.


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