Can you reimagine an alternative name for this book?

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Post by BoyLazy » 05 Oct 2017, 23:03

ziesha wrote:Nature is amazing
Good thought.. it sounds like a good title for a nature loving reader.
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Post by Amagine » 06 Oct 2017, 05:01

Charlie Sheldon wrote:As regards the title, for a long time the title was "The Spear Thrower" because the atlatl was the piece that untied everything, but after a discussion with my publisher Ethan I agreed with him the title should be Strong Heart - in fact when he suggested it I instantly knew he was right. Then I wanted to call the series the Spear Thrower Series but again changed it to the Strong Heart series, because not everyone knows what a spear thrower is, and the name can be misunderstood or confuse people. Strong Heart is better. It seems you readers agree.
The Spear Thrower would've been a nice name as well. Even though, I definitely like Strong Heart better.
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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 06 Oct 2017, 16:08

Charlie Sheldon wrote:As regards the title, for a long time the title was "The Spear Thrower" because the atlatl was the piece that untied everything, but after a discussion with my publisher Ethan I agreed with him the title should be Strong Heart - in fact when he suggested it I instantly knew he was right. Then I wanted to call the series the Spear Thrower Series but again changed it to the Strong Heart series, because not everyone knows what a spear thrower is, and the name can be misunderstood or confuse people. Strong Heart is better. It seems you readers agree.
This is interesting to know, thanks for the insight! :D
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Post by Doaa Wael » 06 Oct 2017, 16:16

Charlie Sheldon wrote:As regards the title, for a long time the title was "The Spear Thrower" because the atlatl was the piece that untied everything, but after a discussion with my publisher Ethan I agreed with him the title should be Strong Heart - in fact when he suggested it I instantly knew he was right. Then I wanted to call the series the Spear Thrower Series but again changed it to the Strong Heart series, because not everyone knows what a spear thrower is, and the name can be misunderstood or confuse people. Strong Heart is better. It seems you readers agree.

Thank you a lot for sharing this!

The spear thrower sounds great but as you said, it could be misunderstood. If you wish to educate people what a spear thrower is, you could make the characters have a conversation about it until it becomes established "slang" for your series :) or have other people refer to the spear throwers by that name etc.
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Post by Amagine » 06 Oct 2017, 17:08

Doaa Wael wrote:
Charlie Sheldon wrote:As regards the title, for a long time the title was "The Spear Thrower" because the atlatl was the piece that untied everything, but after a discussion with my publisher Ethan I agreed with him the title should be Strong Heart - in fact when he suggested it I instantly knew he was right. Then I wanted to call the series the Spear Thrower Series but again changed it to the Strong Heart series, because not everyone knows what a spear thrower is, and the name can be misunderstood or confuse people. Strong Heart is better. It seems you readers agree.

Thank you a lot for sharing this!

The spear thrower sounds great but as you said, it could be misunderstood. If you wish to educate people what a spear thrower is, you could make the characters have a conversation about it until it becomes established "slang" for your series :) or have other people refer to the spear throwers by that name etc.
That would have been a good idea and it would've worked.
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Post by Doaa Wael » 06 Oct 2017, 17:14

Amagine wrote:
Doaa Wael wrote:
Charlie Sheldon wrote:As regards the title, for a long time the title was "The Spear Thrower" because the atlatl was the piece that untied everything, but after a discussion with my publisher Ethan I agreed with him the title should be Strong Heart - in fact when he suggested it I instantly knew he was right. Then I wanted to call the series the Spear Thrower Series but again changed it to the Strong Heart series, because not everyone knows what a spear thrower is, and the name can be misunderstood or confuse people. Strong Heart is better. It seems you readers agree.

Thank you a lot for sharing this!

The spear thrower sounds great but as you said, it could be misunderstood. If you wish to educate people what a spear thrower is, you could make the characters have a conversation about it until it becomes established "slang" for your series :) or have other people refer to the spear throwers by that name etc.
That would have been a good idea and it would've worked.
Thank you ! :D :D
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Post by Amagine » 06 Oct 2017, 17:51

I wonder what the title to the next book will be called?
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Post by Charlie Sheldon » 06 Oct 2017, 18:51

Adrift

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Post by Amagine » 06 Oct 2017, 21:24

Charlie Sheldon wrote:Adrift
I like that! :D
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Post by Salsabila » 06 Oct 2017, 22:17

What about ' In a unique land'? Seems befitting to me

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Post by BoyLazy » 07 Oct 2017, 02:28

Charlie Sheldon wrote:Adrift
What does it mean

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Salsabila wrote:What about ' In a unique land'? Seems befitting to me
Good suggestion I like this one
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Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 07:46

Salsabila wrote:What about ' In a unique land'? Seems befitting to me
It sounds decent but a little long and too simple in meaning.
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Post by BoyLazy » 07 Oct 2017, 08:02

Amagine wrote:
Salsabila wrote:What about ' In a unique land'? Seems befitting to me
It sounds decent but a little long and too simple in meaning.
Compared to strong heart yes. But if it is not compared then it sounds decent book name.
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Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 08:06

I like names that are short and complex because it can hold so many meanings to it.
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Post by Vitaro Maxton » 08 Oct 2017, 10:18

Name fits perfectly, no need to change

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