July 29th, 2011

Titles

So…normally, titles are not a problem for me. Heck, I even title my chapters, and people complement me on the amusing or intriguing chapter names.

But I cannot for the life of me come up with a title for this current book.

For the last 25 years, I’ve assumed it was going to be called: The Corruption Campaign. But it doesn’t have anything to do with that…I started the story at a different place. So that one is out.

Some others:

The Dreames Whose Dreams Come True — too long and not the right mood

Creator Visions — too short

The Makers of Worlds – a bit dull

Saving the World in Silver Shoes — funny not the right mood

Hmm…….

Originally posted to Welcome to Arhyalon. (link)

Wright’s Writing Corner: Beat of a Different Drum


I bet this guys even got his own drummer boy!

Recently, I was speaking with my son and I said: “You don’t just march to a different drummer, you have your entire own band!” This is completely true, though I should add that his is a good band. Still, it does not even play the same kind of music as anyone else’s.

But this got me thinking. Has anyone else noticed that nearly every character in every book marches to his or her own drum? It seems like it is the first thing established about nearly any character, that they are out there marching on their own, doing their own thing, not fitting in, the black sheep of their family.

So, my question is:

Is this because everyone secretly feels this way in their heart—as if they are the one different person standing out from the rest—and therefore people want to read about people like themselves.

Or do the people who march to the same drum as their neighbors just not read?

 
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Originally posted to Welcome to Arhyalon.