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Poll: Which title for my YA Historical Novel? (11 member(s) have cast votes)

Which title for my YA Historical Novel?

  1. Robert of Lincoln and the Secret Rhymes of Robin Hood (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. The Secret Rhymes of Robin Hood: A Robert of Lincoln Novel (3 votes [27.27%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 27.27%

  3. Robin Hood Rising (8 votes [72.73%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 72.73%

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#1 billluton

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 01:37 PM

REVISED 3/8/17

 

Thanks for answering my poll! While you're thinking about my book, would you check out my query and post some feedback? Need your help!

 

All the best,

Bill

 

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#2 Testome

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 02:41 PM

Honestly, each one feels a bit too wordy.  I'm not sure Robert of Lincoln need be included anywhere in the title.



#3 KitCampbell

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 02:36 PM

I agree with Testome--all the titles seem a bit wordy.



#4 Litgal

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    In between I became a "hybrid" as part of a group of six authors involved in a high concept novel-in-six-parts called "A Day of Fire" which released in November of 2014. The book, "A Day of Fire," tells the story of the final days of the doomed city of Pompeii in a way you've never read it before.

Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:09 PM

the are all too long and since Robin Hood is a "marquee name" and Robert of Lincoln is not--I think we both know who needs trimming ;)


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#5 DogHugger

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 01:05 AM

I agree that the title options are too wordy. 



#6 julialynn

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 11:57 PM

I don't know, I kind of like "Robin Hood Rising."


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#7 Litgal

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    In between I became a "hybrid" as part of a group of six authors involved in a high concept novel-in-six-parts called "A Day of Fire" which released in November of 2014. The book, "A Day of Fire," tells the story of the final days of the doomed city of Pompeii in a way you've never read it before.

Posted 07 April 2017 - 12:51 PM

Of the three the last. BUT I would not get too attached to any title (unless you are self-publishing) because while you will have input titles fall under marketing and your publisher will ultimately have the final say


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#8 RossWrites

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 08:19 PM

A friend in the profession once told me that three or four words is the "golden range" for titles.



#9 Brittany Astor

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:54 AM

I chose 'Robin Hood Rising', because as everyone else mentioned, the others were too wordy.

 

'Robin Hood Rising' lets the reader know immediately what sort of story they're about to read - an origin story, about Robin Hood! The two 'R' sounds in the title also work well together.

 

Just my take!


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