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#1 speedchuck

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 04:22 PM

I've been working on a long, very odd fantasy novel. It takes place over a year, and involves fate, family, Wyrms, and a bunch of really weird situations and story elements. I'm having trouble with the name. Here are a few, and if I could get some feedback on which one is best or what reaction you all have to the titles, that would be fantastic.

 

1. "Fateborne"

2. "Bookwyrm"

3. "The Fate-Maker's Almanac"

4. "The Fateborne's Almanac"

5. "Disbelief Suspended"

6. "Audacity's Refuge"

7. "A Year Not to Forget"

 

I know it's a lot of titles, but trust me when I say that the book has enough breadth to its story that it's hard to sum everything up without being vague or cliché. I think the query or synopsis will be easier to handle than the name.

 

Preferences? Reactions?

 

Thanks so much.



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Posted 04 April 2017 - 01:00 PM

Of the 7, my favorite is The Fate-Maker's Almanac. Bookwyrm sounds clever enough to make me pull it off the shelf and read the back-cover description. For me, the others don't catch my attention.



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Posted 04 April 2017 - 03:08 PM

Thanks! Your favorite title probably fits the story best, as well. My only worry was that it uses very unorthodox words for a title, but perhaps that's why it works.



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 11:56 PM

That one piqued my interest as well.


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 09:44 AM

I love "The Fate-Maker's Almanac." It's intriguing and catchy. 



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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:26 PM

Looking at this because RobotKitten had brought it back to life, so when I saw her line I said, "Fate-Maker's Almanac? That's interesting." I'd forgotten that I had even commented on this thread.

 

In my opinion, that's the way to go. And I think unorthodox in a quirky manuscript can work very well.

 

I think you have a winner of a title.



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Posted 04 July 2018 - 02:56 PM

I like Fateborne, Bookwyrm and The Fate-Maker's Almanac. The Fate-Maker's Almanac fits the quirky vibe well and I would definitely take a look at the blurb if I saw it on a shelf.






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