Names

Choosing a name for a story or novel can be challenging. It has to give a hint what the story is about while making it sound interesting. You also want the title to be unique, to set it apart form other stories and make it memorable. For example the title of a story I read when I was ten years old still sticks in my mind. “Mrs Pickles Goes To Mars” certainly won’t win many literary awards but the title is unforgettable, at least to me.

Books aren’t the only thing that requires a catchy name. When I was in New York we ate at a restaurant located along the docks. It has a good name- Pacific Grill- which hints at seafood and being cooked (always a good thing with fish). I did ask the waitress why it was called the Pacific Grill when in fact it faced the Atlantic Ocean. She just gave me a blank stare. I suppose Pacific Grill sounds better than Atlantic Grill, but hardly accurate in describing the location.

It was careful planning I choose the name Castle, The Fall to Domum. I figured the name Castle would indicate it was a tale about a Medieval world and The Fall to Domum mean it was an alternate world. It was a good plan. Unfortunately a TV show called Castle was aired at the same time as the book release. So if anyone one Googled “Castle” they more likely got information on the latest episode of the TV show. The other thing is a casual observer would think my book was about a murder mystery. That’s the way it goes sometimes. I still like the title Castle and I hope people will read the story.

The next book in the series of Castle is called The New KIng. It’s an accurate title in that there is a new king; actually more than one. I hope the reader won’t be able to guess who does become the new king(s) befor the end of the book.

Anyway, I hope everyone has a good week. Myself, I’m going to try and find out what Mrs. Pickles did on Mars.  

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