Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What's in a Title?

Good morning! Jenna Mindel here, working on a new book and wondering about how titles grab the reader.  Or don't.  As an author, I try to convey the emotional aspect of each book I write through a title.  Sometimes my editors accept my working title from the get-go like with my first Love Inspired novel, Mending Fences.  And sometimes they don't.  When they don't, I have to come up with something else, typically putting together a list of possibilities that my editor and I then pick from.

I remember buying a book written by Jodi Thomas because the title grabbed me from the start. And I loved that book.  It was not her usual, either.  The Secrets of Rosa Lee - something about that title, and maybe the name Rosa Lee made me curious to read more. So, I did.  :)

As a reader, do certain titles attract your attention?  If so, why?  

Check out my growing list of titles (I thank the Good Lord for that!) at my website.

Have a great day!


Jenna Mindel said...

Thanks Jackie,
Have a great day!
I too, love Christian fiction and there's sooo much variety these days. We are truly fortunate.

Jenna Mindel said...

Thanks for reading my books! I really appreciate it. :) I guess it's no surprise that titles are pretty important.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a great day!