Brad A. LaMar is author of the upcoming young adult fantasy series, Celtic Mythos. Book one in the series, The Obsidian Dagger, will be released on February 20. Book two, The Megalith Union is anticipated for Fall 2013.
Writing a book takes more than just a good idea. It takes careful research and planning.
Let's assume that you already have a great idea about a few interesting and fabulous characters who are going on the most amazing journey that anyone ever could and you know for certain that this book will probably be made into a movie that is equally good and both book and film will become instant classics and make you J.K. Rowling rich. Well, you might want to pat yourself on the back for an idea well thought of, but let's slow down for a second. The real work hasn't even come close to starting.
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For many authors, choosing a title for their book is much like choosing a name for their child. A book's title is usually for life, and you want to be sure it's "just right." After all, as much as we say "Don't judge a book by it's cover," everybody does. The title sets the tone for the first and subsequent impressions.
So unless you want to wind up on this list of the 15 Most Ridiculous Book Titles, you'll want to invest some serious time and effort in naming your book.
So how do you choose the right title for your book?
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