A week ago, I set up a contest for my Loyal Blog Readers to suggest a title for Cathi’s novel, which she’s been working on for about five years. That contest is now closed and Cathi has named a winner.
Here’s what Cathi sent me in an email:
And the winner is:
David’s suggested title was:
I chose David’s title because putting the words “Dark” and “Heritage” together best sums up the whole of the logline and has real potential as a title, especially for the second book. The Black Dark is the name of a place, but the word “Black” does not necessarily refer to a color and “Dark” does not have to mean the absence of light. The word “Dark” in Dark Heritage is a bit curious. I like that – I don’t want my story or my title to be predictable. I want to thank Randy for his time and help by posting this contest, and everyone for their creative entries and well wishes. It has been a fun week! -Cathi
Randy sez: Yes, congratulations, David! Thanks to all my Loyal Blog Readers for pitching in to help Cathi get unstuck on this title thing. I know we all had fun, and there were a very large number of strong entries.
David, please email me at your convenience with the first five pages of your novel and I’ll critique it as soon as I’m able.
Tomorrow, I’ll resume answering questions submitted by my Loyal Blog Readers about all aspects of fiction. See you then!