Thursday, November 29, 2012

Seriously considering a bad idea. Well, a new bad idea.

It seems from comments in reviews that those who pick up The Thief Who Spat In Luck's Good Eye randomly often do so on the strength of the title. As I make my (very) slow way through the revisions of The Blade That Whispers Hate, I'm considering changing the title. In fact, I'm thinking every Amra title should start with 'The Thief Who...' to make it plain that they all belong to a series.

Yes, this will cause confusion.Even more confusion, actually, since Thief Who Spat was originally titled Thagoth. But I'm starting to think it might be worth it in the long run. Part of the appeal of the Larsson Millenium Trilogy books, for example, are the intriguing and thematically similar titles.

And what new title am I considering for BWH, you ask? The Thief Who Pulled On Trouble's Braids. With apologies to Tom Waits, of course.

5 comments:

Deborah Walker said...

I think that's a great idea.

Michael McClung said...

Hi Deborah- thanks for giving me an unbiased opinion. These ideas rattle around in my head, and sometimes I honestly can't tell if they're spot on or stone stupid.

marke said...

Ain't a bad idea at all.....

Branding .... and I like the titles being a little elaborate and mysterious, and long enough in themselves to clearly differentiate the different stories.

marke said...

"...differentiate the different... "

hmmmm ... and here we see why I'm not writing many books ...

Michael McClung said...

The writing is in the re-writing :)