Writing

Gimme Your Opinion

My daughters are in camp this week so I’ve been busting my butt to edit my memoir. My brain is fried and I’m convinced my eyeballs are going to fall out any minute.

Editing sucks.

Due to said fried brain and eyeballs hanging precariously in their sockets, this blog post will be short.

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In addition to editing, I’ve been working on my book proposal. In How to Write A Book Proposal by Michael Larsen, he gives four golden rules for creating the title to your book, three of which I’ve listed below.*

 

  1. Make your title sell and tell.
  2. Make your title appeal to the heart and the head.
  3. Use your communities to test your title.

This got me thinking – should I test my previously trashed memoir titles on social media?

Side Note: I tried to create a Twitter poll with the choices but I exceeded the measly 140 character count for each choice.

So I’m requesting feedback on alternative memoir titles from writers, readers, adoptive and birth parents, adoptees, agents, your cat, the stranger sitting next to you in the coffee shop… You get the idea.

So, without further ado, here are the choices:

  1. Born in My Heart: A Bittersweet Adoption Blessing
  2. Handprints on My Heart: An Adoptive Mother’s Journey
  3. Takes More Than Love: A Memoir of Adopting Through Foster Care
  4. Two Daughters and a Drug Addict: An Adoptive Mother’s Bittersweet Journey

Feel free to combine or expand on any of them to create something you think is better.

After making your selection, please tell me the reason for your choice.

Thank you for helping me achieve my dreams to become a published writer.

* The fourth one: use your models as guides. I admit that I have no idea what he means by this.