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Discussion in 'Writing Discussions' started by BWFoster78, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Telcontar

    Telcontar Staff Moderator

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    Hmm... perhaps "Power Corrupts"? It implies abuse of power, and that the power led to its own abuse. 'Corrupts' is a nice, dark word, very sinister.
     
  2. T.Allen.Smith

    T.Allen.Smith Staff Moderator

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    Sounds a bit Orwellian...
     
  3. psychotick

    psychotick Auror

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    Hi,

    Back to the OP. First, I doubt that short stories are the way to create a buzz for your work. They generally sell much more poorly than novels.

    As to your titles I don't like "The Power Of - etc." It just doesn't sound catchy to me, though I do like the idea of having a series with related titles, and power being the central feature of those titles. If I was going to go that route I'd probably alter it a little to something that sounds slightly odd. Something with a hook. So Maybe - A Power of Mages, A Power of Sorcerors etc.

    As to GRRM, I only read the first book in the series. I found it too dark for my taste. Well written, and interesting characters, but in places simply too horrible. The tv series however, that's been edited a long way and I think it improved for that.

    Cheers, Greg.
     
  4. BWFoster78

    BWFoster78 Myth Weaver

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    The idea is pretty much to give the story away. If people like it, the hope is that they'll come back for the book. I'll build an email list when they download it.

    That's the plan anyway.

    Regarding the titles of my books, I'm pretty much set at this point on The Power of... It's not great, but I hate coming up with titles.
     
  5. Chandrapal

    Chandrapal Minstrel

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    Well guys what do you think about this title - HALF STOLEN SCROLL? That's the story I am working on.
     
  6. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    Your title is intriguing, Chandrapal. I would want to know how a scroll could be "half stolen". Or is it half a scroll that's stolen?
     
  7. Chandrapal

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    That's all I can say.
     
  8. T.Allen.Smith

    T.Allen.Smith Staff Moderator

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    If you feel you must mention the scroll in the title, I would just call it

    The Half Scroll

    Putting "stolen" in there feels clunky to me.
     
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  9. Chandrapal

    Chandrapal Minstrel

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    The Half Scroll ! well that's really good suggestion. I too think the word 'stolen' will reveal some plot of the story.
     
  10. shangrila

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    Isn't one of Martin's books named A Clash of Kings? I'd probably go with Abuse of Power in that case.
     
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