When it comes to publishing, there's no truth in "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
The truth is that our titles are powerful. They bring all sorts of images and feelings to a reader's mind, which is why choosing a title is super important.
I have a title I love. When I was submitting to an inspirational publisher, the editor told me my title sounded like a Harlequin Presents. Uh-oh.
Recently I was told by an agent that my contemporary romance title made the story sound historical.
Lesson learned? Choose your title carefully and be prepared to change it. If you need ideas on how to create a pertinent, eye-catching title, check out agent Rachelle Gardner's recent post.
Ever had a title catch your attention in a bookstore? What's the title of your WIP and do you think it's effective? Would you change it?