"What is in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet?"
Romeo and Juliet
So, if someone had named the flower "Turd", would we even bring our noses close enough to smell its sweet fragrance? Names are important and so I'm delighted to participate in Slushpile Slut 's very appropriate and incredibly helpful blogfest since I am struggling most stridently with my title. Here are the rules taken right from the source:
Post 3- 5 possible titles of your WIP and do not give any background or loglines about your WIP. This will allow the commenters to form a quick impression as to what that title evokes to them and choose a title they like best?! The agent and the reader(usually) only see the title, no hook, no logline, nothing...So the title alone has to grab them.
Here are four of the many titles I've tried.
1. The Pirates' Reckoning
2. Two Bells on the Reckoning
3. So Many Rules
4. An Upstart of a Yank
Please pick one and let me know why.
And once you have done that, stroll on over to see the other blogfest titles and vote.