Hi People, sorry for the absence on my blog. I was really ill. I don’t know if you could tell from the one-word comments I was leaving on your blogs, but thanks to God, I am getting better.
I want to run something by you guys, just to get your opinions. I wanted to brand myself sometime last year, so I started calling myself The Write Lady. I made sure people identified me that way and attached the name to me. I was going to design the brand and then changed the template of this blog to conform to it. In the process of doing that, I found out that there was a female ghost writer who already calls herself that same name. In fact, she had already registered the name. I was really pained cos I really love the name. My question therefore is, will I be doing wrong to still address myself by that name and still let people refer to me that way, even though I am not going to legally own it. All I want to do is brand myself and everything about my writing and editing that way. So what do you guys think?
If you don’t think I should keep holding on to the name, what other name close to that can you suggest?
Finally, I think I found a name for my book. Can you imagine that my book has been with the graphic designer and the person doing the trailer for one month and it had no title? I didn’t even have the effrontery to rush them as I was the major culprit. The ailment didn’t make it any better. Anyway, I have decided to call my book Curious Cases. Wow, such a relief... after about 7 months of looking for a title.
I decided to go with Curious Cases because it’s an anthology with each page unfolding a very unexpected write-up. It is a book of split personalities, a total of six personalities dragging you into the book and all of them fighting for your attention, thereby kicking each other out of the pages. I really cannot explain, but when you see it, you will understand.
It has poetry, prose and drama. It has comedy, tragedy and serious stuffs all in it. It also has both animations and real life experience in it. One thing is sure, you will be able to relate to every single page.
Also, the book is going to be in volumes, because I will keep writing these sorts of things. That also delayed my finding a title cos I wanted a catchy title that will be able to retain its ‘catchiness’, no matter how the content might change and how long it will be required to stay in the market.
So the second opinion of yours I need is what do you think about the title, Curious Cases? Does it draw you to want to know what the book is about? Do you think it is a good enough title for an anthology with multiple volumes? Does it reflect a split personality? If you think you have a better title that reflects these things, please, can you suggest it?
Thanks in advance, as you try to address the two situations stated above.