Your opinion is really needed

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.

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  1. Hi, I came over from Nigerian Writers on Facebook. Personally, I would go with a different name to create your own brand. Where is this ghost writer located though? But still...you want something unique to you and registered to you and if someone else uses it later...you know it was you and you first. Others might think differently. I will be curious to know what others think.

    Also, your book sounds interesting, but Curious Cases sounds to be like a book on crime, thriller, suspense...i dunno.

    I have no suggestion for both questions,but if I think of sthg, I will come back and suggest it.

    All the best.

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    1. Awww, thanks for dropping by. I think she is located in US. I agree with you about having something unique to myself.

      Lol at the thriller sounds

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  2. Sorry and I pray you fully recover :)..yes I was surprise at your one word comment, it was unusual.

    I think you should create a different name because when you make it big you dont want any trouble..I will suggest conscious writer? or subliminal writer? ok I think i dunno what I am writing lol

    Curious cases? I like with your explanation. Sounds more rounded like appealing to the global audience. Its not as thought books with local names cant sell internationally but I think foreigners are more likely to pick it up..

    All the best and Happy Vals day..

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    1. You are right, I didnt think about when 'I make it big', I guess foresight really matter.

      I also love the name Curious Cases

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  3. Get well soon...!

    I can understand how you feel about the name... you could change it to 'the write girl' or 'she writes' 'her words' 'the word lady' don't laugh o, shei you asked for suggestions :)

    All the best with your book.

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    1. Yes o, I felt so pained. Thanks for your suggestions

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  4. Well, I do like the title Curious Cases....and sorry that 'the write lady' is taken, you can come up with something else..Like 'Ms Write, or 'The write woman....i'm sure you will think of something

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    1. Yes, I have no choice but to come up with something else. Thanks

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  5. Thank God you're getting better. About the name, I would go for a different name just so that I can have more control over my brand. It would be terrible if the OTHER write lady should write/do things that are not in agreement with you and her actions get attributed to you :/. About the title of your book, it's quite catchy.

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    1. You are right o. Never thought of it that way, our values really matter. Big risk. Thanks

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  6. Sorry about the ill health. Glad to know you are much better. I think you should look for another name to brand yourself cos someone else already uses "The Write Lady". IMO, there is nothing like originality. You could consider "The Pen Lady", "The Lady with the Ink", "My Thoughts". If i think of other's, will let you know.
    I like "Curious Cases". It sounds like it's all-encompassing.
    You take good care of yourself dear. **hugss**

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    1. Thanks so much for the suggestions. Originality is important. Yes, I am getting better

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  7. Sorry, I hope you're much better now. When I was thinking of a title and the pen name to use for my first book, I learnt it was better to search that your choice hasn't been used before. I took that to heart and even when I recently changed the title of my blog, I did the same. One major reason is SEO, you want the people searching for you online to get YOU as the first, and hopefully only, choice. I suggest you think of another brand, what of Writer Lady? Writing Buddy? etc.

    Your book title and the explanation sounds great, but again it's very close to the curious case of benjamin button and may be lost in the noise of similar titles. In fact, a Google search shows it has been registered by another book and has a URL.

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    1. i think Myne said it all, Writer Lady sounds fine too.
      get well soon

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    2. I really appreciate your comment, it has helped. So Curious Cases has been taken? Here we go again, I am back to square one and not really happy about that.

      @ Luciano and Didi: Thanks.

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  8. I would also go with the overwhelming advice you have received so far, which is to go for a different name and create your own unique brand identity. How about, 'A Writer's Instinct', just a suggestion.

    I'm not very fussy about book titles, like they say, you cannot judge a book by its cover so Curious Cases seems cool to me.

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    1. Its true, everyone seems to agree on that matter. Thanks. I am sure your wife likes the fact that you are not fussy

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  9. Hey there, first off I'd like to express my sincere relief that you are getting better from being ill and that you are also blogging again. "The Write Lady" is undeniably a great title for a person such as yourself but it really comes down to how much you like that name to decide whether you still want to stick with it even when there's someone else with that name registered. But as for me, I'd advice to get another title for yourself, since it would be unique to you and cannot be mistaken for someone else with the same name. And I would also like to wholeheartedly agree with your title "Curious Cases" for your book as I think it captures the attention of readers and also related to the mysterious nature of the contents of your book.

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    1. Aww, thanks for dropping by. I really like the name but I guess I have to drop it. Curious Cases is a nice title but I think its taken and I dont want to share book titles, lol.

      Thanks

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  10. Hope you had a fun Valentine. All the best with your book.

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  11. Thank God you are feeling better.

    As to your first question, I think you should let the name be, after all, you now know that it belongs to someone else. Making use of it will be like promoting her (after all she has it registered). You have to think of something really catchy and run with that.

    From some comments above, I take it that curious cases has also been used? Wow! Such luck :( You will think of something else, I'm sure. Will let you know if I think of anything though.

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    1. I am really surprised the way people are seeing it, you guys are so cool, thinking differently.

      Please, if you think of anything, lemme know

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  12. Hey @ilola. Wow, I never even knew you were ill even though we had been communicating. So sorry about that. I'm glad you're much better now. I agree with what most folks here have said. It's best you go with something that is unique to you. How about 'Lady Write'? I just 'googled' it and I don't think anyone has snatched it up yet. lol. Meanwhile, 'Curious Cases' sounds catchy to me. Book titles don't necessarily have to be distinct. I like this title and I'm curious already. lol

    By the way, people, @ilola is editing my book and believe me, she's the bomb! Send your works to her asap and you'll be glad you did.

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    1. Lol, no probs. I will have to find another brand name. About the book title, still keeping my fingers crossed

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  13. Finding a name that's unique in this world of 7billion people can be a daunting task :( but i know you are up to it :).

    Best wishes dear

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    1. Loooolll at me being up to it. What if I am not, will you help? *winks*

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  14. Glad you've recovered. *hugs* I'm loveing the idea of your book *waiting impatiently*

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    1. Thanks. I hope you like it in the end

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  15. Choose another name. It better that way. It will make you unique. Just take your time and think of a better name.

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    1. At this point, I dont think I have another choice but to do that

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  16. Myne has said it all. I would have said that if you like the name that much, you can modify it in a way it still keeps that ring to it. But really since you're getting bigger and your coverage wider, it's best to get something that will stick with just you. Congratulations on your book o. I hope there's a way we'll get to buy it when it's all published

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    1. Yea, there will be a way, by the Grace of God. I hope you read ebooks o

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  17. @ilola get better, ok? They said it all though. 'Lady Write' came to mind. On the book title, since Curious Cases has been taken, its best to find another name. Just as they hinted earlier on when you grow bigger.

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    1. Thanks so much for the insight. Sure helped

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  18. Hope you're better now. I'm a bit late but better late than never.
    I actually like the title curious cases until I read myne's comment.
    You should really get a unique brand and title for your book, something only you can be identified with.

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