You author-types out there, I’m curious how you approach the naming of your book. I like to choose a title that has double meaning, and both meanings connect with the story.
Virtual Silence is about an oppressive government that almost silences dissent, but not quite. And it is about an activist group that seeks to shut down the government’s means of control, which is the virtual world of the internet.
Fugue in C Minor is about a composer who is trying to write a great song, but struggles because of a brain injury that has caused significant memory loss.
My third novel is about an English Major so intent on saving his beloved language, that he fails to pay adequate attention to his marriage. It is called The Dying Art of Conjugation. I still expect to have the first draft completed by Christmas.
One reason I pose the question about book titles is that in Kindle Boards’ Writers’ Cafe, one of the discussions is about keeping novel titles very short. I am opposed to that.
What do you do? Or, as a reader, what does a title say to you?