Book Title Reveal – Part 1

Good Morning. It’s the hottest day of the year so far in Northern Ireland with temperatures pushing 30 degrees celsius. How our pasty bodies are going to cope I have no idea but I thought I’d make the most of the beautiful weather to showcase some of the city scenes that have inspired me for the novel I’m writing at present. It’s an urban fantasy largely set in Belfast that I’ve been working on since last August.

I’ve decided that I can’t keep calling it the ‘novel’ or the ‘book’ any longer. It’s starting to drive me insane so goodness only knows what it is doing to you all. So…..drumroll please….I can exclusively reveal that the books (for I hope the story will cover several) will run under the banner of ‘The Kirkwood Scott Khronicles’. Gasp. I know. Stay tuned to the blog for further details as the day progresses and the opportunity to be a beta reader (guinea pig).

To kick off I thought I’d share some street art that I discovered in an alleyway off the city centre some months ago. This art gave me the idea for one of the book’s central characters and this particular piece of art and the alley where I found it are the backdrop for two of the pivotal chapters in the book. She has a name of course but I’ll keep that under wraps for now. Or maybe you can come up with a better one for her? I’m open to suggestion.

What would you name ‘graffiti girl’?

What do you think of the Kirkwood Scott Khronicles’ as a book title?

All constructive feedback welcome?

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  1. Kirkwood Scott is a name that’s believable for a fiction. I think, if you don’t mind me saying, to drop the K from Khronicles and replace it with a C for Chronicles. This makes it a more interesting fantasy title. Khronicles is a bit, well, what’s that about? The K creates some doubt although one could guess you mean chronicles. With Chronicles in the title I know what it’s about 100 per-cent.

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      1. I have some more thoughts for what they are worth. If you are self-publishing, Chronicles seems fine, maybe a bit overdone by other self-published writers, though. If you are sending to a traditional publisher they may have come across manuscripts with chronicles in the title so many times that it may put them off. Something different that stands out perhaps?

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    1. I’m with Pete here. Like the title, but the ‘K’ on ‘Khronicles’ would put me off buying it (it feels like Krusty the Klown).

      Some interesting stuff on self-publishing around – worth reading Joanna Penn at http://www.thecreativepenn.com or even this Twitter thread https://twitter.com/cmccrudden/status/1012249827596353536 about how traditional publishing is in a kind of crisis.

      With the right authorial mindset, which I think you have, Stephen, self-publishing can be really empowering.

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  2. Title seems 0K by me. It has that positive mystery and appeal. Cool. The girl on the graffiti looks awfully similar to the Handmaiden’s Tale protagonist. Hmm. 😀 Gemma is nice name for her. Or Isabel.

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  3. I like the title!! I’m following your thought process and decision on wether you keep the Khronicles. I like that you used K instead of C. To me, it’s more eye catching-different. And probably way in left field, the name Isla comes to mind when I look at the picture. Very excited for you!

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      1. When I see words that are purposely misspelt like that I think it looks a little dated…..like a Koffee Korner at a church social event or Kathy’s Korner in an old newspaper or circular. Hope you don’t mind me saying.
        You are a great writer and your title should grab people in the right way. Is Graffiti Girl the main character? Maybe that’s a good title. Although “Girl” is used a lot lately. Good for Google searches maybe.

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  4. I’d say the Khronicles thing can only work if one of your kharacters ( 😀 ) makes a reference to it -like, the person is into odd alliteration or fantasy and always pictures life events I a delusional manner.
    Call her what your characters would. What did THEY think when first seeing her?

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  5. You’ll get no sympathy from me. I live in Texas. It was 106 yesterday. That’s 41.1 C. I like the title. The girl likes like a “Mia” to me, for some reason.

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  6. Wow amazing title.
    🤔 at first I was think Isabella, but we got enough of that in vampire novels, twilight already.

    So then I another name popped up. I’d say Jade. It’s tough exterior, but gentle inside.

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