In college, I wrote short stories and always LOVED what I chose. Now that I'm trying to title a book-I'm hating all of my ideas. I know that many publishers don't even listen to a writer's chosen title and maybe they shouldn't since---they're the ones who SHOULD know what's best, but I still want to make one. Maybe it's cuz it was easier to relate the WHOLE idea of the piece into a title while working with a short story cuz they're more focused. I don't have writer's block, I have TITLE BLOCK!
I also have a problem with adding the word "ghost" or entity" to my mini-synopsis and hook for query letters. I just feel cliche, but I also think it's important to identify as a "ghost story" at least while querying-I don't want an agent to automatically chunk my query cuz they think I sent them a genre they don't work with...
Are there any other words for ghost besides entity or apparition?!
I've been looking on YouTube for title and query advice and Dale Beaumont is a GREAT source of info and ideas(even tho his australian accent annoys me--Sorry- I know most people like that. I HATE the way the word "book" sounds couming out of an australian).
Here's some of advice for Book Titles.