The Words of My Writing Coach RE: latest title ideas

DANCING“This last batch of titles doesn’t do much for me. Except for the word “broken” to describe churches — that seems a good word choice. I still don’t like “Dancing With God.” It’s too grandiose. And too unabashedly joyous to fit the content. Don’t like “Corrupt From Within” because, like “Twisted Churches,” this sounds like a nonfiction expose on churches rather than a memoir. Also, corruption implies “from within,” so it’s extra words. And could be used for any kind of expose, so doesn’t convey much. The subtitle “seeking faith, friendship and freedom in wounded churches” seems to be so general it loses its punch. I think it’s true that your memoir concerns exactly these three things, so it’s a good global description. But to get someone interested in reading a book, I think you have to narrow your focus. “Searching for faith in broken churches” is so much more focused and powerful.”ImageImage


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