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How do You Come Up with a Title for Your Book?
How do you come up with a title for your book?
If you’ve glanced at the titles of my books, you’ll notice they are very similar. I did that because they’re a cohesive series and I wanted them to all fit together nicely. The first and last chapter of each book is a continuing story in itself, related to the stand-alone story in each volume. I’ve never seen this technique used before, but as I haven’t read every book out there in the world, perhaps another author has done this and I am simply unaware.
I suppose I could have spent more time thinking of nifty titles, like most popular novels, but the ones I decided upon were the best I could do at the time. I sometimes think I’m not very good at this part of being an author. (Maybe I should get some help!) They aren’t exactly creative or inventive even if each one is descriptive of its own unique story. When I started this series, I had every intention of writing a whole bunch of these, and I still have that hope, but certain life happenings in the past few months have hampered my ability to write, so we will have to wait and see how it goes.
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Carolyn was born and raised in Idaho. She has worked with animals for most of her life (prepare yourself, the list is long): cats, dogs, horses, cows, goats, sheep, rabbits, turkeys, ducks, chickens, guineas, and geese. She was married to a cowboy for twenty-five years and during that time lived on seven different cattle ranches. She learned how to give shots to cattle, brand cattle, castrate bull calves and close the head catch in time to capture the beast that was flying through the working chute like a streak of lightning. She also learned to back the truck up to the trailer hitch and get it right the first time.
When a teen, she attended horsemanship clinics and schools, and competed in horse shows that included dressage and jumping. She owned and trained seven of her own horses. After having two children, both of whom she homeschooled until they passed the SAT with flying colors (which is absolutely no credit to her as they both reside in the genius category and continually leave her wondering what the heck is going on) she dove into homesteading, learning how to make her own bread, make soup stock from scratch, butcher chickens, rabbits, goats, sheep, and cows, and one year had so much fun canning everything in sight that when she counted the full glass jars in the pantry, she was shocked to discover there were over a thousand.
Her knowledge of settings used as the basis of her stories is diverse due to the fact that she has lived in many different states including Idaho, Montana, California, Texas, Missouri, Virginia, Indiana, New Jersey, Washington, and Arizona. She now resides near Seattle. Her hobbies include knitting, crocheting, soap making, and, of course, writing. Oh, and her favorite author? P. G. Wodehouse.
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