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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

TITLE SEARCH!!!

I’ve been very fortunate up to now to come up with titles for my books, either by myself or with the help of hubby and friends. But I have to say I’m stumped on my next book and I need help!!

The book in a nutshell goes something like this:

Jani needs forgiveness. Char needs to forgive. And the fact that they wish they could trade places with each other? Well, let’s just say it ain’t just the syrup that gets sticky when these sisters reunite on the family maple syrup farm.

IF WestBow uses your title suggestion, I will feature a character with your name in a cameo appearance in my book. :-) Please answer on this blog or send your ideas to me at diann@diannhunt.com. Please put "TITLE" in the subject line. Then be sure to check back here in August to see if we've landed a winning title!


Diann Hunt  
posted at 9:52 AM  
  Comments (43)
 
 
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43 Comments:
At 11:45 AM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Oooh, I love to play title search! :o) I'm working on it, Di!

 
At 12:44 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Okay, I've had two comments to this on my email and here. Are you title-challenged like me? Throw out anything, no matter how silly it sounds. At least it might help me brainstorm, you know?

Don't be shy. All ideas help to get to the next thing.

Thanks!

 
At 12:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this book serious or funny? It sounds like it's probably both, but that might help us think.

 
At 12:56 PM, Blogger CaliGirlDCE25 said...

what about:
Sticky Solutions
Have the Cake and Syrup too Syrupped Sisters
Excuse the Syrup
Pardon Me, The Syrup's Dripping
Forgiveness, with Syrup on the Side

....

lol Diann, I dont know... I was just doing a play on words kind of thing... I'll keep thinking. When is the deadline for this title search?? :-D

 
At 12:59 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Oh, sorry. My books are splashed with humor and touch on many of the issues facing middle-aged women today.

For instance, current titles are:

Hot Flashes & Cold Cream
RV There Yet?
Hot Tropics & Cold Feet

 
At 1:03 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Great suggestions, Starbucks-aholic!! LOL! Thanks!

Oh, deadline is around the end of the month.

 
At 2:34 PM, Blogger Jaime said...

Stick With Me
Sticky, Sticking, Stuck!
Heaven Help Us
Switching Faces
Forgive Me, Forgive Me Not

 
At 3:02 PM, Blogger Jennifer Y. said...

I am bad at this, but I'll try:

Sticky Situations
Trading Places
A Helping of Forgiveness with Syrup on Top (LOL)
Sweet Forgiveness
Sticky Reunion
Stick with It
Forgive and Let Stick
Forgiveness, Wishes, and Maple Syrup
Maple Syrup Wishes
Down on the Farm
Secrets of the Syrup Sisterhood
Let's Stick Together

 
At 6:36 PM, Blogger eileen said...

LOL....what great fun!

Tap into Love (cause you tap a tree doncha?)
Oozing and Forgiving
RV Forgiven?
Point of Forgiveness

I'm hungry now...wonder if I have any syrup, I do have pancakes! Thanks for letting me play. Better than editing.

 
At 7:27 PM, Blogger Gina Holmes said...

Tapped Out
All bark and no bite
The maple's always sweeter on the other side.

Waffling and syrup

This is hard without having read it but those are a few ideas to get your juices flowing.

(instead of a cameo appearance, how about if the A man (A.Arnold) just contracts my latest novel? That's fair. ; )

 
At 10:00 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Oh my goodness, these are GREAT, you guys!! Thanks so much for your input. I'm going to compile a list and see what happens.

Sorry, Gina, I don't have any control over the A Man. LOL!

 
At 10:12 PM, Anonymous Dana said...

Sticky Sweet Forgiveness
Sticky Situation
Sticky Struggle
Forgiveness on the Farm
To Forgive and be Forgiven
What's up with Syrup

 
At 10:44 PM, Blogger Lynette Sowell said...

Stuck with You
All Stuck Up
:)
And I never knew Indiana made pure maple syrup. (so says this former New Englander...)

 
At 11:49 PM, Blogger Jennifer Tiszai said...

The first thing that came to my mind was Stuck On You. A couple of the ones listed are similar but I didn't see that exact one. And of course, now that Lionel Richie song is playing in my head . . .

Or, Family Tree (that's not very funny, though).
Out of Your Tree is funny but doesn't really work. :)
Switched plays on the tree theme and the switching places theme.

 
At 12:07 AM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

I like "Stuck On You"

Sugar, Spice and Syrupy Nice. Ha!

I'll keep thinking...

Hugs, R

 
At 12:13 AM, Blogger Kristin Billerbeck said...

Oh thanks Jennifer, now that Lionel Ritchie song is stuck in all of our brains. LOL This is a hard one to name, but I know you creative thinkers will come up with something grand!

 
At 9:48 AM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Well, after reading all these, Di, I don't have much more to offer. These were great!

But this thought came up; it's something we all use, and I don't know if these sisters leave each other notes like most family members do (nice or otherwise) but if they do, what about:

Sticky Notes

 
At 10:50 AM, Blogger Katie Hart said...

Coming to this late (Bloglines had a bunch of feed errors) but the title that popped into my head with the description was:

Switching Syrup

 
At 12:58 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

More great title suggestions! You girls rock!!!

 
At 1:39 PM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

An Ounce O' Sugar & A Pound of Love
Of Syrup & Sisters
Maple Madness
Sugartime
Sugarworks
Sugarbushin'
For Whom the Syrup Runs

Great day. All this sugar is giving me a silly sugar high.

 
At 1:40 PM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

Ah...

The Maple Caper

 
At 2:12 PM, Blogger K.Michelle said...

Maybe this one is way crazy, but how about:

Forgiving Pancakes & Forgiven Waffles.

All this talk of syrup made me want something to put syrup on.

 
At 2:14 PM, Blogger Todd said...

How about Sticky Forgiveness?

 
At 6:47 PM, Blogger Jaime said...

Sorry but this just popped into my mind too ...

The Syrup Runs Through It

 
At 10:34 PM, Blogger Amy said...

Pure Forgiveness

Sticky Reunion

Sisters, Syrup and Sticky Situations

Reunion of Forgiveness

Switched in Syrup

Farm of Forgiveness

Maple Syrup Farm of Forgiveness

Indiana Loyalties

 
At 11:40 PM, Blogger CaliGirlDCE25 said...

hmmm.. i've got some more too... lol

Breakfast Combo #2, Hold the Syrup
Stand by Me...with the Syrup
a change on an earlier one i posted: Have the Waffles, and Syrup too!
Freaky Syrup (haha, like Freaky Friday, lol)
Maple Leaves and Forgiveness Please
A Sticky Sisterly Switch
Maple Syrup Switch
Oversyrupped Waffle Sisters
Trading Plates
Pancakes and Pirates (lol, i dont know where that came in, just thought I would make you laugh)...
Maple Syrup Reunion


ok, i think that's all i've got... tomorrow's my day off... i think i need it!! ;-) Lol...

ok... that's all i've got...

 
At 2:08 AM, Anonymous Bethanie said...

sticking to forgiveness.

that's my suggestion. i'm not all that imaginative.

 
At 10:18 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

You guys are awesome!! Thanks for the great suggestions!! I'll be collecting titles until, say, next Monday if inspiration strikes you! :-)

Some of you have emailed instead of answering the blog, and that's fine too.

Thanks again for your input!!!

 
At 10:52 AM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

Oka - ay. Where are you? You foursome? I need my Girls Write Out fix this morning. Hel - lo - o - o - o! It's Friday.

GRIN

 
At 10:55 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

We were giving Diann plenty of time to rake in those title ideas. LOL Kristin is going to post later this morning. Sheesh, slave driver, Kristy! LOL

 
At 12:24 PM, Anonymous Bethanie said...

i check the blog every day. i have it set to feed to my livejournal but i still visit the actual blog just incase my live feed isn't working. hahaha!

 
At 2:21 PM, Anonymous Dixie said...

It has been mentioned several times, but I like Sticky Situations. It is the first one I thought of.

To Forgive or Not to Forgive?
Sticky Wishes
The Sticky Sister Swap
or just Sister Swap
That's all I've got for right now.

 
At 5:17 PM, Blogger DeeMarie said...

Well, I love your books, and I love your titles...hmmmm, let's see...

how about
SyrupChicks and the Maple Farm?

No...that's already been done...

I know...
Sticky-Wicky Yada Yada Forgiveness?

Nope...I think that one's taken as well...
Hmmmm...Five Pancakes You'll Need to Forgive? Oh, now, that's just wrong...

I think I'll stop with
"Stick By Me"

When the sap, starts to run
And the leaves begin to turn
And the butter, is the only thing we see
Yes, I will, I will forgive
Ohhhh, I will, forgive you
Just as long,
as you "Stick By Me"
Oh Jani, Jani
Stick by me
ohhhh, stick by me
I will forgive
if you will stick by me....

(I do like a couple of the other suggestions by some of the other posters as well...)

 
At 5:22 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

ROTFLOL, Deemarie!!! Thanks for the great title suggestions. You too, Dixie!!

This has been so much fun! Thanks so much to all who are responding!!!

 
At 10:35 PM, Anonymous Suzanne Schaffer said...

French toast and stubborn siblings

 
At 10:55 PM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

I'm just here to cheer you guys on !

Go, go, go, go!

 
At 1:22 AM, Anonymous Tasra Dawson said...

Great suggestions! I'm loving the creativity of the other bloggers. My favorite is Stuck with You.

 
At 3:03 PM, Blogger Tracey Bateman said...

The Syrup Runs Through It!! ROFLOL. Good one Jennifer!

I'm not thinking of Lionel Richie, I'm thinking of Hewie Louis and the News happy to be Stuck With You. SIGH> I did NOT need that song in my head today.

I'm Title Challenged, Di. Sorry. But this is a fun idea!

 
At 7:08 PM, Blogger Mindi said...

Hello! I've never commented before, but I love your blog! You gals are great. I'll go ahead and join in the fun and throw out a few random ideas:

Hot Syrup & Cold Hearts
Sticky Hearts
Hard Hearts & Sticky Thoughts
The Sticky Heart Sisters

Best wishes...I know you'll come up with something great! :)

 
At 8:14 PM, Anonymous Audra said...

I'm bad with titles, but I'll give it a go.

Even Maple Syrup Slides South

Can you tell I've been looking at my tummy and butt lately? hehehehe

 
At 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Audra, how true!! LOL! I'm telling myself I really DON'T need a full-length mirror. I mean what are they really for anyway?? :-)

Shauna

 
At 11:05 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all who participated in my title search!!!! I'll forward these ideas to my editor and I'll let you know if they choose one. :-)

Thanks again for the suggestions!!

 
At 7:43 PM, Blogger C.J. Darlington said...

Am I too late?

Back in the Syrup
Sweet & Sour
Sticky Wicket
Sugar & Spice
Home Sweet Home
Up A Tree
Sweet Smarts
Sticky Story

I just e-mailed you these too, Diann.

 

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