Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Name that Book

Regular visitors will know how much I personally owe to the East Dulwich Writers' Group.

To say that finding the group all those years ago literally (geddit?) changed my life, is no exaggeration.

How time flies - the group is now celebrating its 10th anniversary and there are close to 100 people on the mailing list.

That's 100 local writers, all taking words available to each and every one of us and putting them into an order of their own choosing to create something new and unique.

The group has grown organically yet seems miraculously self-adjusting so that we rarely get more than the optimum number of 8 at any one meeting.

To mark our 10th anniversary, we have a new website and ... even more excitingly ... plans are afoot to publish an anthology of our writing.
The book will contain short stories, novel extracts and poems from local writers, most of whom share nothing more than a geographical location and a passion for words.

Think eclectic.
Think diverse.
Think quirky.

First though, we need a title.
We've come up with a shortlist and - this is where YOU come in.

Rich, who is one of our founding members, has set up a poll for us to get feedback on the suggestions that have made it to the shortlist.
If you get a mo, please check it out and let us know which title(s) would grab your attention and make you pick up the book.

Personally, I think it's quite exciting to have an input into the title of an as yet unpublished book.

But then I would, wouldn't I ...


Queenie said...

I went; I saw; I voted. Very interesting to see the results so far, it's a close-run thing at present.

Debi said...

Thanks, your maj!

Unknown said...

Done my bit! xx

Unknown said...

Although I can see why Dullitch Scratch is a great title, I really like Hoovering the Roof :)

When is it due out, pray tell?

Debi said...

Cheers, Ab Van and Babs.

We just can't decide, so your input is appreciated. And those are just the ones that made it to the shortlist!

I'm hoping that choosing the name is going to be the hardest part of the process. Otherwise that projected publication date of December is going to need to be qualified with which year it'll happen.

Liane Spicer said...

That was fun. I ticked:

An earwig ate my shorts
Hoovering the roof
Works of friction

Debi said...

Oooh - my choices too, Liane.