|Posted by mandybaggot on July 17, 2012 at 4:30 AM|
Morning everyone! We have SUN in Wiltshire, I repeat, we have SUN! Washing is out on the line, all is right with the world. Of course tomorrow it will be back to cloud and rain again! Not that I am at all obsessed with the weather!
Today I want to ask your opinion on shout lines/tag lines. These are the little phrases that appear on the front cover of the book. Here are mine so far:-
Excess All Areas - But who's got the most baggage?
Breaking the Ice - Will their first steps lead to meltdown?
Knowing Me Knowing You - Is love just about getting the answers right?
Strings Attached - One pull could change your life
Taking Charge - Time moves on but what if you can't?
Now, for my next novel, Security, I was going with 'Who do you trust?' however I noticed on the cover of my lovely friend and author Louise Marley's book yesterday that she has used the shout line 'Who would you trust?' for her novel A Girl's Best Friend. It's too similar and we all want to be individual don't we? So I was racking my brains yesterday (while I should have been actually finishing writing the novel) trying to come up with a kick-ass shout line to replace it. And, I think I found one. I am going for:-
Security - Who's really got your back?
What do you think? I'm loving it!
So, lovely readers and writers how important is a tag line to you? Do you read them? Does a good one sway your decision to buy a book? Or do you take no notice of them whatsoever? I would like to hear your thoughts!