A Novel's Title

(6 Posts)
SureFootedWhispher Fri 27-Jun-14 15:19:08

I have a title and an outline. Just Googled the title to get the proper detail on this object, and there is already what appears to be a successful novel with the same title from 1989, although a completely differet story.

Does that mean I now have to rethink? It is rather the main meaning of my story.

BOFster Fri 27-Jun-14 15:20:58

It depends how distinctive it is, I suppose. You might her away with it if it's a one word title, less so if it's a phrase, I would say.

SureFootedWhispher Fri 27-Jun-14 15:28:34

It would be along the lines of 'The Olive Tree' , but this book was top of Google.

TunipTheUnconquerable Sat 28-Jun-14 16:29:37

Is it the same genre? You're on safer ground if it's clearly a different type of book.

SureFootedWhispher Sat 28-Jun-14 18:34:42

Completely different. One is war, one is stepfamily.

TunipTheUnconquerable Sat 28-Jun-14 18:41:09

Well, I just looked and there are 3 different books called 'The Lemon Tree', so if it's along those lines I wouldn't worry.
I wouldn't stress too much about the title at this stage anyway, because sometimes publishers change them.

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