Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cool Tool, Another Interview, and Title Problems

I discovered this awesome writing tool that you should all check out. It's called The Wasteline Test and checks a sample of your writing (up to 1,200 words) for be-verbs, abstract nouns, prepositions, adjectives and adverbs, it this that and there. It'll then give each of the four categories a rating: lean, fat and trim, needs toning, flabby, or heart attack. It's only a guide but I think it's a pretty handy tool that I'm going to start using and thought you all might want to learn about it too.

Author Katie Hines interview me here. The questions were really fun to answer this time around and I go into a fair amount of detail about Knight of Glory that you all will hopefully enjoy! :)

I posted on facebook about my titles problem with Torn Between Murder and Love. So many wonderful choices to pick from! I've narrowed the choices down to three:

Assassination of Love

Hidden in Shadows

Lorna's Deadly Choices

Which do you like best?


Cherie Reich said...

That is a cool tool to use. I'll have to keep it in mind.

As for the title, I like Assassination of Love of the three you mentioned.

Mari said...

I'll definitely check out the author tool. Thanks for sharing! Can't help with the title though. I'm having problems with that myself.

Nicole Zoltack said...

I thought everyone would like the tool. :)

Thanks, Cherie, for picking a title. Seeing how the public reacts to them is hopefully going to make it easier to pick one.

Titles can be so hard to get just right, can't they, Mari?

Aubrie said...

I like:

Assassination of Love

Hidden in Shadows

But I think I like Assassination of Love the best of all!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Thanks, Aubrie, for your vote! :)

Janice said...

I like Hidden in Shadow, but I think its been used before.


Nicole Zoltack said...

Thanks for picking, Janice. I checked the titles on amazon before posting them, and none were exact matches for books.

scrapbookangel said...

Assassination of Love really popped for me.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Thanks! I decided Hidden in Shadows for book 1 and Assassination of Love for the sequel. :)