I'm finally giving in. After years of refusing to label myself (and not really needing to), I' ve found myself wanting a tagline. Primarily because I need to upgrade my website and want something to put under my name, LOL.
But I could use some help. Who's up for brainstorming?? =)
Here are some things I've considered including, themes to all my books, etc.
The problem with this is that I hope to publish some of my contemporaries somewhere along the way, too.
Since I received the word "shine" for the year from the Lord, I've really been loving all the ways this can be used, and it's definitely a big goal with my writing--to shine for Him with my words
When I asked my best friend/crit partner Stephanie Morrill what common thread ran through all my books, she said it was the hope. So you know . . . common thread . . . good for a tag line, LOL.
Not that this is the catchiest word or anything, but it's probably my most defining characteristic. Which goes in with the hope. =)
All my books are faith-based, Christian fiction. I want all my stories to glorify the Lord
Though not all meet the definition of "romance," all my novels are love stories
This is a word that springs up often when people are talking about my stories--they're usually very involved and dig deep into matters and hearts
Even when I'm writing silliness, it tends to be smart silliness. Those are my agent's words, not mine, LOL. So please don't think me pretentious. And I don't really know I'd want it in a tagline. Just trying to give you a rounded understanding of me and my work. ;-)
I like to get really involved in the emotional aspect of a story.
I know lots of people with this is their tagline, so I might not want to go there, but I'm definitely passionate about the written word, and I like to write about characters passionate about life, love, and the Lord
So . . . any brilliant ideas? I've toyed with these:
History, Heart & Soul (which wouldn't work with contemporaries)
Fiction that Shines with Hope
But I could use some help finding that perfect phrase. So HEEEEELLLLLLPPPPP! Please. ;-)