Please help me pick a ‘working title’ for my second book! Let me explain …
What is a ‘working title’? It’s a title that the author picks for their book until the official title is cemented. There are many times however, when the working title ends up being the official title.
What is your second book about?My second book is going to be about the research that The Marin Foundation has conducted over the last three years surrounding past, present and future religious practices of the GLBT community and if there is any correlation between those practices and sexual behavior, social acculturation and religious acculturation. It all sounds a little scientific right now, I know. But don’t worry I’m writing it to be accessible for a mainstream audience (the backdrop to the book will be the culture war while using the research as the jump-off point) so the heavy science explanations (p values, significance levels, etc) will be saved for a special website people can go to throughout the book. The research study that The Marin Foundation has been conducting these last three years has turned into the largest national scientific research study ever done in the GLBT community regarding spirituality and religion. Our results are going to blow some folks minds …
So please tell me which title and subtitle combination you like the best! Feel free to mix and match them:
The Seal of Distortion
“Humiliated by God” (It’s in quotes because it was the words that a gay man told Brenda recently about the church)
The Fall and Rise of God and Gays
Research Investigating the Religious Culture War with the Gay Community
Provocative Research Examining the Gay Experience with Church & Culture
Scientifically Exploring the Gay and Religious Culture War
So an example of a vote would be the following:
The Seal of Distortion: Provocative Research Examining the Gay Experience with Church & Culture
And if any of you think of something better than what is listed, feel free to put that down as a vote as well. But if you do that, also choose one of the title/subtitle listed as well.
I’m super excited to hear what you all have to say! Vote away (and tell your friends to vote as well!) …