A nonfiction book title needs to say what the book is about and what it will do for the reader. It has to do so with as few words as possible.
I am writing a book about my journey as an "empath." Although it's apparent that the word has to do with empathy or being empathic, some people have not seen this word used as a noun for someone who is more sensitive to energy than the average person. The intuitive gift of empathy can detrimentally affect people who inadvertently pick up on the thoughts, sicknesses, and emotions of others and carry this energy as if it were their own.
Folks who are looking for help with shutting off or managing the overload of emotional information they receive may use the word "empath" when searching for answers. My book will give helpful information about how to shield oneself from unwanted energy and develop the skills needed to use this gift in a way that is beneficial for all.
So, my request is that the readers of this blog offer me some input and feedback about the proposed title. Which of the following three choices best conveys the message of the book? If you think of a better combination or an entirely different title choice, I'd like to know that too. Please put your answer as a comment underneath this post or email me at writer @ yvonneperry dot net.
- WHOSE STUFF IS THIS? Finding Freedom from the Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You
- A GUIDE FOR EMPATHS: How to Protect Yourself from Being Overwhelmed by the Pain, Energy, and Emotions of Others
- WHY EMPATHY HURTS: How to Avoid Being Distressed by Others' Pain, Energy, and Emotions
- WHAT IS BREAKING MY HEART? Help for Those Who Are Overwhelmed by the Pain, Energy, and Emotions of Others
- THE EMPATH’S GUIDE: How to Avoid Picking Up the Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Others
Thank you for your help!
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