I have a banner ad. See it over there in the right-side column of this blog? It's nice but it's a banner ad, an abbreviated sales pitch. What's on it is not a tag line.
While other people may choose differently for their books, I think my tag line needs to somehow embody the spirit of the book, its theme, not its plot. It's an Inspirational Fiction more than anything else. The love story, the Romantic Comedy, at its core is really more of the backdrop against which Dicky takes his faith walk. Leah is a catalyst for him to grow, but since the story's told in his voice, we don't really see her POV or learn much about her own journey.
This really is Dicky's Story, a tale of how he comes into himself, how he comes "home" to himself. How he comes to grips with his destiny. He doesn't ask a lot of questions in his search so I don't want to go with that classic Jewish meme, but he does find a lot of answers...like the shy child (in the Passover Seder service's recital of the Four Questions), we have to ask for him. Except he's defintiely not shy. *cough* Yeah, not so much. He's a pretty secure kind of guy who actually thought he knew himself. He didn't know the half of it, but that just meant he was suffering blissful ignorance.
What is the one thing I want most of all for readers to get out of Dicky's Story? Well, it's a Jewish story so I have to use Jewish terms and phrases here but I think it's a fairly common Christian meme, too. I'd say that one thing is this: life does not need to be a struggle when you choose to be Chosen. It's not about following rules or subscribing to liturgy. It's about what's in your heart, your soul, your character.
The only tagline I can come up with (remember, 10 words or less!!) is this:
Life is full of choices. Choose to be Chosen.
That's 9 words. What 10 words or less would you choose? Post in the comments on the blog or on Facebook and let me know! By the time I finish the cartooning of Dicky, I need to have a new tagline.