Be honest. When you see the title The Red Ghost: Heretic Renna, what thoughts/ideas come to mind?
I ask this because I was not totally sold on the idea of making it a horror novel with science-fantasy elements. Or rather a science-fantasy novel with horror elements.
So, what comes to mind? I curious because I am replotting this story with a plot that I can actually see myself writing.
What do you think?
My first thought was that The Red Ghost was a ship of some sort, military at least…
Damn… so, you can’t see as some other genre?
Indeed I can see it as a Horror.
Set upon a Military Battleship in space. One where the dead haunt the crew to no ends, and the ship has taken the souls… But, this would be too close to Event Horizon… Maybe you could find another angle which would work, even adding a Fantasy Element to it would change it more towards something else…
I am thinking of another angle where the title actually fits and steers away from horror. I am drawing a bit of a blank.
The Red Ghost sounds like the title of a short story that was published in Weird Tales back when the only way to experience Soap Operas was on the radio.
I wouldn’t know anything about that, but thanks for saying that regardless.
Any other thoughts genre-wise or something?
Red Ghost makes me think of an angry, vengeful spirit who was killed violently.
Again, it goes back to horror. Looks like I am going to have to change the title a bit.
If I change the title to The Red Heretic, would it still be considered horror or something totally different?
At least I’m not thinking of these guys
Sounds like a Thriller.
Consider a powerful animal instead.
That is one strange looking yokai…
It doesn’t make much more sense when you know why he looks like that
Okay…I just realized that I have two stories with the word “red” in it and they have absolutely nothing to do with each other, other than the fact they are set in the same fictional world or planet rather.
I am going to have to ditch the Red Ghost and the Red Heretic and simply the word red altogether.
Now, I am really stumped on a title. Yet what do my characters want to do in this story?
Scarlet, Flaming, or Crimson is a good alternative.
I like to look at personality theories to understand motivations.
The Crimson Ghost or Heretic.
The Scarlet Ghost or Heretic.
The Flaming Ghost or Heretic.