The Importance of Being A Title
I just stumbled across a random title generator. Click the button, and it creates a list of titles from words.
Titles are the first impression of a book to a reader:
I walk past a table, and the book title catches my eye.
I scan a website with cover shots, and the book title catches my eye.
Titles tell me …
What genre the story is.
If it has action in it.
A hint of things to come in the story.
This is a book I want to read.
This is a book I don’t want to read.
How do you decide on a title for your book? What types of titles draw you to books or films and why? What types of titles will make you pass on a book or movie? Why?
I hope you’ll check out my article Critiquing Omniscient Viewpoint in Vision: A Resource for Writers.