Tuesday, July 8, 2014

How To Pick A Title For Your Book

I'm in the midst of this process, now, so no spoilers.

  1. Think of possible titles that you like, that speak to your tone, style, subject matter, and potential audience.
  2. Google them.
  3. Cross off all the ones that are already taken, especially in book titles, but even in movie titles.
  4. Take your top available choices, and mull the over.
  5. Run the titles by friends and acquaintances, to see what they think. What would they think that titled book is about? Would it pique their interest? Does it seem appropriate?
  6. Make your final decision.
  7. Be willing to throw that one out at some future point, and re-title it, anyway.

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