Monday, August 9, 2010


That's right. You have heard it said time and again that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, well, maybe not but readers, many readers judge whatever you write by simply looking at the title. A title is not necessarily the first thing that you should write but having a working title, not necessarily the final title you pick on, helps your writing project move on and hopefully crystallize into what can attract readers.
Make a list of all the possible titles that come to your mind as you write along but never begin on a project or continue on one without a title, for it shows your own lack of interest. If you aren't interested in your own writing, think of the poor reader who has to buy it from the market.
Think of a title, begin writing, make a list of possible titles as you write along and finally pick the best among your list. Use all the resources at your disposal except.....the newspaper! Why? Because most of those catchy phrases journalists give their news-posts are actually book titles!

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