Eleven Tips for Finding Your Book Titles
They are one of the most important parts of our books. Next to cover art, titles are the first things that catch a potential reader’s attention. It’s no wonder we spend hours, days, and sometimes even months searching for the right combination of words to crown our books. We labor over titles as if we were giving birth to twins. We create lists of titles, paring them down to what we think are the best ones, and even then we might change our minds. Some writers finish their whole books with a WIP (work-in-progress) title because they can’t come up with a title they feel is worthy enough.
So what’s an author to do when looking for that perfect title?
- Consider finding your title before you start writing. Norman Mailer said this about picking book titles. “If you have…
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