What makes a good title?
What is your story about dbz?1/23/2010 #2
titles are usually hard to come up with, unless you know right off the bat what exactly it'll be. i, personally, think that good titles are random ones. all of my stories, not poems, have completely random, out-of-the-blue titles. they don't have anything to do with the plot. now, if i find some way to tie the plot and title and unite them as one, happy family... then that's another story. :)3/13/2010 #3
I personally think that a good title should be like a short metaphor having something to do with the story. But it has to be original, because a cliche title could never catch anyone's attention.
Another idea for a good title could be taking a line from a poem or song that inspired the story or that reminds you of the story. For example, the title John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men was based on a line from an old poem, the theme of which matched the main theme of the book.
One thing that also works if you're trying to catch someone's attention is finding a word that people don't really use often. For example, you could Google a list of obscure words and look for a meaning that fits your story. Or just plain interesting words, words that sound beautiful and are used all the time, but stand out on their own.5/07/2010 #4
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