I'm writing down the last remains of my chapter two, I just don't know how to entitle it. So my question is, in your opinion, what should the chapter title have and how do you finalize it?
|Country Girls Rule
I like to take something the main character said from the chapter, only a few words or so, and use that. I like it so it doesn't give too much away and will let the reader guessing what it's about from reading the name. If not that, I take a saying that cooresponds with the chapter and use that.
So what I'm saying is that a chapter title, should be a summary of a chapter without actually telling a lot... Ok, that makes no sense. I'll give an example instead: Say your chapter was about a family going on a ski trip. To me, it's corny and shows your not very creative if you title it "The Ski Trip." I would probably try to figure something out with my format above.
Hope this helped. 8)3/23/2009 #2
Besides taking a quote, you could also use something that sums it up vaguely. For example, I have a chapter where a character receives a medal and saves his friend who has suffered a head injury by telling him to keep saying his rosary (so he doesn't fall asleep and go into a coma). I gave that chapter the title "War Medals and Rosary Prayers."4/11/2009 #3
i don't like titeling my chapters, because i don't like to read things with chapter titles. I think that no matter what you do, it'll give away something that is gong to happen in the chapter.4/13/2009 #4
I was that way for a long time, but I ran into problems on another site which froze my story for the reason that my Chapter 1 was in what it said had to be the Chapter 2 spot just because I had an introduction in the Chapter 1 spot. The site moderator said that if there was any deviation from the first post being 1, second being 2, etc. that the chapters had to be named. Thus, I was forced to name them so my account wouldn't be deleted. Very annoying, but I've just gotten in the habit since then.4/13/2009 #5
|Open your eyes Chopstick
well, what i doo is, before i even write the chapter I write something vague. For example, for my story "A Princess Summoning" chapter 2? I just wrote the word "Meeting." This way, it's vague enough I could expand on it when writing, but is still consis on what i wanted in that chapter. Then, if i felt like it, I would have titled the chapter "Meeting." That's how i do it anyways.6/23/2010 #6
I just look at what I've written, and then I brainstorm.2/12/2011 #7
trust me, we all have that problem. Unless you want to take the cheap Chapter 1, Chapter 2 thing, try centering your chapter name on a way that reflects what is inside the chapter. For example, if you have two character (the protagonist and antagonist to be specific) fighting, you can give it a name like "Showdown" or "Battle Royale", depending on what is inside the chapter. I hope you understand what im saying, and if not, just send me a message and ill help u out.2/12/2011 #8
what I do is I
1- finish the chapter
2- think of the main idea of the chapter, what was it mostly about?
3- shorten my main idea to 5 words or less
4- put it as a tital or make it sound catchy
5- i have a name ^.^9/11/2011 #9
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