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Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Entitled

Titles matter. Take time to consider them. They are the first thing that the reader will see. It may be that the decision whether or not to like the story from the outset is made upon seeing the title.

One word can be effective, but ensure it is explosive.Two words can be a little dull. Lots of stories have a two word title and often it's a case of Samuel's Day or Autumn Leaves. A bit uninventive.

If you add a third word, it livens up. So you could have Samuel's Magical Day or Red Autumn Leaves. Or make it much more exciting - Samuel's Final Day or Black Autumn Leaves. These last two are more suggestive and might encourage to read on with more interest.

So remember that titles are vitals.

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