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    Fetching story titles

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Charisma, Sep 10, 2007.

    If you're picking up a religious fiction, which title will attract you:
    1) Finding my soul
    2) Rainin' Heaven
    3) The Sunset
    4) The Infamous smile (title) - The curse of being true (subtitle)
    5) Heartless

    Rate them from 1 (worst) to 9 (best) please!
     
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    I'll choose #3. Others are too much indian movie type.
     
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    This is just my opinion, and it's worth what you paid for it...

    My answer is: none of the above--sorry!

    I read a lot of unpublished fiction, and I see a lot of titles. They all seem to want to be enticing without telling me very much, and I find that far too many of them start with "The", and far too many refer to intangibles ("Love", "Hate", "Light", "Darkness", and--I'm very much afraid--"Soul" and "Heaven".)

    The last piece of unpublished fiction that I was attracted to purely because of the title was called "A Can of Soup." By being very specific, it drew me in. And yes, the story really did turn out to be about a can of soup. :)

    I hasten to add that it isn't worth spending a lot of time and effort on a title for your piece. If it's ever accepted for publication, your editor will change it anyway.
     
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    Wht's wrong with sunset?
     
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    Thanks you two. It'll be a great help.

    PS: Stinger, my main audience is aiming Hindus and Asian Muslims. So Indian is not all bad. But definitely like not their soap operas :p
     
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    I didn't appreciate this, and I withdraw my remarks; you will know your target audience much better than I. :)
     
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    Oh I noticed you're Pakistani for the first time. I would love to know you better.
     
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    Hey, we're neighbors! Nice meeting you :) Same here, really. I'd love to know more about Iran. For some funny wunny reason, the place is scarcely discussed here. India is discussed due to the silly (sorry, but I think so) soap operas, China for its outbreak in scientific development and Afghanistan because of our close ties with it (and the Taliban story). But no one discusses Tehran for its carpets! *sob*
     
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    But here we discuss Pakistan a lot. Or I do, specially after that previously red (now yellow!) masque and Navaz Sharif's return and such.
     
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    Ah, so you know of these political affairs! I didn't know you know :p Anyways, I think we're going off topic.
     
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    I would say the only one that would get my attention would be heartless.
     
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    You know, "finding my soul" is strange and intriguing to me. I had to look at it a few times. The thought of finding a soul is really interesting. I sort of envision a kind of dance, like with your shadow or something. I'd probably get that one. You might refine the list based on each title. For example "Finding my Soul" might yield, "Lost Soul, Found" or "Search for Soul" or "Seeking My Soul," something like that. Something to play with.
     
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    Thanks :)! I think I'll be experimenting with human psyche for a while before exactly interpretating anything :p
     
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    If you're picking up a religious fiction, which title will attract you:

    1) Finding my soul

    Like this one the best!

    2) Rainin' Heaven

    Although this one's pretty cool too!

    3) The Sunset
    4) The Infamous smile (title) - The curse of being true (subtitle)

    Like this one the least!

    5) Heartless
     

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