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    Gothic Titles

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by roguemaster1224, May 31, 2013.

    Does anyone know how gothic titles are usually made? And by that I mean like are gothic titles usually based on the setting or the protagonist's character or what because I am currently writing a gothic (or horror) novel and I am trying to research gothic titles.

    Thanks in advance :D
     
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    you may be open to suggestions but is the title that important.
     
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    give it a dark but recognizable name redemption of Judas or angels fall pray four horsenen
     
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    any title should have some relevance to the story, gothic or whatever...
     
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    There isn't a unique way of titling a gothic horror novel, if that is what you're asking for. It's no different from deciding on a title for any other story.

    Yesterday I sat in on a presentation on fiction writing, and the speaker said that after initially using a 'clever' title (jargon) that he found many of his beta readers didn't understand, he researched into naming techniques and decided that using a phrase/line that actually appears in the text is the most effective away of titling a story. I wouldn't necessarily agree with this, but you may find it useful.
     

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