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    Titles...

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by hrdoyle3, Nov 20, 2012.

    It seems my writer's block only hits when it comes to titles. I try to never get hung up on making a title, and always save it until the end, but then nothing ever seems to fit the way I would like it to.

    Just curious as to what processes other writers do, if any, to create a title that fits your story
     
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    The name of a character or what a character is (ex: Wizard) can be a good title. Or a certain area.
     
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    What I personally did for my planned novel was look at the structure of a book title I love. In my case, I went to Gravity's Rainbow and thought: "What could be a title that has such an ominous ring, and yet has such an eerie depth if one understands it and its place in the novel?"

    I will say that we all struggle with titles. A famous author that come to mind is Phillip K. Dick. I mean, I think Ubik is his best title because it's just one word.
     
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    I like to keep my titles simple and easy to remember - something that sums up
    the book's tone.

    It's like Fight Club - simple title, that basically tells it all.
     
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    I take a look at the theme of my story, book, or song, and then see if there's an image, phrase, or lyric which sums it up. If there is, I have a title. If not, I will put one together.
     
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    i almost always have a title before i start a story... and when i don't, it makes itself known long before i get to the end...
     

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