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    What to name my story?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Dagolas, Jan 9, 2013.

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    Like naming characters or places in your story, titles must come from within. Usually when reading through it, something will jump out at you - a word, a phrase or a name of a character.
     
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    So ... I agree with EdFromNY that titles should sort of well up from inside but I read your partial and I will just throw out the feeling that I got. "One Under the Mountain" just sort of popped into my head. :) I'm sure you'll get better options, or hopefully, find the one that speaks to you. Good luck!
     
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    You don't need to title the story until you have finished it, polished it, and are ready to submit to publishers. No one knows the story as you do; it is your task, and your privilege, to apply that final touch.

    Of course, the publisher has the final say on the title, as it is the branding for marketing purposes.
     
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    No one can make the decision for you at this stage. When you find the perfect one, you'll know. Just refer to it as something ambiguous until then (my untitled fantasy stories are categorized by the world name for instance).
     
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    The best person to name this would be your self.

    Seriously, I love creating the titles for my stories.
    It is fun.
     
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    Try using a character or place?
     
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    Just last week I was agonizing over a title for a story. Decided to stop thinking about it and move on to other stuff. Sure enough the perfect title came to me the next day.
    It's similar to finding things only after you've stopped looking for them.
     

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