Would you read a book called Tomorrow is Another Day? How about First Impressions?
Actually, I’m willing to bet you have — but not under their original titles.
I am in the (agonizing) process of coming up with a title for a book due out next spring. It’s been “untitled manuscript” for so long, I’d almost forgotten I needed to come up with a title for the darned thing! My poor friends and family are being badgered to death as I try out new ideas on them or beg for their suggestions.
I loved my friend Mary’s trick — she makes a list of all of the exciting words in a manuscript and plays around with them until the title clicks into place.
Maybe I just don’t have enough exciting words in this book! Nothing is clicking. I need help.
Quick: what are your titling tricks?
No rush. . . but I’ve only got till the end of the month.