What’s in a Name?
One word: Jaws. You might not remember the author (it was Peter Benchley), but you’ll never forget the title of his book, which went on to become a blockbuster movie series. Even teenagers who weren’t born when the book came out know Jaws is about a great white shark. That’s the power of a good title. It positions your project and draws in the reader, and it sends a message to an agent and editor about the book’s category and potential readership.
Good titles can be difficult to come up with and take a great deal of thought. Here are some real attention-grabbing titles:
• Making Peace with Your Past by H. Norman Wright
• Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
• Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
• Skinny Bitch by Rory ...