Monday, March 19, 2012
Gorillas in the Mist by Linda S. Glaz
Gorillas in the Mist.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
A Fish Named Wanda
A Streetcar Named Desire
All of these titles draw us immediately in and cause us to wonder just what the story is about. A story can be stellar, but if the title is ho-hem, your story will not get the attention you want it to have.
If you're a Motowner or Motown wannabe, Gran Torino will also hook you.
Second Hand Lions. Don't you want to know what follows?
So often we fall in love with titles that have little to do with the meat of the story; the words strung together simply sound nice for whatever reason. Are you able to let go and allow a title to grow from the story? A title is the first thing a reader sees; make yours come alive.