Here I am, a new story, and I need a title.
Why's that important?
I don't know. All I do know is that unless I
have a title, I have no name to place on the
file, nothing to call it, and only ideas swirling
around in my head. So, I must go on a "title
Where do I begin? Usually with something about the
story, or something that I think will happen in
the story. Okay, all my stories are about love and
I ask you, how many times can you use love in a title?
Not that many. So we go from there.
Is the story about betrayal? Nope, not this time.
Is it about a season? Well, kinda, but not enough
to involve weather in the title. The characters?
Are there things about the characters that can be
revealed in the title? I'll have to think about
A quick aside. In many cases the title will be
changed by the publisher anyway, but I still need
one for me. I do know authors who title their books,
"Book one" or "Work In Process 3". I can't do that.
I've got to have something to work with, a hint of
So if love is out, and so is betrayal, weather, then
how about another emotion?
You see where this can lead? Okay, I'm still hard pressed
for a title. How about location? Or the time period?
Yahoo!!! I've got it!
Now, I have to go title my files, my character
interviews, my goal and motivation charts. More about
that later. For now, I'm off to do a whole lot of
Available now from Wings-press.com "Too Late To Scream",
a classic Gothic romance. Coming soon, a Historical
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