Anyone got any advice on titling? I seriously struggle with it, as my blog may show.
A Tantalising Title!
Some of my students have asked me whether it’s important to give a short story a title. The answer is a huge yes! When a magazine editor/short story judge is faced with a big pile of short stories, one with an eye-catching/intriguing title will instantly have him/her interested in reading your story. Read the following titles and see how they make you want to read the actual story:
- The Secret Diary of a Serial Killer
- The Unborn
- The Hanging
- In Search of Dinosaurs
- Screaming Point
- Not What I Wanted
- The Final Journey
I’m sure you’re now thinking up plenty of your own. Hopefully they’ll also spark off a story idea!
Have a great weekend. Here’s my Friday funny for you: