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how do you chose a title for you story?

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freemanbatch Wed 16-Jan-13 17:48:28

that's it really, I'm wondering how other people go about it.

Do you go for something short and snappy?
Something that descriptive?
Something mysterious?
Some particular words from the story?

I am aware that publishers change titles if they want to so its no big deal really but I'm finding titles harder than writing the stories to be honest.

TunipTheVegedude Wed 16-Jan-13 18:02:10

There are some useful guidelines online that take you through a process of brainstorming, eg this one by Rachelle Gardner.

GW297 Fri 18-Jan-13 13:41:52

Don't worry too much. It will more than likely come to you as you write in my experience. Pick a working title if you can think of one and take it from there perhaps...

freemanbatch Mon 21-Jan-13 22:06:10

Thanks for the advice guys, I've come up with something for this one and should any publisher wish to actually publish it I'm sure they'll make sure it has a title they're happy with smile

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