Today’s writer topic came out of our flash fiction contest. Angel suggested we talk about this.
Writing a book, novella, or short story is one thing. OK, it’s the main thing. But there are a lot of other factors that go into actually selling the damned thing. Like the blurb, the cover, the pricing, the release date, and the title.
A good title can convey what the book’s about almost instantly to the reader. it can tease them or enchant them. It can help to sell your book.
A bad title can make your book a laughingstock, or worse.
So how do you go about choosing a title that best represents what’s inside the covers? How do you know if a title is good or bad? And how do you find out it it has been used to death before?