by Just Another Writer
(New Zealand)

Ever been stuck for a title? Ever been stuck for a story idea? A fantastic way of finding titles and ideas for stories is by keeping a book of titles you like, browsing through photos and thinking of random capturing titles.

I keep a little book where I enter things I think might make a good title. 'The Wolf Of Lariat Pass' is a random pick from my book. (It's nonexistent. I just made it up. Don't steal it!) I instantly imagine a story set in 1800s, early America, wild west-type book. A wolf who has become notorious for snatching away sheep and disappearing into Lariat Pass, his kingdom, a place the locals fear... Until one day a cowboy sets out to conquer this terror of the west... Hey, it may be a hammered idea, but it is evolving into a story already.

Coming up with little interesting phrases are amazing ways of finding titles. They are also good prompts.

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Oct 22, 2015
Song Titles and Lyrics Make Good Book Titles NEW
by: Cabbie Glass

Listen to music in your genre and make note of the titles. As a fantasy writer, I listen to lots of medieval and Celtic fantasy music. Songwriters and composers of fantasy music borrow liberally from novels, historical fiction, and mythology. Why shouldn't we adopt the same policy?

Oct 16, 2012
thanks NEW
by: Anonymous

thanks just another writer u really helped!

Jul 27, 2012
Check out Writing.Com NEW
by: Just Another Writer

I've found Writing.Com a great site for getting started in writing, and also learning and being encouraged by fellow writers/authors/editors. There are some great ideas out there. Good luck!

Jul 25, 2012
by: Anonymous

this is super awesome. I kinda wanna be a writer, and titles are my weakness. this totally will help!

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