Very helpful! My manuscript title has changed each draft!
Some authors find titling their book easy. Others struggle with the process. I’m definitely an “other.” Recently, I went through the surprisingly drawn out process of coming up with a title for my manuscript. Over the past four years, my manuscript has changed names three times; a book syndrome known as, Ye Old Identity Crisis. For two years it was called, Ghost Book, because that was literally the best I could do. Later, I realised all my characters were Haunted by mistakes made in their respective pasts. Get it? Haunted + ghosts = title that works on two levels? Yeah okay, I know, I know. You don’t have to tell me twice. That’s why I changed it.
In brainstorming a new title, I came up with the following method. Maybe it will be help for you too.
- Themes, keywords and symbols
I know this step may seem obvious, but have…
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This is really useful – thanks for sharing it. (I keep changing the names of my characters too!)
I’m glad it was helpful 🙂 With you on the characters too!!
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