Titles

Inspired by the Flash Fiction challenge at Terrible Minds I have thoughts about titles.

I’m horrible with titles. Positively awful.

When I work on projects they are usually named by main character or a primary characteristic. So a few of my current and recent works in progress are labeled in my files as:

  • Mountain Lion Man
  • Faye
  • Lia
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Robin Hood AI

Exactly zero of these are good names. Most of them are just ways to refer to the stories and because “Untitled 14” isn’t really effective.

When I get around to actually naming the stories I always feel stumped. I sort of feel like I only nailed one title. The rest just feel mushy still. I’m not even sure what makes for a good title, something that grabs the reader, conveys the tone of the story, but how do I do that?!

I’m going with “Your Password Here” for the challenge.

 

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