A working title. You may already have one. Great. Why that name? Is it a recurring theme in the book? Is it a character's name? Have you done an Internet search? Are there already books with this title?
Maybe you are just calling it "A Book." As in, "I'm writing A Book." Okay. That's fine.
But think of it like you're an expectant parent. Your baby is coming. It will need a name. You know what it's going to be...romance, mystery...western or sci-fi. Name it.
When you stop calling it "A Book" and start calling it by its title, you become more accountable. You could stop work on "a book," and no one would care. But something with a title becomes more real. It's an incentive to press on.
Me? I used a play on words: Justice. (rightfulness or lawfulness & character's name)
-Ike chooses Justice...finally
-we want society to choose Justice over a very unpleasant person
-Justice must choose justice (lower case j ) at one point, despite the benefits of lying
-we hope Justice's wife chooses him
and so on.
I also liked the structure for titling series books: verb+"ing" noun
The sequel's working title is Ringing Bells – and it has several layers of meaning as well.
You? Your template today is simply a place to write potential titles. Michael Hyatt, in writing on developing titles for blog posts, challenges the blogger to write 35 titles for each one. Well, your novel will take significantly longer to write than a blog post. Let's put in some time on that title, too, and try for 36. Your Title Template is here.
Your turn. Go.
Please share if you already have a title selected. I need to know what to look for at my favorite bookstore in a few months!
Other posts in this series are here for your reading enjoyment.
It comforts me to know that God is a planner, too.
Well, yes, I still want a GPS or roadmap, but even then I'd be asking, "Are we there yet?"
"Am I there yet?" Am I where I need to be to be used by God?