Guest author: Michael Dellert – What is the Title of My Book?

Thank you so much to Sue Vincent for giving me the opportunity to write for The Daily Echo today!! So… What’s in *Your* Title?

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I was recently asked where the title for my new book, The Wedding of Eithne, came from, and what it meant to me. I only had about 100 words to answer that question, but it set me to thinking about books, and their titles, and how authors come up with them.

This thing called “a book” that you’ve been typing away at for what seems like forever — what will you call it? Your title can sometimes be the most labor intensive part of your whole manuscript. You may have a working title, a placeholder you’re using until the clouds part and the sun shines down and choirs of angels sing out that magical combination of words that crystallizes the very essence of your story.

But that’s not really very practical.

So here are some of my thoughts on selecting a title for your book.

Book Titles in Traditional…

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Michael Dellert is an award-winning writer, editor, publishing consultant, and writing coach with a publishing career spanning 18 years. He is currently working as an independent freelancer. He lives in the Greater New York City area.

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Michael Dellert is an award-winning writer, editor, publishing consultant, and writing coach with a publishing career spanning 18 years. He is currently working as an independent freelancer. He lives in the Greater New York City area.
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