I’ve been so busy with my first re-write of my novel “The Long Walk Home” that I’ve kind of ignored my blogging this week. I’m pretty sure you have carried on nicely without my blogs, but just in case I will apologize.
Let’s see…why don’t we start with the Quote of the Day and then I’ll toss a few things at you.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Isn’t that a great quote? I’ve been laughing all day at that one…but it is true.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
And today’s thought has to do with titles. Talk about having an impact! I’ve written often about the 10 Second Rule, the fact that you have about ten seconds to interest your readers enough so that they will continue reading your article, story or book…..well, you won’t even see the 10 Second Rule in play unless you have a title that can knock the socks off of your audience.
Now we are tiptoeing onto some thin ice. When we are talking about the world of SEO, then we have to be very careful that we get keywords into that title….but….that does not mean the title has to be bland. Even one word can make a difference. You could have a title that looks like this…..Ten Ways To Make Money Online….which of course has been done to death…or you could change that title to read….Ten Innovative Ways To Make Money Online. The first option is bland at best; the second option at least has a chance of interesting those who are into “new” and “innovative.”
When it comes to stories or books, the title is crucial. Unlike an article where the topic is in the title, for a story or novel we have to give the reader a glimpse of the story line in a few words. This is not an easy thing to do.
TIP OF THE DAY
Enlist the help of family and friends when titling your next book. Brainstorm a whole list of titles and find a consensus for the best title.
WRITER OF THE DAY
Say hello to Liz. Her title at HubPages is epbooks, and she is a lover of animals and a friend. Stop by and see her here.
PROMPT OF THE DAY
See if you can’t kickstart your creativity with this picture.
OFFER OF THE DAY
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MORE NEXT WEEK
Hopefully I’ll be a little more responsible next week with this blogging thing, but I make no promises. My novel is my first priority until it is finished and ready for publication, so bear with me until it is finished.
Thank you and have a great rest of the week.
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”