Wednesday, February 6, 2013

IWSG- VLOG- How to choose a TITLE!?

It's  the first Wednesday of the month!  Which means it's time for Alex J. Cavanaugh's project, the:

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time. 
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I vlogged for today's post!

A few things before you watch and judge me:
1.) No, I have not showered
2.) No, I have not completed any housework
3.) No, I am not wearing make-up
4.) Yes, I put the block in my mouth
5.) No, I have no idea why I did that

Now that we've cleared that up-- enjoy!
And-- help me-- HOW DO YOU COME UP WITH TITLES?!

8 comments:

  1. I know it doesn't help, but I think my titles come way after the first draft. Or you can just do like they do with movies and find a great line that sums up the point of the movie and use it as the title.

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    1. That helps a ton! Trust me. And it makes me feel a lot better!

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  2. I give you credit for putting up a vlog, very fun. I'm so nervous to talk on camera that I think I would be incoherent if I tried to vlog LOL.

    I usually have a title before I start writing, but sometimes end up changing it as I go along. I think coming up with a good title can be one of the hardest things about a story!

    Great to meet you through the IWSG! :)

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    1. I felt like the vlog was a bit ridiculous-- watching it again, I'm kind of having a "What was I thinking" moment-- but a time crunch is a time crunch! Ha!

      I'm glad you agree-- titles are HARD! I should try just giving it a title and then changing it as I see fit... hmm...

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  3. I find that coming up with a title, especially one that sort of ties in with the story, is wickedly hard.

    Most of the titles that I come up with have a serious disconnect with the story. There have been a few exceptions though in which the title meshes with the story enough that you don't have to really explain it.

    The norm for me in regards to picking a title is to have it tie into the story, however tenuous, so it gives me a platform to start from.

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    1. Gah. It sounds so easy YET I FIND IT SO HARD. MUST LEARN HOW TO TITLE!!!!!!!

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  4. Well, for what it's worth...

    I usually start by naming the story after the hero and heroine. For example, I have a short piece I'm working on now that's called "Nate and Fiona" [g]

    I usually don't come up with a title until much later, and I like it to tie into the story in some way. I ask my family and friends for suggestions, and mull things around for a few days (or, let's be honest, weeks) before I finally settle on something. Even then, I worry the title is no good.

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    1. Dude-- that makes so much sense! I like that. I have so many "Untitled 1" "Untitled 2"-- not efficient. But, then again, I've never been good at anything that comes with organizational skills.

      Thanks for the tip!

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