Thursday, January 14, 2010

Picking the Right Title

I've always had issues finding names for my books that fit. Only on rare occasions do I hit on something that fits perfectly and works well. "Angelic Demon," "The High Courts of Hell," "Dealing with Demons." With the big changes I've been making, I'm not sure I can keep any of them.

"Dealing with Demons" certainly doesn't fit the first book anymore. I've been using the working title of HUNTED, but I hate one name titles. I have a big long list of possible titles, and it's growing all the time.

Some of these titles include:

Demon Blood
Blood of Demons (or) Blood of Angels
Demons Never Lie (or) Demon May Lie
Angelic Demon
Demon in the Rough
Angel Management
(and) Demon's Den

Blargh on all of them. None of them seem to encompass the feel the story being told.

So here's my question to you. How do you come up with the titles for you book/stories/poems, and how do you know when it's the right title?


  1. Sadly, in all my writing I've never had any trouble with titles for my poems. They usually just hit me. Teehee I like Demons Never Lie. Thats humorous :)

  2. Shockingly also true. As Jacky points out in a previous draft (that I'm determined to work in somehow) "Why should demons lie when truth is so much more seductive."

    Thank you for your input. ^_^