Titles are magical. If you're stuck on a project, brainstorming a list of titles for the next chapter or for a scene will often get you unstuck.
Occasionally, brainstorming a list of titles will even give you the seed inspiration for an entire project.
Write five titles for each of the following:
The Secret Of_______
The Day I _________
The Summer Of ________________
Use your dreams and nightmares to brainstorm titles
I rarely have nightmares, but a couple of days ago I had one which jolted me and stayed with me throughout the day. Since nightmares arise from the depth of your subconscious, they're a potent source of titles. The next time you have a dream or nightmare, brainstorm a list of titles.
Start by creating a list of nouns and adjectives from the dream. This will show you how easy it is to create titles. Choose a noun, and you've got a title. If you're feeling especially creative, you can add an adjective or verb. For example: The Perfect Storm; The Taming of the Shrew...
Seven days of titles
For the next week, write ten titles a day in your journal. That's 70 titles - enough to provide inspiration keep you happily writing for a year. Have fun. :-)
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