A great technique for brainstorming titles is to answer generic questions about your story. Consider these examples:
❤ Who is the novel about?
- Example: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- Example: The French Photographer by Natasha Lester
❤ What is the novel about?
- Example: The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
- Example: Truths I Never Told You by Kelly Rimmer
❤ When does your novel take place?
- Example: While You Were Reading by Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus
- Example: Summer of Serenity by Nicola Marsh
❤ Where does your novel take place?
- Example: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
- Example: The Cafe by the Bridge by Lily Malone
Another technique for brainstorming titles is to use a phrase that gets the reader asking questions, such as:
- Example: They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera (Do they, though?)
- Example: Again, Rachel by Marian Keyes (What does Rachel need to do again?)
Or you might get in touch with your inner Emily Dickinson and brainstorm titles that are a little more poetic, like these:
- Example: House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas
- Example: Go Tell the Bees that I am Gone by Diana Gabaldon