Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Leno vs. Conan- Fight for the Title
This post has nothing to do with late night TV.
But it made you look, didn't it?
I've been thinking a lot lately about titles. Titles for blogs, books, etc.
Titles can pull us in or turn us off.
A good book title will make us think twice. The first time when we pick up the book. The second, when we are done reading and look at the title again.
We know what Jane Eyre is just from the title.
What is Dandelion Wine about? It can't be a whole book on how to make a drink out of a weed.
Who gets to make the wish in Just One Wish? And what wish is it?
How many stories surround the Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet? Are there really roads called Bitter and Sweet?
What compels someone to read The Forest of Hands and Teeth just from the title? Sounds eerie.
How likely are you to click on a blog post that is titled Titles or Leno vs. Conan- Fight for the Title?
I've started a new blog for book reviews. I think I'll be reviewing more this year and don't want my writing blog to be taken over. But the problem is, I'm not sure I like the title of my blog.
Right now, it's Sweeter-Then-Taffy Book Reviews. Is that too contrived? Should I make it short and sweet like Taffy's Reviews?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated and seriously considered.
And if you would like me to review your book on my blog, give me a heads up!
I have three books in editing mode but the poor babies have had their names changed so many times they don't look at me when I call. Maybe, one day, they will tell me their name. Until then, I try and hang out with them everyday, correcting them and helping them along the path to betterment.