L is for List (Creating a List of Titles)


The Is of Writing: Inspirational Photograph & Writing Prompts

When you need one, a good title is difficult to create. It is even harder to come up with a great one.

Start a list of titles:

  • Picture prompt: Think of some creative titles for this book cover.
  • Cultivate titles for five short stories.
  • Tease the readers of your blog with the titles of the three books you want to write (but haven’t).
  • Collect interesting words and phrases for inspiration (and to possibly use for titles at a later date).
  • Keep a list of published book titles that you want to emulate (just remember these are for inspiration only).
  • Swap title ideas with writer friends. Trade out ones you aren’t going to use for some of their throwaways.

Write this collection of titles and ideas on a page in a notebook, keep them in a file on the computer or print and file away in your filing cabinet or writing portfolio. The next time your mind is stretching, or struggling, to come up with a title just reach out an arm and snatch up that folder or click a button for some extra help or inspiration.

Related Materials:

If a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – What are you One Thousand? (Inspirational Photos) (denisereashore.com)

Facebook Picture Prompts

How to Title Your Book (rachellegardner.com)

About Denise Reashore

Denise M. Reashore spends most of her free time reading, writing, and gardening - - or staring out the window at the brightness of a new day and dreaming of digging in the earth. Throughout the winter, precious free time goes into mapping and planning her future garden and, hopefully, writing and reading retreat. The rest of the time, from September to June, she spends working as an elementary school teacher. She lives on almost 3 acres, in an old Victorian style home, with her husband, two lovely daughters, and a cat.

2 responses to “L is for List (Creating a List of Titles)

  1. Just popping in from the AtoZ Challenge to say hello! Looks like you have lots of tips you are sharing for anyone who writes. I know there are a LOT of blogger/writers out there. Enjoy!
    Visit me at: Life & Faith in Caneyhead
    I am Ensign B of Tremps’ Troops
    with the A to Z Challenge


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