Wednesday, August 12, 2009

It's All About The Title, Dummy

Got this secret missive in the email yesterday: "My friend has an article in next month's Writers Digest. Turns out that your friend, appel, has a snippet in the next Writers Digest as well. It's called "The Art of Entitlement" wherein he claims that the trick to selling stories is clever titles, no more, no less. Figures." Well, that's advice of a different stripe, isn't it? Would that literary success were so easy.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think there's something in that - really good titles aren't always easy to come up with.

But while a great / clever / catchy title makes a difference, I think (hope!) the story needs to hold up too.

Anonymous said...

I've read this before somewhere else, can't recall, but the author maintained that it was the surest way to win a contest.