Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Writing Exercise #2 - Catchy Titles
In October's issue of Bookpage (reviews books distributed nationwide...and found in Sioux Falls libraries monthly), the titles of the books really struck me. The titles caused enough curiousity that I researched the books. Some of them I found interesting, and some titles were not so indicative of the content inside, and I was disappointed. Take a gander at these titles, keeping in mind what sparks your interest to dig into an article or larger work. Also check out Bookpage's contest to win books each month at Bookpage.com. This month's prize winners win biographies and movies of classic movie stars!
Something about these titles....
"I am Pangoo the Penguin" by Satomi Ichikawa
"Library Lion" by Michelle Knudsen
"Grayson" by Lynne Cox
"Teeth in a Pickle Jar" by H.B. Milligan
Three out of the four titles I would read!!! Can you guess which ones? Now that you've analyzed titles, reflect on your own. Do you use the first title to come to your mind, or do you make sure you've chosen something clever? Stretch yourself with your titles...ahh, that feels good!