“What do you think of this as the title of my book?”
This can be a tricky question for me to answer. On one hand, I want to enthusiastically support and encourage the emerging author for having a title of an actual book-in-motion. On the other hand, there’s the whole forensic analysis of what makes a good title.
The fact is, your book title is at best a “working title” until your book goes to print. A working title, however, serves a unique purpose, especially as you’re writing your book.
A title that just “sounds pretty” isn’t enough. A title that simply inspires you isn’t enough either. What do I mean by “not enough” especially since that phrase might be perceived as a little harsh?
Writing a book is a complex journey that involves your mind, heart, body, cerebral cortex, and creative soul. As prepared as you think you are for the journey, and even if you think you’re certain you know where you’re going, you’re going to need a compass. A literary compass – enter your working title.
A strong one should answer the following questions, every time you look at it, even if via a cumulative feeling in your gut.

  • Why am I writing this book?
  • What is the major takeaway for my readers?
  • How will my book transform or change them in some way?
  • What is the journey from Point A to Point B in my book?
  • And yes – does it inspire me to start writing and keep writing until I am done (and then after that, until the book is good)?

Set your literary compass on day one as a fixed point in space to keep your book vision and intention on track during the writing process. Craft a title strong enough to guide your journey!

Write On,

BTW: Want to brainstorm a working title for your book? Schedule your free consultation with me and let’s explore the possibilities!


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