“Artists are people who are not at all interested in the facts—only in the truth. You get the facts from outside. The truth you get from inside.” --Ursula K. LeGuin

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Write 20 Titles, Choose One

Well, well, I'm having a heck of a time getting my paragraphs correctly formatted here on this blog, so I am typing directly into this page to see if that works. Usually I write in Word then copy and paste it here. But rats, something is amiss.

While the copy looks good in preview, it looks terrible in "publish." Long spaces appear at will.

Hey, you're writers, so I figured you'd understand. I got a new (used) computer and something is screwy. It has Apache Word Processor that I have never used. Do you know about that?

I love you for showing up. I had been neglecting this site, but in seeing you here, I am encouraged. Whoa! Thanks.

I've been focusing on another blog. It has posts on writing, chickens, travel, blogging, and then I found an amazing tidbit I had never heard before. 747 is an angel number.  I was using 747 the number of the Boeing jet, meaning fast, however, I found that it means I am on the right track. Oh joy.

My other webpage is http://www.plottwist747.com

Do a little click. I'll do a little happy dance.

 Here is what I started out to write about on this blog, so here it is.

Do You Need Help With Titles?

God almighty, I can effort, stew, mull-over, change a title fifty million times. I did that with my book that is now being cast in stone. After many title possibilities, I went back to one I used in a journal long ago, The Frog's Song. (The frog calls the rain that settles the dust for our journey.) 

Okay, what do you think of this: I watched #Marie Forleo this morning talking about writing copy. She said to write your title 20-30 times before publishing. Whew!

So I thought about the last post on this blog, "How Do We Change Our Beliefs?"And wondered, is that the best possible title?

Maybe I should have thought of more...some possibilities are...

Who's the Winner Here?
Changing Beliefs
What Makes You Think that?
Believe (Been done) Believe Again.
Believe in the Possibilities
Suddenly_________ (What?)
A Thump on the Head
I Don't Need A Water Purifier, but I Need This...
I Have a Problem.
Have You Ever Done This?
Oh oh, I need five more...

I know blogging is important, and everyone and their dog is doing it, so with all the noise floating around, how can we make our voices heard?

Let's begin with the title. How shall I title this post?

1. Ramblings
2. Titles
3.Writing Titles
4. Help
5. Blog Titles
6. Getting Heard
7. One Among the Crowd

I'm getting desperate.
8. Everyone and Their Dog is Blogging 
9.Writing Copy
10. One Among Many
Now I'm wondering, What do people want?
11. Writing Titles
12. Help with Titles
13. How-to Write a Title
14.Why Are Titles So Damn Important?
15.Why Do We Swear When We Are Frustrated?
16. How Do You Choose Title?
17. Do You Have a Secret Title Formula?
18. The Secret Title Formula
19. Write 20 Titles, Choose One
20. Are You A Good Title Writer?

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