How to Write a Title

There are two key rules when writing a title. 

1) Grammar of writing a title

Every title of a book has to follow two simple grammar rules. The first rule is that the first word and the last word must be capitalised. The second rule is that any other word that adds meaning to the title is capitalised. So for example, ‘Game of Thrones’, game and thrones are capitalised for being the first and last words, whereas, ‘of’ does not add any meaning to the title and therefore, does not need capitalisation. But with ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’, the word ‘centre’ has to be capitalised because it adds meaning to the title.

2) Content of the title

Titles need to be catchy. That goes without saying. Usually, the catchiest titles are short but powerful. A good way to think of a title is to think if I had to sum up the plot of my book in 3 words what would they be? Make sure the 3 words are powerful and then play around re-arranging those words to makes titles or look up powerful synonyms to use instead. 

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