What’s in a Name? What’s in a Title?

Here’s an article on Story titles that I wanted to re-share with my writer/followers. It was originally published on another website but has been taken down.

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On Writing:

What’s in a Name? What’s in a title?

What’s with horror authors and their mundane, cliché and overused titles for their stories and books? 

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Come read my book, The Shadowed Blackness, Tales of Dark Horror, The Dark and Stormy Night, The Darkest Dark Shadow in the Blackest of Night

What’s in a Title?
I find it hard to believe that so many horror authors, striving to make some headway in today’s oversaturated marketplace, would title their short stories, story collections and book releases with generic titles. There are millions of books on Amazon.com. What is going to make a reader purchase your book over another’s?
One of the repeated writing jokes is about the often used cliché for an opening line in a book; It was a dark and stormy night. Every writer knows this opening line has been used more times than a politician spouts the…

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