The title. That dreaded one line that needs to capture the feeling of your entire novel. It's the first thing a reader will see, and the thing used to spread the word.
Have you read "Twilight" yet?
Personally, I have a tendency to struggle with the title. I have a finished manuscript that I still say, "Well, I'm calling it..."
Why is it so hard to come up with a name?
I found an article on ideas for naming your novel. Not sure if it'll help me, but I'll let you know.
What are some titles you love? What are some titles you hate? I'm sure Ms. Valerie Ipson won't mind my commenting that I love the title of the book she pitched on our blog, Ideal High. With a dark looking cover and that title splashed on the front...very intriguing.
Other titles that are my favorites include: The Hunger Games, Fahrenheit 451, I Am Not a Serial Killer, and The Half Blood Prince.
These titles work for me because they really capture the feeling of the book, and they are succinct and catchy.
So tell me, what titles stand out to you? And what would you name my dystopian YA?