When I go to the Menu button for my television cable service, the first thing I see as I scroll through the schedule are titles. Usually I'm looking for a movie to watch.
If I see a title that intrigues me I can get more information.
IF I SEE A TITLE THAT INTRIGUES ME.
With the cable menu program, there's not even a cover that can enhance the intrigue.
Titles are important.
I read recently that some research indicated many readers responded with interest to the word SECRET in a title. I immediately began second guessing the working title of my newest manuscript where arson plays a huge role, FLAME GAME. I couldn't come up with anything that didn't sound like someone having an affair.
Are there words that catch your attention?
I think for me they might be DEATH, MURDER, LIES
or, since I've published three books: RED TIDE, MISSINGS, SACRIFICE.
But seriously, are there words in a title that make you look at the description? Does it depend on genre? Curious minds want to know.
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