I want to share this article for all you writers out there. It is about on how to make a good title on your composition, articles, essays, or even your blogs. This one was shared to me by a teacher and mentor. I’ve added my own opinions, too.
If you want a quality composition or want to make a good blog on the web, then you have to start first with your title because it is the key to invite readers to read your material/s. A catchy title will surely attract viewers or readers. Here are the tips.
1. Be scary-Viewers may want to dig deeper into your writings if you have a title that sounds scary, awful and unrealistic. Examples will be “The End of the World”, “Will Your Prom Night Be Ruined” or “How to Break a Leg”. These titles will surely invite viewers and jumpstart them.
2. List it-Many people will prefer a list format because it is easier and faster to read plus it provides information in smaller but comprehensive pieces. If you want to make a title for your list, make sure it is the general idea of the whole thing such as “10 Cool New Gadgets” or “20 Most Famous Persons in the World”.
3. Bust the myth-If the focus of your story/article is a famous myth or legend, feature and highlight it in your title. Examples are “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” and the famous movie “The Legend of Zorro”.
4. Share Secrets-If your composition or writing is on a “how to”, “why do”, “what is/are”, and other secretive formats, then you can make it as your title. Examples would be “Secrets of Success”, “Secret of the Heavens”, Secrets on How to be Rich”.
5. Play with words-If you want to play and have fun with words, the title is the best part to do it. Readers never fail to notice fun and teasing titles such as “Sox Socked” or “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Elvis”
6. Inform-Titles aren’t only meant to tease or intrigue the readers’ minds; it is also meant to inform. When you have an informative title, make sure that the readers have a clear idea on what you are writing about. That includes the main topic. If you’re writing about the global warming, you can title it as “Bad Effects of Global Warming” or about Broadway music, “The Golden Age of Broadway Musical”.
7. Be original-Do not use the title of the work you are writing about. For example, if you write about a Harry Potter book, don’t use, “J.K. Rowling’s: Deathly Hallows” or “Robert Frost’s: The Silken Tent”. Be creative! You should think of other titles that will convey the essence of your article.
8. Never “sweep”. Never use sweeping titles that generalize a certain topic. Examples of these are “Students Fail English Subject”. This title suggests that all the students failed their English subject. If in truth only a small percentage of students actually passed English, then your title is already wrong and misleading. You can revise this by narrowing and changing the title to: “Majority of Graduating Students Fail English Subject”.
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