The Pain of Titling

The characters have been crafted
Plots have been planned
Beginning birthed
And ending etched in your mind
Twists are tempered
Turns are touched upon
Blurbs are blurted out
Every piece plucked from the ether
Save for one
That will make the package whole
Nothing works
Everything is lame
The one born yesterday
Has been tossed by morning’s light
Tears are being shed
With every attempt a failure
That plunges your soul
Further into darkness
Why is it so hard
To make a proper title?

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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11 Responses to The Pain of Titling

  1. L. Marie says:

    Well done!
    Yep! Titles are so hard to come up with. I remember the days my team spent brainstorming titles back when I worked for a book packager. Agonizing!


  2. I loved this, Charles. So true.


  3. Titles are astonishingly difficult things to come up with. And there are reasons why the decision is taken out of author hands by standard publishing contracts. I’ve found over the years that titles I quite like are often nixed by publisher marketing departments, who have their own ideas.


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