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Q&A Changing a story's title to hint at story's meaning

I wrote a short story here http://zecountess.deviantart.com/art/Mirrors-440990952 whose ending explains everything that is narrated before. The feedback I got from my readers is varied, and none o...

0 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Kuchiki Byakuya‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Too Long for Title/Subtitle?

I was considering naming my book "Cherry on Top." However, because this may be hard to search for on Google, I was going to add a subtitle. Perhaps make the full title/subtitle "Cherry on Top: Not ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by AddalynnMoore‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Wording of comparing X vs Y and X vs Z but not X vs Y vs Z

As per the title I compared my system against two other systems separately but I'm worried about it coming across as that it was a three way comparison. Neither of the below titles convey what I w...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Colin747‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Should quotation marks for titles of short works be included as part of link text?

In a hypertext document, when the title of a short work (which is enclosed in quotation marks) is a link should the quotation marks be included as part of the link text? Do common style guides gene...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Paul A. Clayton‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Hyphen or en-dash

What is the correct dash usage when naming a title? I have an essay with the title: The success factors for successful e-commerce - A Linux-based e-commerce platform from an economic perspecti...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by nicoX‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to come up with a good title?

I'm done with my first novel, and I'm about to start writing to agents/publishers. The only detail I don't have yet is a good title! I have a couple of ideas but both suck. I had the illusion that...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by ggambett‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is this essay title critical?

I'm currently writing a critical essay, arguing individualism, narcissism and collectivism within an online society. However I feel that the title I've come of up with for this essay just isn't cr...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by Phil Hudson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Which words should not be capitalized in Title Case?

I would need a list of all words that are not capitalized in English titles. I would also like to make sure if it's true, that all first and last words of a title are capitalized no matter what. ...

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by gligoran‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's the most marketable title?

I am writing a novel about someone being chased by the Russian Mafia. A hitman is sent to save her and that's where the books takes off. I have way too many titles floating in my brain - three to...

4 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Megan‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Verb tense for technical document titles

I'm writing a technical manual about creating database systems, and wondered what is the best verb tense for title names. My ideas are: Continuous (-ing) form: (e.g. "Creating a Cluster", "Creat...

3 answers  ·  posted 12y ago by Adam Matan‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Do I need to change the title of my book because it is similar to the Transformers Universe?

I used the name Primus and Primes for my book and these are from the transformers universe. My concept is totally different. Is this a copyright infringement? I introduced a secret society named ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Niranjan Mahajan‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Using quote as title - disadvantages

There are multiple examples of works of fiction using for their title a quote from another famous work: Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls and more. The ad...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Galastel‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I finish my stories although I have both ideas and titles for them?

Almost every day I come up with new titles and rough ideas for new books to write. I e-mail them to myself, happy and longing to write them down. I have published two books, and I know I can write....

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by K.A.‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Reusing story title as chapter title

I've come up with a good title for my story, but it would also work really well as the title for the first chapter. However, I wonder whether it's at all advisable to do that. Do other stories do t...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Llewellyn‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Name of a subsection and its parent section clash

I write a mathematical research monograph. It has a section named "Partially ordered categories". The first subsection (with the most basic properties of partially ordered categories) of this sect...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by porton‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Will the word "seek" be associated with the word "sick" if it is present in the title of my book?

I'm planning to title a book "Taiwan Seek." The book is about starting a classified ads website in Taiwan. So I thought about short words that are related to classified ads: want, seek, looking fo...

3 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Alexandro Chen‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A System for Coming up With a Good Title

I have come up with a way to make it easier for myself and others to come up with titles. I am in need of advice to tell me whether or not if it is a good system for coming up with a title for a sc...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Galactic5‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does the word "Its" get a capital in The Economist Style title case?

I need some help on the topic of title case following the Economist Style Guide. Does the possessive pronoun "its" get a capital in Economist style title case or not. There was a recent headline ...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by John‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Should I put colons with second-level titles?

I'm writing a documentation for an eGovernment project, so the document I'm writing is a scientific document. It contains some big ideas, each having some subideas, with each subidea having a numbe...

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Tamer Shlash‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can we use a title that alludes the opposite of what we're arguing for?

Let's say you decide to claim that time is absolute and not relative as Einstein said. Can you still use a title like "Einstein's time", "Relativity of time", "The geometry of time", "Time dilatati...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by deliguy‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why are one-word titles so dominant in books, film, and games?

Something I talk about with friends when planning and sharing our projects &amp; media we like is titles - and specifically my disdain for one-word titles. They seem to be more than dominant in mul...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Swanijam‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Using a prominent phrase from the title of a film in the body of an article, essay or paper, without referencing the title

I'll start with a clear example. You are writing an essay about the film The Wizard of Oz. Following the rules of titles, you put the film title in italics whenever you use it. But then you use t...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Kat‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it the right call to title my romance a 'legend'?

I am writing a book and I plan to call it "Legend of (name of the protagonist)". But I'm writing in first person (protagonist). Searching the meaning of the word "legend" in google I get: "a tradit...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Vinicius Morais‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it confusing to name a chapter after a non-POV character?

I've got another chapter title question. In the first chapter of my story, a significant secondary character is introduced, and I think it makes sense to use the character's name as the chapter ti...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Llewellyn‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I use a TV sitcom name as part of my book title

I would like to use the title of a TV sitcom in the title of my book. How do I find out if this is without legal ramifications?

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Gloria McCarthy‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is a tag line useful on a cover?

I am playing around with cover art ideas and have some that are quite interesting. I have added a brief tag line, not quite a subtitle, to the cover to indicate the genre. Frankly, the artistic pho...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Rasdashan‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Shortening a title without changing its meaning

Essentially, I want to change: Managing a lot of people is a very difficult problem to: Lot of people, difficult problem I understand that when you shorten a title, it will become more vagu...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by tefisjb‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Would publishers accept a title which includes the F-word?

I have a title for a novel, however, it would lose its zeitgeist if I couldn't include the F-word. I can't go in to details without giving away the title. Would this limit the potential audience ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Pixelomo‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Reversing title and subtitle in foreign edition

I am publishing a book with an American publisher. My contract allows me to make a separate contract with one particular foreign publisher for a translation in his language. That foreign publisher ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by emeritusprof‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to search for titles of novels that are or begin with a word or phrase previously used as the title of many nonfictional works?

Say I have a possible title for a novel I am writing, and it's a word or phrase that has been used in the title of quite a large number of nonfictional works, sometimes as the whole of the title. B...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by edd‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the correct way to print song lyrics on a gravestone?

I need to know the correct way to quote a song lyric on a stone that is to be placed in a memorial garden. The first part of the song is in quotation because that's the way it's written in the ac...

0 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Marla‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A “ The doctor spirit 'Dr. Tom' ” - possible book title? [closed]

I have written a book about a medical doctor who died. This doctor's spirit however comes back and takes control of normal, random people to continue his medical profession. Hence, the spirit is a ...

0 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by johann_ka‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is putting Heaven in my book title a bad idea if the book isn't religious?

I have a really good title for this book, but I'm scared it implies the book is religious when it's really not. The title is "The Only Way To Heaven Is Up." It mostly focuses on people overcoming t...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Lunar Eclyptica‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Use of "salesy" secondary titles on Amazon

I was looking at the sales rankings on Amazon today with my publisher and he pointed out that all of the self-published best sellers have a short title then a semi-colon followed by a pitch line (s...

0 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Brereton‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Naming a book in a language different from where it would be published: is it good?

The book is being written in Portuguese, would it be bad if the name is in English? The name is just "The Awakening". I prefer the title in English because it sounds better than in Portuguese ("O...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Yuuza‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Should I ever repeat the affiliation of a person?

I have not been able to find an existing question similar to mine, but apologies if I've missed one. I write an academic dissertation where I mention a lot of people. The first time someone is men...

0 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by rigor‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are headlines about lists superior in print as they are in web content?

A common tactic for capturing attention is using a headline N something for something For example on Copyblogger some headlines: 10 Sure-Fire Headline Formulas That Work The 5 Things Every...

0 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Ryan‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it a bad idea to use a culture-specific word in the title of a story?

I wrote a short story long ago called The End of the World. I thought the title was too common so I renamed it to The Kid with the Gigaku Mask and the End of the World. But then, I found that title...

0 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Alexandro Chen‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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