Book Title Worksheet

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A book never seems quite concrete until it has a title. Download this worksheet to help you brainstorm some ideas.

If you’re working on a series, this worksheet can become a valuable reference for generating further titles, so keep it safe!

Ideas to Find a Book Title

A title serves as more than just a convenience. It can also:

  1. Hint at the book’s plot. (A Series of Unfortunate Events; Things Fall Apart; Death in Venice; Looking for Alaska)
  2. Tie together or bring to light themes that are central to the book. (Pride and Prejudice; War and Peace; The Bell Jar; Gone With the Wind)
  3. Give the reader a sense of the book’s genre. (Cotillion; The Silmarillion; The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
  4. Indicate the central character or group of characters. (The Great Gatsby; The Handmaid’s Tale; Dombey and Son; Ulysses, Frankenstein)
  5. Indicate the story’s setting or milieu. (The Two Towers; Pompeii; 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; Memoirs of a Geisha)
  6. Allude to a key text. (His Dark Materials; For Whom the Bell Tolls; Stranger in a Strange Land)
  7. Pique the reader’s curiosity. (The Body in the Library; If on a winter’s night a traveller; The Neverending Story)

Sub-titles are also a valuable opportunity to provide more information about a story, especially its genre. For example:

  1. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
  2. She: A History of Adventure
  3. The Monk: A Romance
  4. Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy’s Progress
  5. The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer

Download This Writing Worksheet (PDF)

P.S. If you are in need of more titular titillation for sci-fi, steampunk or regency, my genre mindmaps can help.

P.P.S. Need help with character names? Here’s a worksheet for that.


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