Choosing a good title for my books is one of the most difficult parts of being an author for me. Like with the Twilight Saga, I never would have thought to choose titles that were did nothing to describe my book like Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, or Breaking Dawn. I’m not saying they aren’t good titles, because they are very good. But I’m just curious how one can pick a keyword from their book that is hardly used at all and use it as their title.
I’m trying to find a title for another YA western, formerly called ‘The Kidd’. But since my latest book, Me and Billy the Kid, is so similar in name, I need a new one. I’m thinking something along the lines of ‘The Alias of a Child’, but I’m just not sure.
So how do you decide on a title for your masterpieces? Do you try to avoid clichés? How many titles do you go through before settling on the right one?