For chapter titles I like the referential sort.
How can something so simple-looking be so difficult? The title may only be a few words, but it’s very important, especially if it’s to be memorable and eye-catching. A book could go through several titles before the final one is chosen. How do we choose our titles?
Things that I think are important in a chapter/story/novel title: double-meanings, turns of phrase, foreshadowing, and (if at all possible) a pun. For example, one chapter in In Siege of Daylight is called Storms and Wards. The title is literal, in that there is a storm involved, and magic (wards). But there’s a bit of double meaning here, because there’s also a bit of conversation about conflict and politics, and the conversation is between a Master Bard and our hero, an Apprentice Bard (his ward…
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