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How To Find A Creative And Suitable Title  


Whether it be a webpage, a book, a short story or even business articles- first impressions are often made on the creativity of the titles. And as they say, first impressions are the best impressions.

Whatever you do, please understand that titles hook the reader. If surfing the net, the reader will not waste time on a title that reads Harry Potter but something that says, Harry Potter- the 8th Part! Everyone knows that there is no further sequel so the reader will be intrigued to read on.

Thus stands the creativity of the author in writing titles. Finding a creative and suitable title is pretty much a skill in itself.

Finished with a story and still confused about a suitable heading? This is a very common problem for me. So today I decided to share some tips with you that I prefer using when trapped in such a mess.

Usually, I read my write-up at at least thrice. It acts as a good revision, and along with, some lines or a phrase may strike you as a suitable title.

Be as tangy, wild and imaginative as possible. Go out to a garden, look around…..and who knows? But if yours is a moral article, often age old phrases are best preferred.

If nothing strikes you then too, then it is better to give your brain some rest and leave it alone for a day or two. Read your story again after a day and something is sure to thump you.

It’s often better to take help from friends. They might strike on the magic word you’ve been missing.

Or better, I’ve recently found many a sites for writing prompts which provide you with suitable headings based on which you form a story. I often use Serendipitous Story Title Generator or Title-O-Matic for this purpose

I hope these help! Do share your views and ideas.

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  • The Diary Of A Young Girl -by Anne Frank  

    Anne Frank

    Recently, I read a heartrending novel which has impelled me to write about it. Though it has been a week since I have read it, the novel is intent on not leaving my mind. It has left a deep impression on my heart and soul.

    The book is The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.

    “The Diary of a Young Girl” is a diary written by Anne Frank during the Second World War days. It begins from 14 June, 1942, when she was 13 years old to 1 August, 1944. When she died died in a concentration camp in Germany, Anne Frank was only fifteen. Through her diary, she tells us the problems faced during war; how lives would be anguished and how families would be shattered. The descriptions and emotions are so intense and captivating, written with the touch of an adolescent and teen, that you can ideate her life with your own eyes.

    Anne Frank, though being a Jew, enjoyed a normal life before war, but when Holland was invaded by Germany, the anti-Jewish sentiments and the atrocities faced by the Jews, forced their families to move into hiding.

    Anne and her family moved to Amsterdam in 1933 after the Nazis gained power in Germany, and were trapped by the occupation of the Netherlands when the government began to persecute Jews by the implementation of restrictive and discriminatory laws; mandatory registration and segregation soon followed. As persecutions against the Jewish population increased, the family went into hiding in July 1942 in hidden rooms in her father Otto Frank's office building.

    They left their apartment in secrecy and at their hiding there was another family of the Von Daan, Mr. Deusel a dentist was also later included. Only Kugler, Kleiman, Gies, and Voskuijl were the employees who knew of the people in hiding, and helped them by visiting and bringing occasional presents and other needful.

    All through the diary, Anne expresses her emotions wonderfully- her grief, her occasional bouts of happiness, her helpless struggle to be content, her gratefulness and her love.

    She confides in her dairy as a friend, whom she calls Kitty. She writes letters to Kitty in her diary, telling about the atmosphere at the hiding and her thoughts and emotions.

    In August 1944 their hiding place was discovered by the Gestapo, German Secret Police. All the eight members in the hiding were sent to concentration camps in Germany where all, except Otto Frank, died in the hands of Nazis. Anne Frank died in 1945 when she was only fifteen. Her diary was then circulated by her father.

    The diary is really touching read telling about Anne Frank and her troubled relationship with her mom, her darling father, the slowly improving relationship with sister Margot. The strife they have with other dwellers at the hiding. All the suffering she had to go through, transformed Anne Frank from a young bubbly chattering thirteen year old to a serious, thoughtful and rational minded fifteen year old.

    Her experiences are real life filled with hope and fear. The diary implies a sense of sympathy and is one of the best examples of the troubles during war time.

    The diary, which was given to Anne on her 13th birthday, describes her life from 12 June 1942 until 1 August 1944. It has been translated into many languages, has become one of the world's most widely read books, and has been the basis for several plays and films. Anne Frank has been acknowledged for the quality of her writing, and has become one of the most renowned and most discussed victims of the Holocaust.

    This book is a must read for all mothers, daughters, fathers and brothers. A re-read actaully. I bet a thousand bucks that it will impress one and all who read. It is as inspirational and touching as you can imagine.

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    Some Interesting Quotes  

    Good quotes have always inspired me. Don't they have an enlightening effect on you too?? Quotes always incite you to think and stimulate your brain cells. Often hidden in quotes are inspirational thoughts and ideas, which often motivate one and all to ponder or write.
    So today, I share with you, some inspirational and funny quotes worth reading!
    • No smile is so beautiful as the one that struggles through tears. -- Margaret Fishback Powers
    • I always thought why somebody didn't do anything about that....then I realized, I was SOMEBODY! --Anonymous
    • NOBODY "is" Perfect, and I am NOBODY!
    • When someone throws a stone at you, throw back a flower-- M.K Gandhi..........But remember to throw it along with the pot! - Today's Youth!
    • If you tell a guy that there are 300 billion stars in the universe, he will believe you; but if you tell him the park bench has been painted, he'll have to touch it to be sure!
    • In the new generation, even pizza comes before police.
    • Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. -- Helen Keller
    • The bus stops at a bus station, the trains tops at a train station …..And my desk is a work-station!
    • You are the window through which you must see the world -- Laura Ingalls Wilder
    • Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened. -- Winston Churchill
    • You never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him. -- Lou Holtz
    • There are two types of employees: Those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is much less competition there. -- Indira Gandhi
    • Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. -- Langston Hughes
    • I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can still do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something I can do." -- Edward Everett
    • The only trouble with being punctual is that there is no one to appreciate it!

    Hope you enjoyed reading. Do YOU have any more interesting quotes to share?? I'd love to read more :)

    Book Meme  

    This is my first tag for my blog, The Writing Pages.

    I have been tagged by Zawan  at Zawan's Blog. 

    It is a book meme and I have to answer some questions related to books.

    What was the last book you bought?
    Ummmmm…..I guess it was from the book fair in our city. Yup, it was Angels and Demons LOL! I know I was pretty late but now my Brown collection is complete!

    Name a book you have read MORE than once
    Arabian Nights?? I had this craze of reading short stories over and over again when I was 7 or 8 years old

    Has a book ever fundamentally changed the way you see life? If yes, what was it?
    Nopes…..I don't read such kind of books. Actually, I think those kind of books go above my head but I liked My Experiments With Truth- M.K Gandhi

    How do you choose a book? eg. by cover design and summary, recommendations or reviews
    By recommendations and reviews I suppose. My dad and friends are a great help!

    Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?
    I read mostly fiction and like them loads. I like Medical fiction and science- fiction too.

    What's more important in a novel - beautiful writing or a gripping plot?
    Ummm…..both I guess. A good plot isn't understood until it is beautifully expressed.

    Most loved/memorable character (character/book)
    Harry Potter by J.K Rowling, Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Hercule Poirot by Agatha Christie, Eragon- By Paolini. Even Frank and Joe Hardy- by Franklin W. Dixon.

    Which book or books can be found on your nightstand at the moment?
    I don't have that kind of nightstand. Dad asks me to put books back into the shelf after I've read them!

    What was the last book you've read, and when was it?
    The last book I read was from the school library, Nor M? by Agatha Christie

    Have you ever given up on a book half way in?
    Yep, Pride and Prejudice….I find classics a bit boring, though I've enjoyed reading many too!

    An Inspiring Award  

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Deb, who has given me this very special Arte y Pico Award for my creativity and talent. I'm honored Deb!

    Arte y Pico Award
    :smiling: :proud: :happy:

    (sorry- I can't tell you how I feel actually) :D

    The meaning of Arte y Pico Award is something like: WOW! The best art. Over the top.

    I cannot express my gratitude to you in words, Deb. Deb Gallardo is a wonderful writer with a writing blog that is very inspiring and creative. It's one of the best blogs I've read till date. I'm sure you all would enjoy visiting!

    Thanks a lot Deb. I hope I can keep up the good work and deserve many more such awards.

    Now, I would like to confer this award to some excellent writers. Here they are:

    Joanna Young at Confident Writing
    Susan Johnston at The Urban Muse
    Linda Formichelli at The Renegade Writer Blog
    James at Men With Pens
    Nathan Bransford at Nathan Bransford

    I am sure most of my readers might be regular visitors to these blogs. If not, have a look at them and enjoy reading.