Six Ways To Come Up With Good Chapter Titles

So, I’ve been getting a lot of writing done lately. Churned out two more Stormrider chapters in two weeks, and am nearly done with a third. Today, I was thinking of chapter titles. I’m generally lazy about making them, resembling brief description rather than witty title. I feel they should be given more than just a passing descriptor. PekoeBlaze has some really good suggestions for coming up with fun and relevant chapter titles. If you’re like me, you’ll find this post extremely helpful.

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Well, since I seem to be writing an episodic novel/novella at the moment (it’s called “Liminal Rites”and it can be found here – it’s also updated every night at 22:30 GMT) – I thought that I’d write an article about coming up with good chapter titles. The art of writing chapter titles seems to be going into decline slightly these days and many novels (or at least the ones I’ve read) just have chapter numbers and nothing else. Still, I feel that well-written chapter titles can really add a lot to a story for several reasons.

Firstly, it provides your readers an overview of the story as a whole. Secondly, there are a lot of fun things you can do with chapter titles (more on that later). Thirdly, it will help you – as a writer- to geek out about your story and, finally, it can make your readers more…

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