1 January 2011

Crowning glory

What do the following have in common: “Gone With The Wind”, “Atlas Shrugged”, “The Silence Of The Lambs” and “Cold Mountain”?

Look closely and you may find that apart from the fact that they are all famous stories, the titles themselves are perfect: apt, elegant, eye-catching and unusual. It is also certain that these unique and highly recognisable titles are never going to grace the cover of any other book again!

A title is the icing on the cake of a composition. An appropriate title is one that hints at the essence of the composition, sets the tone without revealing too much and acts as a hook...

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