Coming up with chapter titles is something I always look forward to. Unfortunately, they don’t always come so easily. So, instead of wasting time and thinking of one, I just continued writing the chapter and decided that backtracking and naming the title afterwards is fine, too. I have three more unnamed chapters to go. 🙂
Some authors simply number the chapters. I noticed that chapter titles are often used in middle-grade novels and I did so in my fantasy novel, Moonstruck. Giving each chapter a specific name can help children to make predictions, make connections, and even assist them in staying focused.
I noticed that chapter titles can also raise interest and intrigue. Readers may wonder, “Hey! What’s the meaning behind this chapter title? I’m going to read and find out.” I like my chapter titles quirky, promising, exciting, and rewarding. I also love punchlines.
Today’s word count is 1,969 words. Yay! 🙂
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Monique L. Desir was born and raised in Florida. She's an educator who hasn’t quite figured out how to escape the Sunshine State and is surviving and thriving within its alligator-infested clutches with her husband and three sons. The daughter of West Indian parents (Haitian father, Jamaican mother), she loves learning about different cultures, languages and people. She binge-watches forensic television shows and Soca dances until she glows! Why? So she can have seconds on cake! Her stories have been published in FIYAH Literary Magazine, Nightlight Podcast, Colorism Essays and Poems anthology Volume 2, and Rivière Blanche's 2019 Dimension Uchronie short story anthology, and forthcoming in The Dread Machine. Find her on Twitter @moniquedesir.
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