How to Title Your Next Novel


What patterns, dreams, and desires lie hidden within the ostensible hook of a novel’s title?

Dustin Illingworth, for Lit Hub, explores the keys to a successful book title after considering, among others, The Sun Also Rises. They include not using the word “Trimalchio,” and raiding better sources, primary among them the Bible.

Kyle Williams is a student at Brooklyn College, studying creative writing and literature. You can find more from him on Tumblr at, but don't feel like you have to. More from this author →