The Answer Is in Your Essay: Creating a Title that Stands Out

Breakout Session


You've had a great idea, written your initial draft, received feedback, made revisions, and now you can’t wait to submit your polished gem of an essay to your favorite journal. You need a title. Even if the editor, agent, or advisor later changes it for publication, you need a title. Writing and titling require two different kinds of thinking, but you can master both. In this session, I’ll offer clear steps to creating an essay title that is fresh; gets attention; captures your work; and makes you feel confident. You can apply these steps each time you sit down to create a title.x]

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  • Kristen Paulson-Nguyen

    Kristen Paulson-Nguyen is Hippocampus Writing Life Editor. Through Title Doctor, she has titled The Writer Magazine's 2021 contest-winning essay, as well as 11 works of fiction, nonfiction, memoir and an MFA thesis project. Kristen has taught classes on the micro-flash form and the memoir proposal. Her latest essay “Skating Through...