It’s the New Year … and there is no better time than to start a new, critical habit or fine-tune one that you are doing that is essential to author and book success: the ability to create awesome HEADLINES.
Yes, Headlines count … whether it’s the phrase that an On-Air personality uses or something in print … headlines count. The question is: are you using them? Your headline is the first thing anyone sees or hears.
1. Use the “right” words. Does your headline have words that reflect something about “affect” or “pain” or “solution” that the reader will connect with?
2. Keep it short—get to the point quickly—the reader/listener/viewer knows that there is more to follow in the content.
3. Be precise—it you are creating a head scratcher … trash it, it’s the wrong headline.
You can play with headlines at AMInstitute.com (headline analyzer) and gives you an emotional ranking; Portent.com is quirky but fun; (https://www.portent.com/tools/title-maker); or TweakYourBiz.com gives you an emotional ranking (http://tweakyourbiz.com/tools/title-generator/).
~Happy Writing … it will pay off!~
Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and is the Founder of Author U, a membership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 34 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms (ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year), Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and a speaker at publishing conferences. Book #34 was published this summer: The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers. Get your copy.
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