Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Chapter Titles?

Quick question: Are chapter titles for kids' books?

I hope not. I really enjoy coming up with fun little titles, part summary, part in-joke (by "in-joke" I mean to include the reader, of course).

But perhaps a simple number would suffice? And then there are the big sections: parts one, two and three.... (Never any fun titles here for some reason)

Does anyone have an opinion on this?

How do you format your novel? Was it a conscious decision?


maryw said...

Required for comic novels about one-hit wonders. Fun for all comic novels. Appreciated in book I just read, Visit from the Goon Squad.

Alicia Gregoire said...

I think that using titles, numbers, or nothing is a style choice. I say keep them.

For actual formatting, I followed what the formatting your manuscript book told me.