title to a work is like a house's portal; It should invite you to go in
"A good title should be like a good metaphor. It should intrigue without being too baffling or too obvious."
Walker Percy "The title to a work of writing is like a house's front porch.... It should invite you to come on in." Angela Giles Klocke "In conversation you can use timing, a look, an inflection. But on the page all you have is commas, dashes, the amount of syllables in a word. When I write, I read everything out loud to get the right rhythm." Fran Lebowitz "Read, read, read. Read everything- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write." William Faulkner "The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book." Samuel Johnson
"Omit needless words. Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts."
--William Strunk, Jr. More at: http://www.bethanyroberts.com/writing_quotes.htm