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The Songwriter's Idea Book by Sheila Davis

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STRATEGY EIGHTEENThe Question Title and Question Plot as Framing Devices

Questions and Answers

Second only to the word sex as an attention-getting device, comes the question. From my morning New York Times, here are a few of the questions that caught my eye: “Enjoy faraway places?”; “Is Time the most radioactive magazine in America?”; “Stumped? Call 1-900-994-Clue”; “What's Doing in San Francisco?”; “Want help in choosing the right camp for your child?”

Questions, of course, serve equally well to catch the ear. Questions make for strong opening lines, strong song titles, and they can supply a strong framing device for your plot.

Some Question Titles
Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? How Am I Supposed to Live Without You?
Is That All There Is?
What ...

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