I have written a piece stemming from an idea about a particular process that leads to the attainment of magical abilities. The working title was written for the small, 250 word, treatise that I used to get my thoughts on the subject codified before starting the narrative. Now with the finished piece in the 1600 word range the title doesn't work particularly well and in fact I'm not sure if the treatise itself has has a role in the overall piece or not. My question is what aspects of the story, if any, have the greatest bearing on changing the title to something that encompasses the finished tale as a whole?
What is it about? What will entice a reader to read it without deceiving them about the content? Is there a sentence in the text that will intrigue? What is your message?
Is any one of these the title?