Use a non-title tag that's specific to their question.
Which we should all endeavor to do anyway.
In an ideal world, every question would have applicable non-title tags, and then there would be no difficulty.
If I were to ask a question about Book X by Author Y, I may not be able to create tags book-x or author-y. But I can still tag the question with something appropriate to the specific question -- be it historical-context, or reading-order, or sexuality, or why-did-the-author-not-use-my-awesome-idea. Every question is about something, and so ideally, there should be an appropriate tag.
And as for adding title-tags -- there would be no difficulty; other users would easily add them in.
Unfortunately, our tagging system and taxonomy are still in their infancy. I don't think we've established many clear, distinct classes of questions; even if we have some (or soon shall), a new user may have some degree of trouble finding those and figuring out how to tag their question. And the abundance of title- and author-tags muddies the water -- first by making it much less necessary for regular users to develop non-title tags, and second by bloating the tag list, so that many of our top tags are titles and authors.
Nonetheless, this is the system we have, and this is the best answer we can provide at this stage. Every question must be tagged with something; the user will need to find something appropriate. We all need to be aware of this, and make sure we don't "settle" for using only title-tags and author-tags, and put in effort to develop our taxonomy.