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The Kickoff

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NaNoWriMo preparation month is officially here, and I need help. I can't really decide what to title my Novel. So, I created a little poll. Keep in mind, the contents of the book will in no way be affected by the title choice. I just have a bunch of ideas, and I am crap at narrowing them down. So, please help, and pick what you think would be the best one. Or, if you have a suggestion of an even better title, post it in the 'Other' box. As with all of my posts, comments are greatly appreciated. Also, please get your friends to vote, too. The more opinions I get, the better I can understand my audience.

Poll #581616 NaNoWriMo Novel Title

What should the title be?

Slave Boy in Lust
That was Odd...
Dear God, why is this happening to Me?
I was an Innocent Bystander
Nuances of Speculative Writing
I just realised I have to write Fifty-Thousand Words in a month, and I can't even come up with a decent title.


  • Good luuuuck!!! I had trouble choosing which title. . . but I figured I was an Innocent Bystander was one of the most intriguing, since it has me wanting to know why and what happened! That was Odd... has me wondering the same things though, so. . . *shrugs* Heehee.
  • Organization/Prep

    is the key...I had an employee who I found out did this a couple of years back and he *would have* completed the project had he been more organized and prepared. He was too self critical and it stopped him in his tracks!
    You'll do it, dude, try not to get too unsettled about it/hard on self because it'll just throw you off.
    Yes, outline chapters beforehand, and whatever else is helpful.
    Remember, too, that it doesn't matter how good/bad it is.
    Think of it as *frothing at the word*
    Your friends are there for ya, sure! (said in Irish accent)
  • Does the title have to come first? Whatever you decide on just stick with it and it will be wonderful. I feel blessed to have so many new and interesting things to read coming up.
    • No, the title doesn't have to come first. I just had these prospective titles in my mind, and wanted to know what people thought was the best. Anyway, I would love to know your opinion on the titles...
      • I selected "That was Odd..." but I also like "I was an Innocent Bystander and "Nuances of Speculative Writing". Really, I think they all are good and you should keep them in reserve for future stories. (Okay, maybe I'm not to wild about "Dear God, why is this happening to Me?" but that's because I think it's a futile question. You, though, could turn it into something funny I'm sure.)

  • I choose "I was an Innocent Bystander." It has the right drop, making me want to read the book, while opening up for a wide range of things to happen. "Slave Boy in Lust" sounds too tacky, "That was Odd" seems a bit too random, an utterance. Ditto for "Dear God, why is this happening to Me," although that one is more advanced. "Nuances of Speculative Writing" doesn't sound like the title of a story, but rather like the title of a professors work. "Mousepad" is decent, but "I was an Innocent Bystander" scores the highest.

    *deep breath*
  • my concise 2 cents worth

    SLAVE BOY IN LUST sounds trite, like a cheezy pulp novel

    THAT WAS ODD sounds like an essay (or a BLOG! heh heh)

    DEAR GOD WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME too long, and it sounds whiney!

    I WAS AN INNOCENT BYSTANDER good, makes me wonder what you were a bystander of? but sounds less victimy/whiney than DEAR GOD WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME

    NUANCES OF SPECULATIVE WRITING sounds like the title of some notes from a creative writing class

    I just realised I have to write Fifty-Thousand Words in a month, and I can't even come up with a decent title.- it's too long and even though it says it like it is, it doesn't beg me to read- it says too much

    MOUSEPAD- I like the sound of it, makes me wonder what it is about the mouse pad, is it a messy house? does it suggest the story teller feels like the pad that the mouse is constantly cruising over w/o actually being SEEN or noticed? but in the end, I'm not convinced it is the best choice for a title of a longer work of fiction.

    I threw in WHEN GOD THROWS STONES, but it sounds now like an epic work of Christian Fiction- probably not what you are going for.

    hope my critical analysis was helpful.

    -your long lost auntie

  • Mousepad. It's just cool like that. And then you can draw all these really strange analogys or whatever I'm trying to say. Woot.
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