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Sun, 4th Aug '02, 2:44am
Well, there's this store who's putting up a short story contest. The winner gets a nice computer, and the age is from 5-13. My dad told me about it, and it looks pretty good, and I just happen to have the support of my family to do a short story. I'd hate to turn them down, and since I am the least bit confident in my writing, I need a title. I spin my ideas around titles, but since I'm terrible at making titles, it's hard for me to get ideas.
So I'm asking my SP friends if they could come up with any interesting titles for a SHORT STORY.
Thank you. :)
Sun, 4th Aug '02, 8:33am
It would be useful to know what the story is about first
Sun, 4th Aug '02, 6:26pm
That's the problem. I spin my stories around titles, and without a title, I'm basically hopeless. I just need a random title, because I'm really bad at making titles.
EDIT: Random, what you think would make a good story title.
[ August 04, 2002, 18:27: Message edited by: S Goddess ]
Sun, 4th Aug '02, 7:21pm
Bonds of hope
The Blade of Power
Corruption of the holy
Sun, 4th Aug '02, 7:49pm
Shralp goes to Hollywood
Sun, 4th Aug '02, 8:25pm
I won a competition with that title :roll:
Sun, 4th Aug '02, 9:52pm
Shralp goes to Hollywood That's THE title :p Sir Yerril thanks for giving me a good laugh :D :rolleyes: ;)
Sun, 4th Aug '02, 11:45pm
If the story was. . .
-Dunes/Plains/Sands of (your fantasy world)
-The Wizard and the Knight
-Death of a (whatever)
Okay, those titles suck. At least come up something, at least a genre, to make a title around.
[ August 04, 2002, 23:45: Message edited by: C'Jakob ]
Tue, 6th Aug '02, 2:34pm
Put the name of the star of you're book.
Sword of doom.
The tower of doom.
The peasent rebel!
A shaterred kigndom.
Tue, 6th Aug '02, 2:38pm
Denial of Spell-check.
The spelling error.
Where have all the paragraphs gone?
Scourge of the Past/Present tense.
Refer to above post to obtain some relevance...
Tue, 6th Aug '02, 6:30pm
Shura, Shura, you bring tears to my eyes :)
Tue, 6th Aug '02, 7:11pm
Padine, no offense meant, short stories are not books. I am sending this to a contest, not a publisher.
And thanks for everyone's title offers. For short stories I go for real life-ish events, since fantasy I get all screwed up with subplots.
Tue, 6th Aug '02, 8:57pm
Fri, 9th Aug '02, 11:27am
Fri, 9th Aug '02, 2:28pm
Noble, I like *that* title. :rolling: :grin:
Sun, 11th Aug '02, 8:21pm
The clock that didn't tick
The Long way home
The dead of an artist
A mistake of one hour
Things like that...
Mon, 12th Aug '02, 12:53am
I'll rephrase after some thought.
The Goddess of Shadows
It has more energy and thrill in it. Perhaps even easier to build a story upon. Well yes I am nitpicking. :)
Mon, 12th Aug '02, 1:18am
Ok, thanks you people. Enough titles... Too many of them make it even harder for me. :)
I'll see if I can post my short story on here.
Mon, 12th Aug '02, 12:48pm
For future reference, if you write a story first, usually somewhere in the writing of that story you will realize an appropriate title. Basing a story off a title may seem the easiest way to do it, but is probably more of a headace because you limit your story to what you've titled it.
Good luck with it.
Mon, 12th Aug '02, 1:27pm
Big B, that's why I was not asking for titles in the past. When writing a short story, there is only one plot. One title to describe the plot. That's why I'm asking. :)
Mon, 12th Aug '02, 3:58pm
One title to rule them all and one title to bind them?
Thu, 22nd Aug '02, 4:37pm
:flaming: Checked out the short story contest from my friend. It HAS to start as "If I were..." and maximum a hundred words. :flaming: Screw, I'm not entering that stupid contest.
Thu, 22nd Aug '02, 7:25pm
"If I Were A Goddess You Would Beg For Me"
Thu, 22nd Aug '02, 9:56pm
I forgot to mention that if I submit my story, I lose copyright and they can publish it if they want! I mean, what's the point of writing if you lose your copyright on what you write?!
Fri, 30th Aug '02, 1:47am
a hundred words! Thats it? Damn! That sucks! What can some one write in a hundred words?
If i were the president, i would make this world a better place by making everybody love each other and there would be no arguments ever again. Food would be plentifyl and water will be fresh. The cities, towns and villages will be clean and we will have no further use for weaponary unless man-kind's existence is threatened should aliens come. Hopefully they will be friendly and we can all live together in harmony. We could trade and maybe even create a new race with each other! Maybe thats how we can ensure our survival.
Now that was a 95 word story ... IT SUCKS! Unless anyone else thinks so? :p I made it from the top of my head trying to write in a younger style then i would normally write...