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It's June already! Where did May go?

Rules; 5 to 10 new titles that don't go to anything are listed. Match whatever genre you feel the title would fit, or even a one sentence synopsis if you'd like. Then go back to your own journal, list your own made up titles, and pass it on (if that's how you roll).
    1. Gutters of the Silver City

    2. Jabber Wock

    3. I'm in Love with Thomas Colt

    4. Twenty-five Towers

    5. Snow of Leaves

    6. I'm Not Crazy (I Just Live Here)

    7. Lesser God of the South Borough

    8. Maxinne Marvelous' Madness (and other More Murderous Mumblings)

    9. The Swamp Witch's Hut

    10. Inside the Golden Egg
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Well, I missed out on being about to use a First of May joke, so I guess I'll just throw out some titles instead.

Rules; 5 to 10 new titles that don't go to anything are listed. Match whatever genre you feel the title would fit, or even a one sentence synopsis if you'd like. Then go back to your own journal, list your own made up titles, and pass it on (if that's how you roll).

1. Brownie Points

2. Sift

3. Fire at Winter's Dawn

4. The World in a Room

5. Mirror Ripple

6. Seventh Lance

7. Dead Surfing

8. Arrow into the Ocean

9. The People v Demonic Holdings Inc.

10. The Third Sock
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It's that time of the month again, where I spout titles and you fit it into a genre. Hurray!

Rules; 5 to 10 new titles that don't go to anything are listed. Match whatever genre you feel the title would fit, even a one sentence synopsis if you'd like. Then go back to your own journal, list your own titles, and pass it on (if that's how you roll).

1. Caught Between 20 Seconds

2. Kissing During the Fall

3. Lu La Lay

4. Pixie Cut

5. Dancing Between Raindrops

6. The Butterfly Revolt

7. Taking Myself Hostage

8. Faceless Masks

9. Blue Sky Void

10. Moments Between Moments
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Let's try getting back into the swing of writing things, eh? That MLP post took me three days (of admitedly start and stop going) to finish, and just makes me want a webcam that much more.

Anyway, a new month's upon us, so let's imagine some books that don't exist, shall we? If you don't know the rules:

Here are 5 to 10 new titles that don't go to anything. List whatever genre you feel the title would fit, even a one sentence synopsis if you'd like. Go back to your own journal, list your own titles, and pass it on (if that's how you roll).

1. The Fibonacci Breakdown

2. Stutter/Skip

3. Blind in One Eye

4. Lions in the Birdcage

5. The Day I Traded My Soul For a Cupcake

6. Seven Ate Nine

7. Glass Foot

8. You Want Mr. Gregor

9. My Birthday's On Feb 29th

10. Dex Wexell and the Ballerina Tutu Wager
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A little later posting this than I planned, but still the title goodness has come.

Rulings; 5 to 10 new titles that don't go to anything. List whatever genre you feel the title would fit, even a one sentence synopsis if you'd like. Go back to your own journal, list your titles, and pass it on (if that's how you roll).

1. Corpse Frost

2. Eighth Thrown Stone

3. Louis Vuitton Killed My Husband

4. London Influenced

5. Treehouse in the Desert

6. Silverlust

7. The Tide is With Us

8. I Had Hoped, Never Again

9. On the Nineth Day She Wept

10. Always a Bride, Never the Bridesmaid
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First one of the year! I'm planning on doing one of these once a month, just to keep the process going. They're fairly simple to come up with, but it's still a creative endeavor, so I'd just as well like to keep it up. Even if I'm not writing something more substancive, this little bit keeps the whole thing flowing.

Same as before, 5 to 10 new titles that don't go to anything. List whatever genre you feel the title would fit, even a one sentence synopsis if you'd like. Go back to your own journal, list your titles, and pass it on (if that's how you roll).

1. Magpie's Collection

2. Lord of Day

3. If Boredom Can Kill, I Must Be Immortal

4. Broken Flight

5. Your Shallow Complexity

6. Angel With the Voice of an Devil

7. Long Yawn Shawn

8. Hollow Run

9. Shy High Girl

10. Fallen From Below
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There's a lot of different styles of coming about when writing a story. Some people like to plan everything out, some just worldbuild and go use that as a base, and some just make something up and see where it goes. All, and many others, are just as good as anything else. When people say that "that" is not the way to do something, it's always seems a bit stupid because just because one technique doesn't seem right to you, doesn't mean the end product isn't right itself. Yes, some things should be known afterwards, and consistancy is always appreciated, but some things shouldn't be torn down just because you don't agree.

What that has to do with making up titles I have no idea.

Did you catch my first meme (which is totally awesome and you should totally pass around yourself)? Sometimes, for S&Gs, I'll just take my notebook and write down titles. To what? Not a damn thing, but it's fun and gets the creative juices going. They're just titles I think are fun. [personal profile] limiinal, looks at it sideways, thought the first one was a Rorschach, and made up the genres associated with the titles, sometimes with a little idea of what the story itself is about. It was awesome, and so born the Rorschach Title Meme, basing the book entirely on its cover (title).

And it's interesting what happens when you do that. From the first one grew Scarred, based almost entirely from just seeing the title and figuring out a genre and basic story pitch. Limiinal herself had an idea based from one of the inkblots, the title of which she is more than welcome to. And it made me think.

How many writers out start entirely with the title? From what I've seen, coming up with a good title is usually excruciating, and even should you find one that feels good there's no guarantee that the publisher will approve it (I've no idea what it was originally, but it was the publishing house that started Twilight on it's themed names), so it seems like a crapshoot anyway. But still, to have no idea whatsoever, and then just looking at a title comes a flood of ideas.

I want to try it sometime. I mean, I already am with Scarred, but I didn't realize that until later. And it seems to be a full lenght story. But it's something to think about for a short story experiment later, just having a title and nothing else, and seeing what comes from it. No background, no real world building, just whatever one uses to write with and your off.

What I like about this meme, notwithstanding that I helped originate it, is how different, and sometimes the same, people see the titles. Some saw similar themes from the title, and labeled it such a genre. And others were total curveballs, having almost no crossing pattern at all. But it says something about just what the title can say and do for a reader (and the writer for that matter). Judging a book by its cover assumes it's there physically in front of you. But how often have you tried to recommend a book to a friend and gotten no further than the title before, "eh, it doesn't really sound like someting I'm interested in"?

Sometimes the title is a plot point, or something in the book/world. Sometimes it's a reference to something in the book, maybe something actually said or just the theme of/from the story. Sometimes it makes no real sense at all, and it itself is reverse engineered to fit the book somehow. Sometimes it just makes for a good marquee in bright lights. But what that title is does say something about the story itself, whether you want it too or not. And I happen to like finding out what some titles mean.
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The return of a meme I created I was told to turn into a meme! Hurray! If you missed the last one,

Here's the downlow. There are 5 to 10 random title names I just made up. Your part is to come up with the genre you think that book title. Then, should you choose to continue it, copy and paste this part to your journal and make up your own titles. Wash, rinse, repeat. Have fun!

1. A Good Yarn

2. King Dragon

3. And Together We Perish

4. Twelve Points North

5. Child's Child

6. Crack Shatter Smash

7. One Soul, Spice to Taste

8. Genre World

9. Devil's Proposal

10. Crowded in Solitude

11. Hide Me From Myself
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Hey, that could be a title.

I just spent the better part of an hour staring blankly at a Word doc, trying to make words appear without my doing anything. My trials have bore no fruit, but I shall continue unhindered.

What I did come up with, however, are several titles of stories. Stories of what, I couldn't tell you. That's all that appeared, and really I don't need to focus too much energy on any of these. The names were just fun to come up with. Ironically enough, however, I still can't come up with something that sounds good for the ever labelled Noir story.

- A Disaster of Moments
- FollowThrough
- Fatal Mortality
- Volume of Elements
- Silent as Thunder
- The Infinity Cannon
- King of Second Firsts
- Scarred
- Demon From Heaven
followed of course by
- Angel From Hell
- Reverse
- Never'd


Some seem interesting, some I'm really tempted by, and then there are the ones that I feel nothing for. Those are my favorites, because they want nothing from me.

*Edit*: [livejournal.com profile] limiinal had the most excellent idea of viewing this as a Rorschach test, which lends itself ideally into a new meme. SO; have you're own go at it. Based just on the titles, what genre or basic idea do you see each title bearing? Write it next the title, then tag someone else. Feel free to add new titles should you come up with one.
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For those who don't maybe know, I start a lot of projects; stupidly, because there are many beyond what I can actually focus on at one time. Part of this is because my mind wanders (with tracking chip installed) often and comes up with ideas that are interesting. But because of over work, I have a pretty good collection of story titles, some in use, others needing to be started... and then those that I don't even have anything for, just a title.

So, because I feel like doing more than just letting the 30DoW meme do all the work here, I'm going to list (because lists are fun) those that I have. Enjoy.

- The Blackberry Wall
- Tigress
(alt. Tai-lan, the Tiger Princess)
- In the Wake of Kings
- Amery Lampkin, the Not-Captain
- Lightning's Child
- Little Red Riding Wolf
- Trader Wood
- Kareen
- Lord Crow
- Search of the Silence
- A Noir Story
(working title)
- Pearl Moon
- Whisper
- Stormblades
- The Smoke Dancer
- Psycho, My Own
- Gothic Cross
- T.R.O. (Technotronic Rock Operatic)
- Network
- The Three Little Pimps
(eh, why not, I'll list it)
-
eeh, there's anther dozen or so titles, but they're from stories that are so old it dips back into when I tried my hand at fanfiction

Yeesh, writing all those out makes it look like I have no drive. And it's not that (I swear), I'd just rather get something down on paper/drive and let it sit instead of letting it fester in my head while I try to work on something else. It helps, sorta, that not all those are whole books, most of what's in the middle are short stories meant to go together in a collection; then again, Tigress and Amery were among that collection, and they went through a creative mitosis of their own to become larger than their part. Bastards.

If anyone has any questions about any of these, let me know.

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