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tirusthevirus



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Sooo, I have the same question as DoctorBollocks. Need a good title for my lil' novel. I've been working on it for the last couple of years and am finally nearing completion. I've been tentatively calling it "The Adventures of Tyler and the Pewter Bracelet" until I could come up with something better. Nothing has come up. The novel is a sort of satirical, adult version of the juvenile fantasy novel. It's like the Author Guy meets Harry Potter (not literally). My hero, Tyler, has instead of crazy wizard powers, a sassy, sarcastic, magical talking bracelet named Satan Bracelet. Anyway, I have no trouble coming up with awesome chapter titles but nothing comes to mind for the actual title. I want something that jumps out at you and says "read me, asshole."

Some examples of my chapter titles (by the way, can I just say tits, short for titles?):
Book One: Insert Adventures Here
Chapter 2: Three Strikes, Try Soccer
Chapter 3: BYOB (Bring Your Own Bracelet)
Chapter 5: Baseball Camp is like a Vacuum Cleaner; It Sucks
Chapter 10: Isn't it Bubonic...Don't You Think?
Chapter 11: Et-Cetera-Barry's Parents Must Have Been Hippies
Chapter 14: Beauty is a Beast
Chapter 17: Um...Is That PMS on Your Face?
Book Three: Three Endings Are Two Too Many
Chapter 22: Who Wears Short Shorts?
Chapter 23: Satan (Not Necessarily an Answer to the Question Posed in the Previous Chapter Title)
Chapter 24: A Threesome Does Not a Double Date Make
Appendix B: The Aforementioned Deleted X-Rated Bits
Appendix E: An Excerpt from Life is Like a Hearse; It Drives a Lonely Road, Sometimes Swerving to Avoid Squirrels
Appendix F: Chronicles of the Hoff

Any suggestions welcomed
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tirusthevirus wrote:
I want something that jumps out at you and says "read me, asshole."

How about: Read Me, Asshole!
I don't suppose many publishers would be interested in a book with that title...
Like I said I'm not very creative .
I can only think of lame titles like Tyler's Sassy Bracelet Rolling Eyes or All That and a Bracelet Named Satan
Evil or Very Mad
When I read Ionesco's Rhinoceros in college I thought up the title - Rhino: More Than Just a Virus, but I don't know that it would fit your book. Sorry, your name reminded me.
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When a Good Man Wears Bad Jewelry

Chatterbox Wristlet

Tyler goes Gawdy

The Fabulous Bracelet and an Ordinary Man
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Post Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:34 pm   View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
tirusthevirus



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hey, thanks. that was a quick response.
hm. not sure if any of those work. Read Me, Asshole is a good title. I'd read that. But I'm not sure subject-wise if it fits my book. Razz I don't get the Rhino thing... Confused
When a Good Man Wears Bad Jewelry might work, but Tyler's only 11 years old, and although Satan is sassy and named Satan, he's still on Tyler's side. So doesn't quite work. The Fabulous Bracelet and an Ordinary Man doesn't quite do it for me either.
Thanks for the suggestions, guys! I'll keep thinking about it.
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Well you never mentioned that Tyler was 11. And the chapter titles imply someone a bit more mature.

so how about Just 'Tween Tyler 'n Satan

tells his age, states relationship, hints at secrets
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SATAN'S BITCHIN' BRACELET?

Right, I should probably just go to bed...

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"The Devil Wears Tyler"...
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Re: Same question, different user. Title help?  Reply with quote  

tirusthevirus wrote:
Sooo, I have the same question as DoctorBollocks. Need a good title for my lil' novel. I've been working on it for the last couple of years and am finally nearing completion. I've been tentatively calling it "The Adventures of Tyler and the Pewter Bracelet" until I could come up with something better. Nothing has come up. The novel is a sort of satirical, adult version of the juvenile fantasy novel. It's like the Author Guy meets Harry Potter (not literally). My hero, Tyler, has instead of crazy wizard powers, a sassy, sarcastic, magical talking bracelet named Satan Bracelet. Anyway, I have no trouble coming up with awesome chapter titles but nothing comes to mind for the actual title. I want something that jumps out at you and says "read me, asshole."

Some examples of my chapter titles (by the way, can I just say tits, short for titles?):
Book One: Insert Adventures Here
Chapter 2: Three Strikes, Try Soccer
Chapter 3: BYOB (Bring Your Own Bracelet)
Chapter 5: Baseball Camp is like a Vacuum Cleaner; It Sucks
Chapter 10: Isn't it Bubonic...Don't You Think?
Chapter 11: Et-Cetera-Barry's Parents Must Have Been Hippies
Chapter 14: Beauty is a Beast
Chapter 17: Um...Is That PMS on Your Face?
Book Three: Three Endings Are Two Too Many
Chapter 22: Who Wears Short Shorts?
Chapter 23: Satan (Not Necessarily an Answer to the Question Posed in the Previous Chapter Title)
Chapter 24: A Threesome Does Not a Double Date Make
Appendix B: The Aforementioned Deleted X-Rated Bits
Appendix E: An Excerpt from Life is Like a Hearse; It Drives a Lonely Road, Sometimes Swerving to Avoid Squirrels
Appendix F: Chronicles of the Hoff

Any suggestions welcomed


Why do people want others to title their work? A title should be something personal and meaninful and no one has the right to fuck with that.... unless of course it's your editor and there is some contractual problem with what you have chosen. Then they have the right to fuck with that. LOL!

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tirusthevirus



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it's not that I want others to title it. but helpful suggestions are good. Gives me something to go off of. So, not to worry JBC. No one shall fuck with my work (unless I get it published, in which case my editor may fuck with it).
Anyway. Yah. I forgot to mention Tyler's age. Shocked oops.
Thanks everyone for the more suggestions. I'll have to think about some of those. The Devil Wears Tyler might work, but it's vice versa. Same problem with Satan's Bitchin' Bracelet. could be Satan's a Bitchin' Bracelet.
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Crochet For The New Porn.

Yeah. I would buy that.
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tirusthevirus wrote:
...The Devil Wears Tyler might work, but it's vice versa...


Yeah but you don't get to play off the best-seller that has a similar title and a hit movie to go with it Wink Laughing
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Maybe "The Devil in My Bracelet"?
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Devilish

Tyler's Burden

What Not To Wear

Tyler and the Bracelet of Beelzebub

The Devil on his Wrist
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tirusthevirus



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Crochet For The New Porn.

Yeah. I would buy that.


me too! I'd buy that. doesn't quite fit though. Sorry guys! I ask for suggestions then I turn them all down.

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Yeah but you don't get to play off the best-seller that has a similar title and a hit movie to go with it

true enough leprrkan. I'll have to rewrite the book and make it fit the title.
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tirusthevirus



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I'm starting to think of "The Boy and his Gimcrack." or just "Gimcrack." or maybe "Who You Calling a Gimcrack?" I freaking love that word.
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