I spent most of yesterday writing and typing up a short story for my OCA exercise re, marrying 2 notebook ideas together. I’m not gunna publish it on my blog as I think it might be good enough to send somewhere for a short story comp. it’s really annoying that these competitions request that your story cannot have appeared anywhere else *pout* 😦

Anyway, so I have a completed short story….now, a title lol.

I never start with a title, I always write the story and then when it’s finished I think about what to call it. Most of the stories I’ve written don’t ever have titles (do you think they mind? Lol), but I like to ‘name’ those that get typed up πŸ™‚

I have pages and pages of title ideas in my notebooks. I tend to find them everywhere. Something that I overheard someone say, the chapter heading in a book (non fiction), the title of a piece of art, 2 or 3 words from a poem or quote…..I have hundreds lol. So when it comes to naming a piece, I go back through my lists and pick something appropriate. Unfortunately, sometimes I come unstuck lol…. My last Nano novel was/is called Deliberate Act which I thought suited it perfectly. But then hubby pointed out to me that there is a film called that……oh dear, will need to rethink that one then 😦

Yesterday’s prompt, the one about nearing midnight inspired the story of a woman waiting for a phone call. Her son is on a life support machine, but, how should she feel about that when he’s a rapist and murderer? Lol….. I really will write something happy one day, I promise πŸ˜‰

Today’s prompt is write about a summer garden

I’m really proud of myself that I’ve kept to my ‘goal’ of writing everyday πŸ™‚

Tonight I’m going to see Lesley Pearse give a talk. I’ve never read anything of hers, but I’m always interested to hear what an author has to say πŸ™‚

2 thoughts on “Titles

  1. I have to start doing that! I never have title ideas at all. None of my work is titled. The only two titles I have don’t have novels to go with them. I must start gathering titles like you do.

    Well done for sticking to writing every day. I’d love to read some of your work!


    • I love coming up with names and titles πŸ™‚ It’s always handy to have them in your notebook, especially names πŸ˜‰

      Thanks hon πŸ™‚ There are a couple of bits on my other Blog (link to the right) The View Inside, but I don’t post much as if you want to submit it to a magazine or something they insist it hasn’t been published anywhere else(inc online on your own blog) 😦



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