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    Book Title Game

    Discussion in 'Writing Prompts' started by Spherical Time, Oct 7, 2006.

    Taken from another website that I regularly participate in. Kudos to Eireann for originally writing the rules, and Writer@Large for modifying them. It's not as bad as it sounds, once you're into it. -ST

    1. The OP will have the title of a book, with the author tacked on.

    2. The next post will have the title of a different book, but with at least one word in common with the title of the book in the previous post.

    3. Only words from book titles are allowed to make the connection, not words from the names of the authors. For instance, Dude, Where's My Country by Michael Moore could lead to Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton, where "Country" is the connecting link. But you cannot make a connection between authors, such as linking Michael Moore to Alan Moore.

    4. You cannot use articles such as a, an, and the, to make a connection.

    5. You can make a connection between a simple word and the same word appearing in a compound word (such as "high" and "highbrow").

    6. You can make a connection between a simple word and a complex word by either adding or dropping a prefix or suffix (such as "hand" and "handed.") It is also acceptable to change the form of a word to create an adverbial/adjective form (such as "heavy" and "heavily"), or to alter number or tense (such as "man" and "men.")

    7. You cannot make a connection between a simple word and a longer word that superficially contains the simple word ("man" and "manditory" would not be permitted).

    8. You cannot make a connection between two words that are spelled the same but have unrelated meanings ("lead" as in the opposite of follow, and "lead" as in the metal would not be permitted).

    The next post will contain the first title and author. In order to avoid confusion, it would be best to keep the book title and author in the same order, and to somehow set off the title by italics or underline [the acceptable way to offset book titles in both APA and MLA manuscript styles).

    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Addendum #1: Books can be fiction or nonfiction, and of novel, novella, or novelette length. Short stories, flash-fiction, or other shorrt-form writings don't count.

    Addendum #2: Novelizations of films or television shows don't count; novels that were later made into films are fine. So I, Robot by Issac Asimov is acceptable, but Alien: Ressurrection by A.C. Crispen would not.

    Addendum #3: The same poster cannot make back to back posts, unless one of them is just a commentary, but you can't make back to back entries to the game itself.

    Addendum #4: For simplicity's sake, comic books are out, as are trade paperback comic collections. Original graphic novel works are fair game.
     
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    Oops, I should start off, shouldn't I:

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    Ouch, apparently I can't explain very well, even when stealing from someone else.

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    No, no, you're supposed to use a word in the title to build a link. So from my post, you could have used world, route or cruising, just like I used "route" to build a link. So, from "Half-Blood Prince" I would use half to build:


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    That was a good book, one of her best, I think.

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    (lol indeed and I'm shocked, you didn't make it a link lol)


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    Sorry about that, I was a little tired so I skipped it, but if you want, it's here. And yeah, that was fine. However, the only other book with "wild" that I can think of is a title that you've already used, but by another author.

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    (lol well I supposse if you were tired you should be forgiven, and thanks, that one does seem interesting)

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    I didn't "get it" until I looked at the date of the last post on the thread. I didn't even realize this was such an old thread... I found it in the little "similar threads" list at the bottom of one of the game threads.
     
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    ROFL. I'm sorry, that really was too rich...
     

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