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    Discussion in 'Writing Prompts' started by tcol4417, Sep 8, 2009.

    So there are plenty of threads around in General from people needing help coming up with a title, and the responses are generally the same bag of all-sorts answers from "Only You Can Make One Up" to "[garbled latin]"

    The reason so many people like answering those threads is because making up titles is actually really fun, and it's a nice quick creative exercise assuming you've got your head screwed on proper.



    So in this game, one person will post a short description - keep it to about one or two sentences plus genre/adjectives and the next person posts one to three possible titles and then their own story to be named.

    Example:
    Titles:
    A Pinch of Time
    Under Wraps
    Chen & Chevy: The Last Course

    Now for my plot pitch:
    A pair of burnt-out comedians embark on a cross-country pilgrimage looking for inspiration and to rediscover their friendship. Drama, comedy.
     
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    A gang of improbable superheros fights crime through counterproductive means, causing destruction and turmoil. Their arch-nemesis is a short-statured accountant who enjoys wearing dark capes. This strange fascination with capes is, in fact, the only reason that has brought the superheroes to believe he is their arch-nemesis. The accountant is quite oblivious about this arbitrary designation.
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    Inspired by books and blogs on the topic, a young woman sets out to reduce her ecological footprint to a bare minimum while continuing to have friends and nice clothes--just not new ones. Humor, daily life.
     
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    A promising Wall Street attorney building a case against an unscrupulous investment firm finds himeslf framed for the murder of his co-counsel's beautiful wife. He must prove his innocence while avoiding being caught by the police or the real killer. Mystery, suspense.
     
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    Twelve old highschool friends meet for a reunion party after taking their own paths in life for twenty years and experiencing varying degrees of success when a tropical hurricane hits, stranding them and threatening to wipe the island off the map. Disaster, survival, drama, humanist.
     

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