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    Title Block... HELP!!!!!!

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by RowanRavensong, Apr 16, 2012.

    So I am starting a story about a boy who was from the age of 5 raised as a girl. It follows his struggle through puberty, degradation from fellow students, relationships, and one big high school crush.

    I am at a loss for a title. So I really need help here.
     
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    Are there any motifs throughout your story? Themes? You could incorporate those into the title. Do you have an ending in mind or a "lesson" in mind? Even a (short) quote from the book!

    You could go with something simple, "Struggle," "Help," but that might not catch many people.

    Also, I probably should have said this first, but you don't need a title right off. Finish you story, then draw a name from what you've written. :)

    (You could give it a cool name until then..."Top Secret Project 1A" )

    Hope this helped!
     
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    To Be A Daughter

    Gender Roles: Who Needs 'Em

    Switched

    Thunder Rose

    A Boy and her Mother

    An Experiment of Gender

    Tender Gender

    Princess

    A Feminine Label

    The Boy Who Wasn't Really

    The Girl and the Bullies

    EDIT - ONE MORE!

    Of Guns and Dresses.
     
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    My advice is write the story first, then you can worry about the title. You won't need one until it's ready anyway and by that time you might have come up with something that feels right for the story.
     
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    Ungendered
     
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    Here are some of my examples

    Underneath it all

    sHe

    Raised Beautiful

    feMALE

    born (MC's name)
     
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    Transition
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    I was going to say, just wait until you're done and until then just use some working title.

    Then it occurred to me that "Working Title" could be a good title for that story. It could reflect the identity issues and personal development involved.

    Chiming back in: My two maybe possibly someday-it-could-happen novels both just have working titles. One is Coriolis Effect because the first scene I ever wrote for it involved something going down a drain. The other is Tulips and Butter because, similarly, those two objects were in the first bit that I wrote for it. Those titles will work just fine for me until I someday finish writing the books.
     
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    Never, ever, worry about the title before the story is written, proofread, and polished. Just choose a working title so you remember which story is in which file, and write the story. Odds are, a title will occur to you before you finish the first draft.

    If you know from the beginning what your title will be, fine. But keep an open mind anyway, because an even better title could bubble up into your brain before all is done.
     
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    listen to tesoro and cog... they said what i would have if they hadn't gotten here first...
     

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