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  1. GrittyWriter

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    Better Titles?

    Discussion in 'Novels' started by GrittyWriter, Apr 23, 2021.

    Which do you think is a better title for another novel I am working on?

    The Men Riots
    The Man Riots

    I used to call the novel Men as it about Men and how they are perceived as aliens.
     
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    Is "riots" a noun or a verb?
     
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    I like the second one. Sounds interesting!
     
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    More of a verb.
     
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    I also realize that I think it should be more of a noun as I don't want it be an activity.
     
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    The Men Riots sounds like riots (noun) in which the participants are men. The Man Riots sounds like a single guy is rioting (verb).
     
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    Well I got that title idea that it's the women rioting against the men so I called it The Man Riots. But thinking about it now, I think it should be The Woman Riots. (noun)
     
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    These both have the same problem. Riots can be interpreted as a verb, which creates a ridiculous image—a single person can't riot. Maybe try something like The Gender Riots. No, riots still sounds like a verb.

    Well, just use a working title until the writing suggests a better one. The title is usually one of the last things I come up with (a good title I mean).
     
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    The male melee
     
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    Had a mind glitch on that: saw "melee" and read "mélange" which reminded me of a dish called Vegetable Mélange and summoned up a mental image of males being sautéed in a frying pan with just a touch of olive oil.
     
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    This is getting very close to Pussy Riot which is the name of a band in Russia well known for their music and activism.
     
  12. GrittyWriter

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    I have heard of them.
     
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    :superlaugh::superlaugh::superlaugh: I am such a gloop. It just now occurred to me what kind of pussy is being referred to here: been thinking kitty cats for years. Just put me down as a crazy cat lady.
     
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    Shouldn't it be "The Men Riot" then?
     
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    What is the book about?
     
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    It's about a woman who has to seek a better life after some riots happen in her city of Amsterdam.
     
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    I think The Man Melee is a great title instead of The Men Riot.
     
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    Oh, I was thinking of changing it to something like 'Toxic Emasculinity' but that totally misses the theme.

    I'd still probably pick a different title like 'Life on Mars' or 'Going Dutch' but I probably overthink these things.
     
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