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Coming up with Titles for Stories
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How do you guys do it? What process do you go through?
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| November 22, 2014, 4:22 pm
Well I think about what is going to happen then I write it down. *shrugs*.
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| November 22, 2014, 6:18 pm
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Quoting Blizzard The Vengeful Ice
Well I try to add a literal element to it so like in spirit of tyranny it involves a tyrannical great spirit robot.


Is that what you did for "Light and Dark"?
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| November 23, 2014, 8:35 pm
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Quoting Toa Trexal
I like to think of the elements of the story, and then think of a name that hints at some the key elements.


Thanks for the tip.
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| November 25, 2014, 9:02 pm
I think of something Awesome to happen that I think is Epic! but others...well...then I write. I like making it all fit perfectly! I try to think of the best words to use, the best! So thats why my Stories are Awesome. :D(I know I already did this but...I thought up of something better.)
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| November 25, 2014, 10:34 pm
i say just say what the story is in the title e.g. tales of the toa sphereri is about stories of the toa sphereri. the starkiller chronicles are chronicles of starkillers life etc
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| November 27, 2014, 11:29 am
Quoting Caleb Miranda
Well I think about what is going to happen then I write it down. *shrugs*.

and think of something epic.
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| December 3, 2014, 4:58 pm
My titles are akin to what Caleb M. described, only subtler.
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| March 7, 2015, 10:34 pm
I normally base my stories off their titles. For example, if I decided to have the title of some story be 'dragon fighters', then I make my story be about dragon fighters. (I know what you are thinking, 'of course a story called dragon fighters would be about dragon fighters!') Sometimes I title my story based off of the first or last few sentences of the story.
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| March 17, 2015, 1:15 pm
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Great advice guys.
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| July 24, 2015, 10:50 pm
Quoting Andrew31kbrick193 ///
How do you guys do it? What process do you go through?

I come up with it last; understanding what the narrative is in its entirity before thinking of a title, as if you change your mind about where a story is going then the title looses its signifcance. I also try to have something short and jarring, so it's easily spotted. I also try to keep fantasy names out of the title, as it is kind of an offputting thing. The advice above is also pretty good, though I don't know about creating the story around the title, as opposed to the other way around.
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| July 26, 2015, 11:26 am
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Quoting Wertman 8
I come up with it last; understanding what the narrative is in its entirity before thinking of a title, as if you change your mind about where a story is going then the title looses its signifcance. I also try to have something short and jarring, so it's easily spotted. I also try to keep fantasy names out of the title, as it is kind of an offputting thing. The advice above is also pretty good, though I don't know about creating the story around the title, as opposed to the other way around.


Thanks Wertman. I have seen your Contender's story, so it's really good to hear advice from you.
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| July 26, 2015, 8:17 pm
Quoting Andrew31kbrick193 ///

Thanks Wertman. I have seen your Contender's story, so it's really good to hear advice from you.

That's my pleasure Andrew, though yeah, for the most part it's up to you and what you think is most appropriate, and it's best not to develop a formula, and instead approach each story differently.
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| July 27, 2015, 8:43 am
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Quoting Wertman 8
That's my pleasure Andrew, though yeah, for the most part it's up to you and what you think is most appropriate, and it's best not to develop a formula, and instead approach each story differently.


Ah, got it.
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| July 29, 2015, 1:58 pm
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