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Offline stigger88

Need a Title!
« on: June 23, 2019, 04:27:57 PM »
Going to be publishing a book, which is really just a short story, like 2K words.  But I just can't think of a title for it.  I know what I'd call it if it were just a short story, but it seems like the title to it if it's actually coming out as a book should be a little different/more grabbing?

any suggestions?

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Re: Need a Title!
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2019, 04:34:47 PM »
Are you really asking us for title suggestions without giving any hint of what the story is about? :o
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Offline stigger88

Re: Need a Title!
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2019, 05:06:04 PM »
Are you really asking us for title suggestions without giving any hint of what the story is about? :o

haha sorry, i guess it was more of a general question about the short story-->book title and if they should be the same

but the story is about a dude who goes out and kills monsters, and he kills a bunch, then goes to an abandoned inn to sleep, then in the morning he gets woken up by something, he goes to the door and there's 100's of different monsters there, and they come at him, and he wrecks face!

Offline Neveesandeh

Re: Need a Title!
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2019, 05:59:40 PM »
Going to be publishing a book, which is really just a short story, like 2K words.  But I just can't think of a title for it.  I know what I'd call it if it were just a short story, but it seems like the title to it if it's actually coming out as a book should be a little different/more grabbing?

any suggestions?

What was the short story name you were thinking of?

Offline Bender

Re: Need a Title!
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2019, 06:57:06 PM »
Monster Hunter

Yeah, I'm that creative!  :P
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Offline stigger88

Re: Need a Title!
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2019, 07:30:39 PM »
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What was the short story name you were thinking of?

I was going to call the story "Monsters at the door"
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Re: Need a Title!
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2019, 07:35:47 PM »
That's actually a good title, but from your description I thought that the monsters at the door was the end of the story - you don't want your title to be a spoiler, do you?
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Re: Need a Title!
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2019, 08:00:31 PM »
That's actually a good title, but from your description I thought that the monsters at the door was the end of the story - you don't want your title to be a spoiler, do you?

Yeah, that's pretty much the end of the story, or 3/5 of the way thru.  Which is why I was having a little bit of difficulty.  I mean, after he wakes up and goes out the door, there's some dialog and killing and stuff that happens after he goes outside.
................

the hunter does have this thing where he has a notebook he writes all of his kills.  What if I called the book "The Monster Notebook"?

I kind of like that.

what do you guys think of it for a book title?


Offline isos81

Re: Need a Title!
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2019, 09:34:58 PM »
What about Hunter's Notebook?
Kallor shrugged. 'I've walked this land when the T'lan Imass were but children. I've commanded armies a hundred thousand strong. I've spread the fire of my wrath across entire continents, and sat alone upon tall thrones. Do you grasp the meaning of this?'

'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

Offline stigger88

Re: Need a Title!
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2019, 01:01:42 AM »
What about Hunter's Notebook?
I like it!

Offline S. K. Inkslinger

Re: Need a Title!
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2019, 05:51:53 AM »
If you want something closer to the gory side, I could recommend "The Black Blood Butcher" (or any color the monster's blood are, non specifically) Or maybe just The Black Butcher.

Offline Bender

Re: Need a Title!
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2019, 06:54:48 PM »
Death at the Door
Doomsdoor!
Knock Knock!
The Dawn, The Door, The Destiny
Morning Monsters
Dawn Demons
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Offline JRTroughton

Re: Need a Title!
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2019, 07:15:47 PM »
The Incredibly Preposterous Adventures of Arnold Chuzzlkingwittingfton, Monster Slayer Extraordinaire.