Do you sometimes find it hard to think of a title of a chapter or novel?

Philippines
March 30, 2009 10:05pm CST
I sometimes find myself writing fanfics, poems, and others. But sometimes, I can't seem to have a good title for the unfinished masterpiece. It is weird that sometimes you havew written a lot but, you don't even have a single title in mind. What about you? Are you having a hard time thinking of a title for your poems, novels, fanfics and all?
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
1 Apr 09
Well, I am not a writer but I can share my experience with you about reading. When I read novels or stories, I don't read their title and when people ask me if I read that book or story, I would no, I haven't. Later on if they would start telling me the story, I get to know that I read that paricular book or story but I don't want me to become a fool in front of them, so, I keep quite!
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• Philippines
1 Apr 09
May I ask why don't you read the title?
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
2 Apr 09
There is a reason behind it. When i was a child, my father had a magazine shop. There I used to read all the magazines which used to sell. Imagine, reading 50 stories every month and that too in a matter of one week. Seven stories in a day, so, I used to be in a hurry alwasy. So, never had time to read the title! LOL
@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
31 Mar 09
Titles seem to be the hardest to come up with. Sometimes I just leave them with out titles.
• Philippines
1 Apr 09
Ooohhh. Yah, it is really hard to think of titles. Hehehe.
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@iamsolucky (1242)
• Philippines
31 Mar 09
I found myself looking for the contents of the poem or novel. If its about the poem i like to use the lines that i love and that readers can see it while reading the poem. About the novel i use title where its based on how story goes, like friendship and undying love.I find a hard time writing novel and poems now though because i am so busy with work and mylot hehehehe. Just go on and compose poems and novels if that is your talent, go and make your dreams come true. happy mylotting and smile always.
• Philippines
1 Apr 09
Hehehe. Thanks for the reply. ^_^
@malsun (1528)
• United States
31 Mar 09
Right now I have such a big writer's block that I can think of a title for a chapter or novel but am not able to write or form the starting line. And so I am stuck. That is because I havent really written for a long time. Writing comments on such sites doesnt really keep you in the habit of writing. I am seriouly considering starting a blog and writing regularly. Blogs seem to be the in-thing!
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• Philippines
31 Mar 09
Hehehe. That would be a good practice.
• Hong Kong
31 Mar 09
It's really hard to find a title sometimes..... usually I will find the most interesting part of my creation to be the title, and narrow the topics that could become the title. It is useful to find out if there is a message you want to deliver in your creation and that helps in getting a title. I seldom create a very attractive title.
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• Philippines
31 Mar 09
The good thing is you can create attractive titles. Hehehe. Well, I don't.
• Indonesia
31 Mar 09
Yes i have sometimes have same problem. We often hesitate to set up a title option writing. I am sure all ever feel like that. Title is very important like gate of a house.
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• Philippines
31 Mar 09
'Title is very important like gate of a house. ' That is very true. ^_^
@MZKUMA (705)
• United States
31 Mar 09
Yes I have run into the same. As long as the story keeps coming along I kep typing/writing. The title will eventually come to you as the story comes together. For me, the title first can cause me early writers block.
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• Philippines
31 Mar 09
I do sometimes have those writers block moments. Hehehe.
@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
31 Mar 09
For books, not usually, but chapters yes. This is mostly a recent development, as I didn't have a habit of titling chapters for most of my works...but lately it's something I've picked up, along with book page layout experimenting. It's fun, but sometimes, for the life of me, I can't think up a name for a chapter. Usually I have to stop writing for awhile and come back to it a few days later and try again.
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• Philippines
31 Mar 09
Hahaha! Cool! Do you sometimes find it hard to think of an original title?
@ktosea (2025)
• China
31 Mar 09
yeah,it's always hard to think of a good title of a chapter or novel,they said there is only one title the best for a article or novel,that's why it's hard to find one.
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• Philippines
31 Mar 09
True. But I have another question. Do you believe that what title you have thought someone has already wrote it or something?