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Need a name for my book...


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I'm writing a book about a 29 year old man who's wife died in a car accident, and he travels around the world looking for closure.

Need names for my book and any ideas are accepted. Thanks :)
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"Moving on.... and on..... and on...."

Catcher in the Rye.

 

Looking to say good bye

Looking for good bye

 

Check out the Nanowrimo Adopt a Title thread(: here are some of the titles from the first page of it that I think might fit..

Taking Good Mourning

Mourning Love (Good Mourning, Love)

The Dead Still Speak

Memory Lies

That Day

First Love

Heaven Can Wait Never mind. It's a movie. Twice.D:

Where We've/I've/You've Never Been

You Can Let Go

Foundation of Goodbyes

Postcards in the Wind

Seems to me it would depend greatly on the details of the story.

For example, I think a story in which the couple had an ideal and transformative romance would have a different title than one in which they were distant and fighting before her death and now he's consumed with guilt.

Although, now that I consider some of the titles suggested, "Memory Lies" might be appropriate for both of those scenarios.

I don't know that I like the idea of giving someone title ideas for a book.  If you can write the book, surely you can come up with a title?

I'd been pondering this all morning.  And then I read LP's response and it reminded me of something...

No matter what title YOU come up with, there's a really good chance your publisher will change it anyway.  I don't know how many books I've read where that comes out in the acknowledgements or on the author's website. 

Other than that, kudos!  And good luck with your book :)

Original Post by Cantcry_:

I'm writing a book about a 29 year old man who's wife died in a car accident, and he travels around the world looking for closure.

Need names for my book and any ideas are accepted. Thanks :)

Love lies bleeding at the door.

Green eyeglasses and pearls

The coffee is always on.

Wednesday, Thursday Friday.

Original Post by santonacci:

Seems to me it would depend greatly on the details of the story.

For example, I think a story in which the couple had an ideal and transformative romance would have a different title than one in which they were distant and fighting before her death and now he's consumed with guilt.

Although, now that I consider some of the titles suggested, "Memory Lies" might be appropriate for both of those scenarios.

This.

Honestly, I wouldn't trust naming a book that I wrote to strangers who haven't read it.  You know the details best, you know what kind of story you're trying to tell... that should affect your choice of a name.  We know nothing about the characters, situation (other than what you've said), challenges, outcomes, etc.  The title is going to have to speak to people and get them interested enough to pick up the book and look at the dust jacket to see what it's about.  Besides, you don't want to end up with a romance novel title on a psychological thriller, or vice versa.

Also, Heaven Can Wait is a movieTwice. ;)

Original Post by lilsammi23:

Also, Heaven Can Wait is a movieTwice. ;)

Pfft.

Original Post by hollygarnet:

Original Post by lilsammi23:

Also, Heaven Can Wait is a movieTwice. ;)

Pfft.

Just teasing.  Meant no offense.  I'm a bit of a film nerd. :)

Original Post by lilsammi23:

Just teasing.  Meant no offense.  I'm a bit of a film nerd. :)


Yes, and that's a bit of an understatement;)

LolXD.

Single ticket

Mourning glory

Epilogue

I'm writing a mystery, giving no details here.

Let's discuss contract agreement and I'll help with the title. Have you finished the story? Sometimes easier to put a title to the story when the story is finished. Good luck with your book.

Don't cry

Escape from Surrealville.

"In the Darkness This Bird Sings"

"I've Been Dreaming of You"

Lyrics from "The Mountain" by Mason Jennings

 

 

No Escape from Reality

 

 

How many countries does he visit? maybe tie that in the title... (let's call it 15)

15 Countries, 1 Man

15 Countries, 1 Broken Heart

15 Countries, 1 Lost Soul

 

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