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I hope this is a good place for this if it's not then feel free to smack me for it (or just delete it and tell me where to post it :D)

I have the hardest time coming up with titles for my stories. Is it just me? It seems like everywhere I look people have catchy titles that make me want to read their work. My titles end up being cliche no matter how hard I try to think of something original and eye catching.

Which brings me to why I created this thread...I need help! I have a story that I'm currently working on that needs a title so I'm going to post a short synopsis here and if anyone has any ideas feel free to shout them out.

Premise of the Story: An eighteen year old guy, just out of high school, lives with his mom who's a druggie. In short, she runs up a big tab with her dealer and then he takes the kid in to his boss to see if they can make a deal for him to work off her debt. Oh and it's not his choice because if it was up to him he'd let his mom wallow in her own crap so he's a bit pissed about the whole thing as you can imagine. So the boss gives him a choice, he can run drugs or do Gay for Pay porn to pay off her debt since it's one of his side businesses. The kid's not gay and he doesn't end up falling in love with any guys. This is not a romance story! It's more humorous as the guy bumbles his way through figuring out how to have sex with guys even though he's not attracted to them and the situations that come up because of doing gay porn...you get the picture.

Okay so who has an idea for a title? I will do anything if someone can just give me a suitable title! So far Magusfang has been helping me but we haven't come up with anything I really like. The closest we've come is The Debt which seems a little vague to me but maybe it's good?

Any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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I think we ALL struggle with titles. They're second only to writing summaries for me.

I really like Melrick's suggestion, but then again, I love word play like that. The only thing I could come up with is "My Life as a Porn Star" which is regrettably awful and typical of my inability to write titles.

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I like Melrick's suggestion also but wonder how many people would make the connection...

I think we ALL struggle with titles. They're second only to writing summaries for me.

I really like Melrick's suggestion, but then again, I love word play like that. The only thing I could come up with is "My Life as a Porn Star" which is regrettably awful and typical of my inability to write titles.

I've already run through oodles of titles in that vein but was trying for something a little less...um just less I guess LOL

Most of my titles so far sound like bad after school specials like Gay for Pay: How I ended up in the bottom ;) Magus has also come up with some very bad titles along the same lines. My favorite so far is Poking Poopers for Pennies, I'm just not that brave though.

"READ THIS STORY OR I'LL SWALLOW YOUR SOUL"

I may go with this and if I do I will make sure to give you credit JayDee!

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I think I would call it, "The Package Deal," which references the agreement he was forced into as well as calling the male bits "a package," and... and... no? Oh, well... what about...

This one only works if your son character is named Max: "Mad Max: Fury Choad"

Or, how about:

"Not Mother of the Year"

"What I Did on My Summer Vacation"

"How to Succeed in Gay Porn Without Really Trying"

"Rimming for No Fun or Profit"

"I Suck at This"

"The Obligation"

I'll be here all week, folks! Tip your waitress!

Note for concerned observers: I'm not ridiculing people; just trying to come up with a clever line. No offense intended!!

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I'm totally not offended by your suggestions. You have not even scratched the surface of bad taste compared to some of the titles I've kicked around.

The only good thing about not having a title is that I can't post it yet so I've got more chapters written so when I do post it the updates will come faster. That's something at least...right?

:bash: Back to trying to find the perfect title...

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I've about given up on this now my best title so far - excluding The Debt - is...wait for it...drum roll please... How I Got Screwed but Ended Up Doing the Screwing... Huh huh that's great right??

*bows and leaves thread to thunderous applause*

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I'm resurrecting this thread to solicit title ideas for a story I'm working on: A Star Vs. the Forces of Evil fanfic in which Star and Marco make a pact to be each other's wingmen in their efforts to get with Oskar and Jackie, respectively, and they make a four-step plan for doing so. A recurring theme of the story is that Star and Marco value their friendship just as much as they do their nascent romantic relationships.

I've been trying to come up with a title that captures those elements, but no luck so far. Any suggestions?

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to me a story title, just like for a chapter should reflect whats happening, to some degree.

I have a story called "When a heart cracks" because in the story im messing with the MCs heart,

his emotions and just really putting him through hell before things get better.

so the title fits.

I would say maybe a name like ........ debts and sodime ?

you will know the title when you see it.

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"Four Not-So Easy Steps to 'I Love You'"

"Star's Crossed Lovers"

"What are Friends For?"

I hope these ideas help GG, can't wait to read it.

Really missing that Like button right now. "Star's Crossed Lovers" is very clever and seems particularly apt because Star's ex, Tom, plays an important role in the story. Thank you!

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you know, sometimes we come up with the perfect titles for our stories but because we're nervous and scared other people wouldn't think its “catchy” or “inviting” we end up losing the perfect “gem”. I think the best thing to do is first,

Bring out the themes,

what happened at the end

then combine them in a way that they come together smoothly,

you might not think its catchy, but I am sure there are people out there who wouldn't be able to get the title out of thier head after reading it only once.

 

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So I’m working on a short story about a mom who gets tired of her teenage son and daughter’s constant arguing and who figures out that the root of their conflict is unresolved sexual tension. So she resolves it by making them have sex. 

I’m not madly in love with the title ideas I’ve had so far (“Tension,” “Work It Out”), and I’m wondering if any of y’all have other suggestions.

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The Sibling Predicament
A Steamy Solution
Hug It Out
Though I do like “Tension” because it’s nice and simple. So if you don’t really like it you can just use the word, or the word ‘tense’ combined with something else. 

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A Price For Freedom

Terrible Mother Aspiring Teen

Wow!Mom Going For A Twofer

Ruin Your Own Life Mother

Drugs Are Bad But I’d Rather Live

Where The hell Is Child Protective Services

Between Cock And A Hard Place

Hell In A Handbasket

In Times Like These Prison Doesn’t Sound So Bad

Let Freedom Cum

Gay Porn Is Better Than Death

Be A Better Parent Or How I Did Gay Porn To Escape

Ungrateful Bitch

I Suck At This

Cum Doesn’t Taste So Bad

No Cooch For Miles

Good Thing There’s Viagra Cause Y’all Are Ugly As Hell

Pussy Desert : Hell For A Straight Guy

Are You There God? Cause You Fucked Me Over

My Gayporn Escapades

Why Yes Son I Do Suck Dick Better And Here’s Why I Got Plenty Of Practice

Pearldiver At A Sausagefest

Nothing But Sausage As Far As The Eye Can See But All I Want Is Clam

Beggars Can’t Be Choosers

Die Bitch Die Or How I Found The Cheapest Granny Farm To Send You To

Escaping Perdition

Cock Was My Salvation

Perdition or Purgatory

No Officer She OD’ed So It Isn’t Murder

Gay Porn Or Crippling Debt

Its Okay To Let Druggies Drown In Their Self Imposed Misery

The Adventures Of A Self Made Orphan

Blood Is Thicker Than Water But Cum Is Thicker Than Blood

What Do You Mean That Bitch Fell Down The Stairs

Salvation by Vice

Viceful Virtue

The Stairway To Heaven Is Covered In Cum

Apologies to My Ass

Prostate Punching For Punitive Damages Incurred by Inheriting Debt

No Girlfriend For Me Just Ass As Far As I Can See

 

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