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Road Trip Wednesday #67: Picking Titles

Welcome to our 67th Road Trip Wednesday!

Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

We'd love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link in the comments - or, if you prefer, you can include your answer in the comments.










This Week's Topic:
How do you pick your titles?

Kirsten:“I've always thought the term wanderlust was mildly icky, what with all the lust ..."

Michelle: “I’ve got to have one or it’s like I’ve got no guide..."

Kate: [insert hair pulling and screams]

Leila: "... filling pages and pages with crossed out scribbleful maybe titles..."









Road Trip Song of the Week:
Title and Registration" by Death Cab for Cutie

Next week’s topic:
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Kody Keplilnger

Kody is the NYT bestselling author of The DUFF, Shut Out, and A Midsummer's Nightmare, all from Little Brown/Poppy, as well as Lying Out Loud, Run, and the middle grade novel The Swift Boys and Me, from Scholastic. Born and raised in Kentucky, she now lives in NYC.

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24 comments:

  1. Here's my (tongue-in-cheek) answer:

    http://thewordsonpaper.blogspot.com/2011/02/getting-title-right-8-step-plan.html

    Can't wait to read everyone else's!

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  2. Damn - already blogged today. Oh, well. I might use this topic on Friday anyway! Kthnxbai!

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  3. Here's my answer: http://bit.ly/eLW4Nd

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  4. Here's mine (and I hope others are more creative than I am!)

    http://meredith4.blogspot.com/2011/02/titles-titles-everywhere.html

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  5. here's mine

    http://katherinescott.blogspot.com

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  6. I want to play! I'll have to start next week though. I've spent too much time today NOT working.

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  7. Here's me!

    http://glissadesandgabble.blogspot.com

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  8. Titles are my weakness. My novel's been without one for a very, very long time. One of these days I'll think of something I actually like! Until then, it shall remain EPIC NOVEL.doc on my laptop.

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  9. http://wolfinthefable.blogspot.com/2011/02/rtw-titillating-titles-and-toast.html

    I ended up writing about toast for some reason. Hmmmmm.

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  10. Why are titles so hard to choose?! Here's my post:

    www.amongdahlias.wordpress.com

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  11. I had a bunch of titles! http://kara-mustafa.blogspot.com/2011/02/rtw-whats-in-title.html

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  12. Great topic! Here are mine :) http://www.nikkikatz.com/?p=830

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  13. Whoa, it's Wednesday already! Here's mine: http://afoolsgoldenparadise.blogspot.com/2011/02/rtw-titles.html

    Maybe I'm weird in that titles aren't particularly stressful for me.

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  14. Here's mine: http://bronwynscottmcc.blogspot.com/2011/02/returning-with-ya-highway-road-trip.html

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  15. I don't really pick titles but... http://writerschasm.blogspot.com/2011/02/rtw-picking-titles.html

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  16. I love RTWs! Here's mine:

    http://nerdgirlreadsandwrites.blogspot.com/2011/02/rtw-title-stuff.html

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  17. Soooo late, but you guys MUST forgive us. Pam had surgery today, but we still had to join in the road trip fun :)
    Here is ours:

    http://seepamwrite.blogspot.com/2011/02/whats-in-title.html

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  18. I blogged about title choosing earlier this month:

    http://lorarpfictionblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/whats-in-name-choosing-your-books-title.html

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  19. What an amazing topic! LOVE IT!

    http://alisonmiller20.blogspot.com/2011/02/name-that-book.html

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  20. Here's mine! http://iamwriterhearmeroar.blogspot.com/2011/02/title-goes-here-rtw.html

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  21. I get my titles from phrases in my chapters.

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  22. Here's mine!
    http://kathybradey.blogspot.com/2011/02/road-trip-wednesday-titles.html

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  23. It's two days late, but I participated: http://celisedowns.com/blog/2011/02/18/rtw-more-like-friday-56-title-goes-here/

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