Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Request (That Will Go Largely Ignored)

I'm thinking about participating in National Novel Writing Month this year.
I have an overall plot (sort of), and a lot of particular scenes worked out, but the one thing I'm totally lacking is a title.
So I'm asking for some help with that.
I'm looking for something with a hard-boiled detective/crime noir feel.
The story is about my character Fontaine, an amoral, irredeemable thief and mercenary living in the future.
Fontaine's "world" is intended to be a blend of genres: crime fiction, action thriller, science fiction (with some comic book-y elements), etc.
The story will be largely character-driven, but in terms of the overall plot, Fontaine has something the government wants but can't just outright take (though they do try), so they're using her personal relationships - such as they are - against her to try to get it.
Vague, I know, but...
If it'll help, I have an unfinished Fontaine story (which I thought about retooling/rewriting for NaNoWriMo, but decided against it) that's titled "A Hard Rain."
That's the sort of thing I'm looking for in a title.
So leave your suggestions in the Comments.
(I know that, unless you're Scott or Stacy, you won't, but it's worth a shot...)
Oh, and if I do participate this year - I'm only about 90% sure that I'm going to - this blog will probably go silent for even longer stretches of time, but I'm sure the world will keep turning in its course.
I'm also not sure how/if I'll share what I write yet, but I'll keep you posted.

5 comments:

Merlin T Wizard said...

Fallen Allies

The Dark/Deadly Cohort

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People - Oops, already taken.

The Broken Deal

Material of Interest

Invisible Tears

Escape in the Shadows

A Darker Tomorrow

The Faithless

That's all I got for now.

lbugsh2 said...

Nikki Heat =)

Stacy

How to get a child to sleep

Or I could come up with some random psychology term although that will not do you any good since lately my blog reading hasnt been much.

That being said WRITE IT then let me read it.

Graham said...

In honor of this weeks episode of the Venture Bros I would have suggested "The Rainbow Road To Valhalla"

Heimdall said...

Wouldn't have really fit with the story, but it would have been awesome anyway.

Graham said...

I found it humorous because it fits in well with the whole Norse mythology thing you've got going on with your blog and your computer names and at the same time it sounds like a polar opposite.