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Updated November 2023

Coming up with a killer title is hard. There’s a lot at stake in a title: It’s your readers’ first impression of your work, and it’s got to be evocative, unique, and precise. The pressure can be overwhelming!

But we at Writer’s Relief have got some great tips to help you come up with a great title for your novel, nonfiction book, short story, or poem. With a little preparation and brainstorming, you’ll come up with the perfect title!Elements Of Great Titles For Books, Stories, Or Poems

Poetic language. Some of the best titles—the ones we remember—use evocative language to make a statement. Sometimes, the language verges on poetic. Consider elusive and somewhat vague titles like: Gone with the Wind; Of Mice and Men; Grapes of Wrath; Snow Falling On Cedars; The Fault in Our Stars.

Action words. Titles that showcase strong verbs leap off the shelves. Things Fall Apart is clear and haunting. Gone Girl is energetic and in-your-face. A Game Of Thrones sets a precedent for tension.

Inherent mystery/conflict. Great titles hint at the story to come. They point to the main conflict: What’s at stake? When a title can concisely encapsulate action, you’ve got a great shot at getting a reader’s attention in just a few words.

Consider Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: It’s a long title, but it’s so good. It suggests an epic battle between powerful archetypes, but it also offers the quiet, quaintly creepy image of a garden at night. The Light in Ruins does something similar.

Character’s names. Often (but not always) titles that make use of character names have an element of mystery attached to them as well. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; The Secret Life of Walter Mitty; The Picture of Dorian Gray; Harry Potter And The [Fill In The Blank Here]. Books with character names can also be whimsical, such as: Where’d You Go, Bernadette?; Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day; Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.

Place names. If your work has a great setting (a setting that has strong branding), you might want to use that to your advantage. The Last Time I Saw Paris showcases the City of Lights with a touch of nostalgia (it also hints at conflict, at something lost and longed-for). Death Comes To Pemberley makes great use of the estate that’s familiar to all readers of Pride and Prejudice, but adds a modern layer of mystery and drama.

Quirky titles. Some titles embody contrasts that make readers say, huh? And, of course, that leads them to read more to find out what’s going on: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance; One of our Thursdays is Missing; Pineapple Grenade; Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

The one-word title. These titles tend to work best with really strong cover art. Here are a few one-word titles: Slammed; Affliction; Stranded, etc.Titles And Book Genre

If you’re writing in a commercial book genre, be sure you have a good understanding of how titles within that particular genre work. And we wouldn’t recommend straying too far away from the conventions of genre book titles; fans of specific genres use titles as a kind of shorthand when they’re deciding what to buy and whether a book will live up to their expectations.

For example: Your thriller might be called Death At First Light. Your romance might be To Kiss A Lady. But you wouldn’t want to switch those titles around.

Title And Copyright Law

As of this writing, authors can’t copyright their titles in America (which is why if you plug certain titles into Amazon, you’ll come up not only with multiple movies but also multiple books of the same title).

That said, we don’t recommend using the same title that someone else has previously used. It makes it more difficult for your book to stand out.

When In Doubt, Get Help

If you’re coming up with a title, ask friends and family for help. Host a brainstorming session. Sometimes, a new perspective is the best way to hit on just the right title for your book.

But remember: If you’re hoping to publish a book with a traditional publisher, there’s some possibility that you might not be able to keep your title anyway. Publishers tend to change them (and, don’t worry, your publisher will fret about the perfect title right along with you).

QUESTION: What’s one of your favorite titles?

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  1. Christine

    When I was little, I used to read the titles of my older brothers’ and sisters’ books in the basement. One that always struck me was The Stars Tonight. It was a book on astronomy, but the title felt almost magical, hinting at dreams and longings and possibilities.

  2. Lorraine Reguly

    The Life and Love of Canadian Poetry: An Interpretative View

  3. Herbert Peters

    Some titles compels us to buy:
    1. I beat cancer
    2. Mind Fantasy and Healing
    3. Drunkard’s Walk.
    4. Moon walking with Einstein. Then ofcourse:
    5. Art of War/LIving/Learning
    6. Psychology of Thinking/Computer programming
    7. Strategic Marketing

  4. Sydney Avey

    I titled my debut novel The Sheep Walker. When it came time for the publisher to design the book cover, that gave her problems. The title is both a metaphor and a reference to a character who plays a major role in my MC’s life, but a minor role in the book. They changed the title to The Sheep Walker’s Daughter and then it was easier to come up with a cover that that didn’t didn’t mislead readers.

    Excellent prompts here. I will keep these in mind for my sequel.

  5. RJ Thesman

    I think I nailed it with my book, “The Unraveling of Reverend G.”

  6. JudgeDeadd

    Try saying your title out loud.
    Some of the most memorable titles are these which sound great when spoken.

  7. Jack Corbin Getz

    In all humility, my book’s title fulfills all the criteria, motivating people to read it:

    Praying When Prayer Doesn’t Work.


  8. SIX

    I believe my book matched the criteria rather well,
    it’s called “The Lumberjack’s Girl”
    while it is a YA, and the main characters are Actors, The main male played a Lumberjack when they first bonded…

  9. Jojo

    Mine is Flight Less Than Seven. What do you think? 😀

  10. Anna

    Jojo that is an awesome title!v

  11. autumn

    My book title is the “tiny surprise, that change my life!”

  12. Rosie

    Is this a good title;
    Stable and Unpredictable ?

  13. Piper

    I need help! My book is about a superhero girl trying to be a normal teenager. It’s a comedy. The main character Toronto Springs can shoot tornadoes out of the palms of her hands. I am stumped! Any help whatsoever would be awesome.
    I was thinking “The life of a teenage ______”
    Thanx! <3

    • Writer's Relief Staff


      Unfortunately, we can’t really help you come up with a title. But best of luck!

    • Harmony

      An idea is “My secret life as a superhero” or put her hero name instead of superhero.

  14. Piper

    Rosie that sounds mysterious. It almost contradicts itself and draws readers in. It’s great!

  15. Tiff

    What about:
    The Secret Life Of A Teenage Superhero
    How To Be Normal By Tornado Springs
    Good luck
    PS You’re better than me – I’m not even close to publishing my book. (How do you make a poetry book sound exciting?!)

  16. Elaina

    I am working on a book and am stuck for a title, I thought about “The Best Worst thing” But found another book of the same name and would like something more unique. Any ideas?

  17. Zayaan Sallie

    How is this: The Golden End/ing

  18. Mint

    Zayaan, that’s pretty cool. How about this: Alone Together in Paper Cups

  19. Isabella

    Mint: I would be reading the back of that book in a flash.
    How about “Clara Can’t Wear Black Slippers”? It has to do with ballet :3

  20. Diana Manley

    “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”.
    I’m a painter so I like unusual visual images.

  21. WolfGirl

    I habe this amazing idea for a fiction book, I haven’t started yet but it is all in my head. It takes place in medieval times. There’s this girl who’s pack (yes she’s a wolf) has been brutally slaughter by …. She is the only one who survived, not that it matters because she is held captive. But the books begins with this girl in wolf form in the woods where she was hunting with her pack 2 years earlier. Then there is this other girl who got lost in the woods, she is of royal blood. She got badly injured and this wolf girl sees her laying against a tree, dyng of her injury. The wolf girl heals her and the other girl wakes up, scared of course. But there is this brief moment where she stared into the wolfs eyes, and she was no longer scared. She reached out to the wolfgirl but she ran away. Then 2 years later when the wolf girl gets captured, she finds out that it was this girls father, the king of a mighty kingdom called …., is the one who slaughter her entire pack. There are many more advemtures to come but I cant describe them all of course. Does any one have any idea for a title?

  22. Dean Holland

    See if you can guess what my book is about by the title!

    ‘The Last Choice’

    Its a bit lame, it’s just a temporary title until I come up with a really good name for it 🙂

  23. krista bailey

    I’m trying to come up with a title for my book. I would like some help. the book is about two transgender teens finding love in a judgemental high school

    • makenzie

      I’m thinking you should do something short and simple, like maybe “Star Crossed” or “Transformed” idk maybe those suck but I think you could come up with a really good one that relates to a strong line in the book!! Best of luck 🙂

  24. Gl'bgolyb

    Krista, something simple like just the word ‘Different’ would sound nice :3

    But that’s just my opinion.

  25. Sophia

    I wrote a short story for my English Folio about a boy and his mother who decide to go to his office building and stand up to him. I called it ‘Don’t Hurt Mummy.’ I don’t know if this is a good enough title, I was just going to call it ‘James’ As that is the boy’s name, but yeah, I don’t really know c’:

  26. Helena

    I’m writing a teen romance. The book is about a boy and a girl, music, finding yourself and betrayal. I really need help to pick the title. This is the options:
    1.) Love at first sight?
    2.) Be yourself. Find yourself
    3.) When you least expect it
    4.) The dust of the starlight
    5.) Bitter sweet symphony
    Which one do you think would be the best? 🙂

  27. Ava Marshall

    I’m writing a story about a a 17 year old girl who runs away and joins a motorcycle gang, it’s a comedy/romance story but I’m completely stuck for a name idea? Any suggestions? Thanks!

  28. puzzled

    I’m writing a book about a girl who has troubled life and wants to run away,her step-dad abuses her and her mum wont leave him but i cant figure out a good name for the book the girl is called Elizabeth so i thought of calling it by her name but I’ve heard of a couple of books with that title could anyone help me please.

    • Kishore Vastani

      “Cosette” means little thing in French. The name given to the girl by Victor Hugo in “Les Miserables.”

  29. Lauryn

    So obviously The life of a Teenage Tornado fits with what you want but how about
    Don’t Be Such a Dust Devil
    I’m a Natural at Disasters
    Multiple Vortex

    For puzzled
    They’re Just Bruises
    Lets Just Leave
    I Can’t Cry

    For Ava Marshall
    Leather Jackets/ Leather Jackets and Lipstick
    Crashing Bad/ Crashing into cars/ Crashing isn’t funny Jackson! (or main characters love interest)
    This is a Helmet

    For Helena
    Between Hard Rock and Love
    Harmony to Solo
    Solo Acapella
    other wise, the dust of the starlight sounds cool

  30. Lauryn

    Krista Bailey-
    Judgment Day
    She and She (Or He and He)
    It’s not my Fault
    A Dick on a Jane
    She’s a boy

  31. webodee

    Wolfgirl: Slave to a Pack of Wolves

  32. Hannah

    Hi, I’m looking for help with a couple of books I’m working on. The first is a sports novel, which I have already titled, “Our Pitcher Has a Ponytail,” but I think it’s tacky. This site has already been a huge help to me in understanding what makes a good title, however! The book is about a girl who joins a boys baseball team, and even though she’s amazing, is hated by all of the team. It’s kind of a weird story, but it’s my first.
    The second is a fast paced adventure, set in many different times and places. The story begins in 1960’s Saskatchewan, and five close knit friends take an unbelievable adventure through the backyard. Yes, the backyard. It sounds funny, but I’m hoping it will be as good as I can imagine it.
    Sorry if I rambled. Thank you in advance to anyone who is willing to give me title tips 🙂

  33. Abby Eccles

    Hey, entering this competition with a story I wrote. It’s about gender segregation and how girls are first class and boys second class. This girl (ebony) runs away, after her mother (the president) evicts all males including her brother from the city. I’m 13 and am stuck for title ideas. Any help?! Any would be appreciated! x

  34. Enrique

    I’m in the process of scripting my debut graphic novel. the novel is a dystopian taking place in a steampunk setting with elements of cyberpunk mashed together. The novel also has elements of fantasy, scifi, romance, horror, thriller, comedy and western. I have a title for it but it’s yet to be confirmed, so I’m using it as a place-holder in case if it doesn’t sound engaging to audiences. It’s called Elfico Rosa but formally, I call it Project: Elfico Rosa.

    What does anyone think?

  35. Crystal

    should i name my book about young spys insane world

  36. Fiona

    I wrote a short story about a teenager volunteering afterschool to help some of the senior citizens in her community. I’m stuck with the title. I had two in mind: Nandee and the Senior Citizens of the Timbu Community or Nandee volunteers afterschool

  37. Tiny

    What do you think of “Death claims his precious victim”
    It’s all about this girl who escapes death many times. It’s from the point of view of death. Its just a short story that I’m doing it for my national5 English port folio. What do you think.

  38. Alison

    my story’s title is ‘Waiting on a Miracle’

  39. Oliver

    All very interesting titles, they all inpired me too use a quote within a title. My title is: Practice makes Perfect, which is about this guy practicing to kill his friend before he actually does. I hope this helped 🙂

  40. Rydia

    Hey so I wrote a poem about a girl who got locked in her room every night by this person and it’s really cool and I may make it into a story but I need help on a title normaly I’m really good at titles but I was thinking maybe “The Love, The Life, and The Death” What do you think and If you have any other ideas I’m open to seggestions.

    Thanx 🙂

  41. Unknown

    Im really struggling coming up with a name for my book, I’ve tried to get some of my friends to help but they don’t have any good ideas either. It’s about a 14 year old girl who lives in London and she leaves home seeking for adventure and leads the life of crime when she struggles living on her own. She refuses to go back to her abusive family and rather live on the streets. Anyone have any ideas?


  42. Christian

    This is a poem I wrote about a fellow writer and i(she is female I am a male) we aren’t dating but interest is there help me title it please
    Your touch was like nothing I had ever felt before. So unique and indescribable, like getting your first tattoo you don’t really know how to explain it, a painful pleasuring electrifying spectrum of sensation. Much like the feeling all I knew is I wanted more.

    your words followed as you echoed


    Our kiss was beautiful, much like the touch of the sunset on the horizon
    Your lips tasted like the rain and I was patiently waiting for the storm.
    All elements hit me at once.


    I felt the lightening coursing through your veins
    A tsunami crashing against your chest
    The hurricane in your mind
    What I felt the most
    Was the hope in your heart
    The love within you, you fragile human.
    Oh what a shame no one has loved you like you deserve.

    I saw the stars in your eyes they whisper


    Take my hand.
    Secure, the feeling.
    Relaxing, the reassurance
    I’ve calmed your storm.
    And as you lay upon my chest know that each time you do the disease within me dies.

    As my mind echoes your voice


    I don’t want to open up too much.
    I would not want you to fall in, and hurt yourself.
    And as you lay your head on my chest ignore the shouts from that locked up thing in the cage it could utter something entirely too irrational.
    But I’m afraid that if you ever found the key that your ears would not be big enough for your heart to understand the words inside mine. I may start a whole new natural disaster.
    Grab on.
    Hold tight.
    Enjoy the ride.


  43. Kate

    Is A People of Blood an interesting Title? I have so much trouble with titles.

  44. Rydia

    Unknown what about “Me and My Shadow” I think it represents the girl well
    Just an idea hope it helps 🙂

  45. Rydia

    Haha I just got another idea figures I send then come up with something anyway what about “Injustice and Isolation”
    Again just an idea hope it helps 🙂

  46. Chloe

    I’m writing a story about a boy who stalks a girl and they end up meeting. It’s about the lead up to them meeting and what happens after. But i can’t think of a title, I was thinking of ‘The Unheralded’ but I’m not sure. Any other ideas?

  47. Sam

    Hello, I have two in progress…

    How are these titles?

    -Through Different Eyes
    -I Watch the Stars Tonight

  48. Neve

    Hey everybody 🙂
    Im writing a book about a bad man. But I would not want the title be like “gangster man” or anything like that..But its too simple, I was thinking about something more unique. Anyone has any ideas pleease?

  49. Becca

    My friend and I wrote a book about people who have elemental powers. They are fire, wind, earth, and water. And there are people who don’t have powers the unelementals. When thee are four cities one for each element. Each element is ruled by a king or a queen. When all the Kings and queens die teens from be ages of 13 to 18 go through different trials and 11 of each element makes it to camp. They compete in games and get eliminated as they go. Each eliminated person gets a position in the palace somewhere. The winners of the last game become either king or queen but in the last game something happens and the non-elementals start a war against the elementals by taking their powers. The elemental a win in the end but now they have to rebuild the destroyed cities. Got any tiitle ideas because we’ve got none

  50. Olivia

    The title of a book I’ve recently started is called “Project Nursery Rhyme.” It’s about eight teenagers who come across a large, empty, dusty book. They discard it, to later find it again only this time, it isn’t empty- some of the pages are filled with pencil drawings of shadow people, and the dark sides of nursery rhymes. This continues to happen, and as it does, the teenagers find out that the evil nursery rhymes themselves are after them.
    What do you guys think?

  51. william

    I am writing a book on how to get ready ready for divine manifestations. But I am struggling with the title between ‘get ready for divine destiny’ or ‘getting ready for divine destiny’
    Any help plz

  52. Gummibear605

    So I’m halfway through writing the second book in my trilogy. The first book has been named ‘Violet Skies’, a twist on the main character’s name which is Violet Skye. The first book is about training for a war, and a teacher/student romance. During the first chapter of Violet Skies, I mentioned a ‘crimson river’ through one of the characters who has already been to war and has saw a river of blood, as it were. Wanting to stick with the theme of colours, I have named the second book ‘Crimson River’. Crimson River is the time during the war and everything that happens in it. For the last book, I will be writing about the after effects of war on Violet etc and how she recovers. It will only be a short book and I already have most of it plotted out. I have named it ‘Silver Lining’ – a twist when you find out the ending 😉 I think that picking quotes from your books is really good when deciding names. For instance, as soon as I wrote the words ‘crimson river’ in the first book, I knew it was a perfect title for the sequel, which then promptly led on to the founding of the name ‘Silver Lining’. Yes, they’re all simple names and many books have been called the same names, especially Violet Skies and Silver Lining. However, I think that sticking to a certain theme as well when deciding the names is key. It certainly did me good 😀 My books are on and I still need to edit them, but I’m getting there. Slowly but surely.

  53. Victoria Alviar

    I’m writing an erotic science fiction novel about a Japanese girl who is abducted by aliens during a war (where Earth is caught in the crossfire) and is taken aboard their ship to have sex and make babies to replenish the alien race.

    The title is “Tokyo in Captivity”, this title refers to the girl’s name rather than the city. What do you think? Or should I think of something different.

  54. Bradley

    What kind of title would you give a story that revolves a lot around fantasy (Swords and powers and stuff), the future (advanced tech), demons and history? Kind of convoluted but yeah that’s basically what my story revolves around

  55. Ima Writer

    My book is about this group of misfits that always lose stuff, and the main character puts a tracking device on her glasses, so when they get lost, they go on a quest for them and it turns out there’s a villain who’s stealing their stuff to make an evil machine that will give him power over, like, TH ENTIRE WORLD!!! I was thinking “The Quest for the Missing Glasses That Saved the World”. I know it’s long, but there’s a book called “The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making” and that’s long but it’s still good! So what do you think. And @Bradley maybe you could do like, “Times and Travel” because there’s like different places (fantasy) and different times (future and history)

  56. Anonymous

    I need some help guys…
    My book is about my life and how all the messed up stuff my parents have done to me and how i still managed to stay strong and turn out alright. It pretty much talks about family politics, lying, cheating, drinking and gambling and how it messes with a person while growing up.
    Please help me find the perfect name for my book.


  57. anonymous

    I wrote a story about a girl whose husband had died She was alone and wanted to commit suicide but had a dream that made her stop. What is the best title for my story? Help please..

  58. Ima Writer

    I’m changing the book name to SMAKK because that’s the name the group designs for themselves or maybe Losers Keepers Finders Weepers (My friend came up with that). For T you can call your book “Parents That Gambled My Childhood” or instead of “gambled” “cheated”, maybe? I would help you, the second “anonymous”, but I need to know more about the dream. So yeah

  59. Grace Klara

    Wow, all of you have great titles!
    Well, I’m writing a book set in a different world to ours but it’s got everything like England, Russia, Mexico, Berlin, Dehli etc. It’s set in a Tudor/Elizabethan type era as well.
    It’s a series by the way.
    The first book is about two sisters, one who has been forced to marry a horrid king (they’re Russian btw) (the king is english) and dies in childbirth, and the other who has to flee from the king, when he tries to force HER into marrying him (he wants an heir). She escapes while going on adventures to flee from him. It’s basically about making descisions, not letting people controll you and finding the power to say no (does that make sense?). Any title ideas anyone?
    Much appreaciated (sorry for spelling btw). Thanks!

  60. Naomi Serieux

    I wrote a book about a girl who is a child genius at age 18 and has been offered a job as a marine behaviorist at a facility that specializes in unusual creatures. The creatures she works with are the mythological creature Selkie and everyone tells me I should name the book Selkie but that seems like it gives away the first few chapters of building up to what the creature actually is. Help!

  61. Grace Klara

    Dear Naomi,
    I don’t have any ideas about what to call your book, I’m sorry! But i would not name it Selkie, because, yes, it would give it away and it’s not a very memorable title either.
    I hope you find a good title and I’m sorry that my mind is still blank.
    Grace Klara

  62. Grace Klara

    Don’t worry everyone, I’ve thought of a name!

  63. Bri

    So I’m writing a book set in London during the 1800s. It’s about a girl who finds a mysterious locket, then she and her friend (who is not who he says he is) have to stop a crazy duke from poisoning the city. The only title I’ve come up with is “Locked”. Any thoughts

  64. Vidushi

    I’ve almost finished this book about a girl who comes from an overly conservative family and how she fights all she can to get what she wants in life. Well, its like a love story whose plot is actually based on this. The main characters are mostly based in London, and that’s where my female protagonist meets her Prince Charming. So can anyone help with a killer title?? Would be great help. Thanks.:)

  65. jessi

    OK so my book is about 16 10-19 year olds fighting each other. They each have powers, and some want to use them for good while others want to use them for evil. I am torn between the titles, “All of Reality at Your Fingertips” and “A Natural at Disasters.” Let me know what you think!

  66. Ima Writer

    Hi guys!
    Bri, I think that locked would be a great name for a book, but its overly used. How about “Locked In Mysteries” since you said the locket is mysterious and her friend isn’t who he says he is so that sound pretty mysterious.
    Vidushi, “Modern Cinderella” might work? sounds like a really good book but I can’t think of anything
    jessi, “A Natural at Disasters” is a REALLY good name! I love it. I would totally buy that book if i saw it on amazon, or a book store, or a library, or, well, you get my point.

  67. NeverKnow

    im writing a book, but have no idea what to call it. its about a girl (doesn’t have a name yet) which is about 16 years old and she finds herself, after a car crash, in a place where people turn into animals at night. need a title plz!!!!

  68. Ima Writer

    NeverKnow: “Where there’s were-people, maybe? I can’t think of anything really.

  69. Nowhere but Here

    I’m pretty stumped on a title for my drama novel. My story line consists of a young teenage girl who develops amnesia, waking up in an empty and abandoned town. The entire story is about her trying to pick up the pieces of her memory and find her family again. Any ideas? No idea’s a bad one! Thank you~ ^U^

  70. Juno~

    Hey! I’m currently thinking of writing a novel, I have it all planned out, but, I’m not sure of a good title. Is “A Tune For The Wind-Chime Sparrow” a good one?

    Basically, a teenager girl starting high-school, disappears from her normal life and leaves her boyfriend in pieces – and she wakes up with a pack of wolves around her. The pack’s Alpha had sacrificed his soul for this innocent – and confused – young girl, as she was getting attacked by a bear. After which, she is now apart of the pack – the Alpha. But she must choose – her life as a human, or her life as a part of the pack? Of course I’m quite skeptical about posting my ideas online, but it’s only a sketch. I’ve always wanted to use this title – and I do have an idea of how it might fit into this story, but if anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear them!

  71. Hannah

    I’m stuck, I have been writing a new book for awhile now, and I can’t decide on which title I should use. I could use some ideas.

    The book is about a girl who has the power to heal, and she can never die. She moves into a small town and meets some new people, including a boy who is a bit too curious about her, and she is scared that she will be exposed. I think I’m going to make a kinda plot twist where she finds out she is an angel or something (still thinking about the story line)

    I can’t decide if I should use one of these titles or not.

    Time won’t heal me
    The red angel
    To heal the world
    A lost angel

    Any ideas? Please do tell

  72. Puppy

    Im thinking about writing a story about this girl who is a witch in highschool, and how she runs away from her overly religious parents to join a group of people who have powers. I would like the title of the book to be the name of their group. Does anyone have any ideas?

  73. Spartins1988

    so i want to write this book about this girl who meets this guy and they start dating but before things get serious she tells him shes offered to be her sisters surgate. the girl ends up going through it and gets pregnant. but shortly there after her sister and brother die in a car crash. this leaves my main female character left to raise the child once its born and shes afraid of going at it alone. till the boyfriend steps up and offers to help her through her pregnancy and to be there for the baby when its born. and eventually he’ll end up marrying her. does anyone have any ideas for a title? im stumped.

  74. Herondale

    So I’m writing a story about an immortal girl who grew up from age 13 to 18 with her best friend because her family died in a fire. She falls for him and him for her but then he dies after he finds out about her secret of being a ninja at night when he tries to follow her one night. Now in present day she is trying to rid the world of evil and Charlotte Frayer, her best friend later in life who turned evil when she thought the main character, Lauren, killed her fiancé. There is more detail but I don’t want to spoil anything.
    I’m thinking about calling it “Eventide” but I’m not sure.
    Any ideas?

  75. Mavis Meyers

    I’m writing a story about a family that owns a petshop, and the main character’s crushes apply for jobs. But the only catch is that she’s severely shy unlike her sister Raven who gets all the guys. I’m completely stumped for a title. Any suggestions?

  76. Courtnie

    So I’m writing a story for an English project about a mystery from a toy’s perspective. Its about when toys are being “kidnapped” and the main character Teddy (bear) is trying to figure it out.

    Im thinking
    1.) Toy-Napped
    2.) Hide-And-Try to Seek


  77. teresa

    im writing a book about what my life was like going into 12 foster homes a kids shelter and a group home. Abusive birth parents horrible foster parents and then going into adoption with my cousin. please help

  78. wolf-gabby23

    I’m writing a book about a 16-year-old orphan werewolf (but she has a pack) when I first started writing it, it was just ‘werewolves’ but that was when I just had ideas for the story – not the title. Her (sort of) brother-in-law bites a human and they have to try and cover it up, but the bit human gets away and tells everyone there are dangerous wolves in the forest, they have to deal with that and one of the bitten’s mates are with him the next full moon when he turns for the first time. He and Ash meet and there’s complicating romance and blah blah blah (Im not really a romantic person if u couldnt tell…) I need some ideas for a title, if anyone can give me a heads up on an idea, please help!! xx

  79. redecca

    hey, Christian why dont you try: the disease within?

    and kate, yes i think people of blood is interesting but why don’t you try a human puddle? because that suggest a pile of dead people

    hey, Rydia. i love me and my shadow that will just start peoples minds

    hey, chloe why dont you try: the unexpected friendship?

    sam: through the stars tonight sound great

    neve: how about rule breaker or down his own path?

    becca:how about the elemental challenge? or the trial?

    olivia: i love your title but i love your book idea even more!

    wolf-gabbyy23: wy dont you try full moon , the first turning, and covered up?

    teresa: if thats what the story is about maybe you could try: life as me, but if that is what really happened you should already know i mean like if its ur life

    courtnie: toy napped sounds great!

    ui hope everybody likes it im tryimg to help everyone lol

    this si my story: whats downstairs? i like that and thats what im sticking with i hope i helped you guys thanks!!!

  80. redecca

    sorry if i couldnt do everyone thanks! see ya!

  81. Nicola Houghton

    Hello Everyone,

    I am writing a children’s book based on positive thinking and I am certain about the name of the title. The titles that I have in mind are; My First book of positive affirmations or My pocket book of positive affirmations. What do you think about either one? I would be grateful for your advice.

  82. zoey

    hello everyone,i’m writing a tragic love story,as an English project and I cant think of a title,
    any suggestions?

  83. Celaena Westfall

    How about “How it Ends”?

  84. Jaryn

    I’m writing a story of a boy in 9th Grade having an ordinary day at his school, but when gas starts leaking through the vents he grabs the girl he loves and they make it to safety, or so they thought for when a man walks in and kicks out the girl the boy blacks out and reawakens 2 years later to find himself just off school grounds. He then makes his way to the school he finds the girl has “died” so he tries to figure out what happened that day and who took care of him for the two years.

  85. Jaryn

    I’ve basically finished but I have no idea what to have the title be

  86. Antheia

    I’m writing a story about a “stereotypical white girl”, Brooke, moving from Nashville to the forest (she really doesn’t wanna go) and she ends up meeting a hot green witch in the forest, Adelaide. They end up becoming friends and ending the story as a couple. The magic is using the forest, gardening, and crystalline healing. Any ideas?

  87. Ashdon

    I’m writing a book about a group of friends that are linked to a string of capricious, very dark/macabre murders that take place in various locations throughout New York. Some of the friends are not who they say they are/put out to be. There is a very important quote about snow globes in my book and I would really like for it to relate to the title. Please help!!

  88. izzy

    im writing a story about these teenaged two ex-bestfriends who absolutely hate eachother until one of them becomes fatally ill. the one who isn’t sick, Sydney, convinces the other girl ,toni, that she has to skip graduation and see the world before she dies- although Sydney does it to impress college scouts. the book is about them becoming friends again and meeting amazing people along the way. What should I call it?

    my best frenemy
    stuck with the dying girl
    Toni, the dying girl
    my worst enemy has (insert disease)/ my worst enemy is dying

    are those good titles? any other ideas?

  89. Kyla

    Hi, I’m writing a dystopian novel about a girl who lives in a society ruled by science. The only escape into freedom is the Tests. These Tests run for every 18-year-old in the world. After many physical and mental challenges, 7 are chosen to live a life a freedom, doing whatever they please but protecting the city from possible rivals or rebels. Eventually, this girl discovers that the 7 winners of the Tests are really murdered. 46 years ago, a scientist had a disagreement with the government, leading to his escape. He then created a race of warriors, 7 each year. My MC is one of these. This description sucks, but I seriously need a title!

  90. Campbell

    Jaryn- how about “mysteries of the air” or something like that
    Antheia- how about “Green with no envy”
    Ashdon- how about “Never trust the snow” or something with not trusting and something inside a snow globe
    Izzy- “my best enemy” or “Countdown to the beginning of the end” as in countdown of her life but the new beginning to an old friendship or maybe just “the beginning of the end”
    Kyla- I know this sounds really cheesy but how about “The Tests” or “Warriors of Death” or “Warriors of the Dark”
    I hope this helps you guys! Good Luck!!!

  91. JJ_Nicole

    I am really stuck on a title for my book. It is about a girl, he mother died when she was 2 and ever since it happened the father has been shutting her out and then she meets a boy and he helps bring her and her father back together.

    What do I do????
    I was thinking The Shadow but it sounds very creepy…..and scary
    What do I do? I am desperate!!!!!!!!!!!

  92. Mirabelle

    JJ_Nicole- I like the title you came up with. It draws attention and it sounds cool. If you were looking for something a little less dark though you could do something like “Savior” or “Sounds of Sorrow” or maybe a different word besides sorrow or maybe “Saving Grace” I hope that helped

  93. Carmela

    I can’t think of a good title but, the story is about a girl in school and she’s living a normal, okay, life when, a friend she knew from when she was a kid comes back to her school. She tries to be friends with him again but he’s popular now. The whole story itself is her trying to change him back to who he was before or changing herself to get him to like her again. It’s not a sad story though. I’m still making it have humor and fun things in it. Any thoughts?

  94. LavenderThai

    Carmela how about the time before never or the night before life goes on or how to fix change or get back
    hope that helped!!!

  95. George

    My story is about a boy called Robert, who knocks out another boy called Marc and runs away. Robert beats up Marc because Marc was bullying Robert’s best friend, Warren. Robert never meant to knock Marc out. He just wanted to teach him a lesson that bullying Warren was a bad idea. It is up to the police to find Robert,bring him home to his family and then deal with his punishment.

    I really cannot think of a title and need help.

  96. Angela

    Here are some ideas for you George-
    Life lessons from a teenage boy
    It only takes one hit

  97. Zia

    Dear George, what about

    ‘What I never meant to do’ (if its in Robert’s point of view)
    ‘What I did to defend Warren’
    ‘How not to defend a friend’

    These are just some ideas.


  98. Zia

    Dear George, having had another think, I came up with…
    ‘The Hopes and Dreams of a boy in his Teens’

    I’m writing a book about an 18 year old singer/songwriter who’s asked to go an a tour with a band (The Red Foxes), but her sisters boyfriend (who is a criminal known for violence) attacks her and her sister. Meanwhile she develops feelings for a guy in the band (Jackson Summers).

    Help, what do I call it???

    Z. xx

  99. Faith

    I’m writing a novel about the melting icecap and polar bears, but when I tried to think of a title I came up blank. Any ideas?

  100. Emmaline

    I’m writing a 2 perspective, 3rd person book about a princess and a servant boy. The princess, Cami, is fifth in line to the throne and she is 15 and about to be engaged to a prince from another kingdom against her will. The night a ball is being thrown for the proposal there is an attack on the palace and the servant boy, Dmitri,has to escape the palace with Cami, who he’s never officially met, because Cami’s family tells him to take her and run. All the rest of the royal family is killed so Cami is the only living heir, and she and Dmitri are renegades out on the streets on the run. While in the streets Cami experiences a lot of stuff and she becomes more and more dark and every time Dmitri has to bring her back to the light. In the end we find out that the prince she was supposed to marry and his family are evil and Cami and Dmitri together have to overcome the darkness inside of themselves and the evil ruling the kingdoms.
    I’m stumped on title names. If anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them! Thanks and love y’all!

  101. Abbey Evans

    I need help with a title! 3: I’m absolutely rubbish at titles. Normally I do them from a passage in my book, but sometimes they’re still rubbish. This current book is nowhere close to finished, but I’d like to start thinking of titles as I continue writing. This is a brief summary:
    A 17 year old boy named Kynder (kin-der) in San Francisco is gay. He meets a new girl in his school named Mavis. They quickly become friends and she starts to fall for him then he tells her he’s gay. She then trusts him with the secret that she is anorexic. They help each other and grow together in their last year at school together and then in part II a boy, also gay, named Colin comes to school. He meets Mavis and Kynder and they start realizing what they want in life and slowly discovering themselves. Naturally, Kynder and Colin end up together and Mavis is left looking for a good love. They start becoming focused on their dreams as graduation approaches. Kynder wants to be a writer, Colin wants to be a famous designer and Mavis wants to act on Broadway. As these three get close they teach each other new things, keep each others minds open and discover themselves and the world beyond their San Francisco town.
    So far, I’ve come up with two titles:
    -Looking to Find (There’s a scene where they talk about what they want to find in life)
    -Let’s Get Outta Here (a phrase used very often in the book, but in touching moments and becomes a thing within the group)
    Any ideas will be greatly appreciated, Thank you!!

  102. Abbey Evans

    By the way, the book is narrated from the views of Kynder, Mavis and Colin

  103. Hermione

    Is this is good name for my book? It’s about this girl who goes to this boarding school for people with special powers… (Ya I know it’s been done waaaay to many times before lol but I had great ideas for some parts of the story, plus it sounds like a lot of fun to write) so here is one of my ideas for the title…
    Wings, magic, and words
    I might change it a little later but for now it seems like a good title… Well to me it does. I know it’s totally not the best and I can totally do better than that but I am just not feeling creative right now!!! D: also does anyone else have a different title for it???

  104. Hermione

    I’m not very good with coming up with book titles but maybe you could call your book “The Ice and the Bear”??? Something like that maybe???

  105. John Horvath Jr

    THE ONE-WORD TITLE IN POETRY. As an editor I see it is overused, signalling the poet hasn’t thought much about the subject or the written text. In which case, why should I?

  106. Kushal Thaman

    hey can you suggest a title for my book?

    Actually it is a fantasy story in which Jason goes into the land of fiamasia to defeat a monster called eVILFLARE with a sword called Nightblaze. The entrance to fiamasia is Mona Lisa. please reply and suggest a few titles asap

  107. Emily

    Hey, I’m writing a book about a 700 yr old teen who is trying to find her place in the world full of demons and hunters. It is set after a massive battle between the demon dimension and the human world, where everyone is trying to pick up the pieces. Here are some titles:
    An Age Over Dark Demons
    Shadowed Rooms (There is a creepy house that holds answers)
    The Dark Life with Light
    Picking up the pieces.

    Some titles are
    The Dying Girl and the Gays
    Through Thick and Thin
    Living and Loving

  108. Fries

    hey ! i wrote a story based on: i hated myself in that moment. i wrote about my father leaving my mum and me. i have a fight w/ my mum over the fact that she can’t cater to my needs and she tells me to leave and i tell her i hate her when in my heart it is me whom i hated. help please ?!

  109. Mary-Leigh Hewetson

    I never actually read comments left on websites. But admittedly I will say I have had a few good laughs. It was more interesting that what I was actually reading.

    So I too have a question, I am writing something, which I call a memoir of sort, or auto-boigraphy, however apparently these aren’t very popular publishable genres. Unless you’re Mick Jagger or someone who has literally experienced the strangest and most macaube things in life, no one really gives a crap about you writing a book about yourself do they? Who cares?

    I grew up in a religious cult, and broke out of it when I was 23. Amongst other things. Its not full of sunshine and roses I suppose, but it is funny here and there… at the moment my work is untitled. For the life of me I just can’t find a title that fits.

    Inspiration is lacking.

    Any ideas?

  110. kobe

    so i really need help I’m trying to write a book. the main character lost his memory and kind of just gets dragged along to help people. its a medieval story i was thinking something like “the hero who forgot”

    help please

  111. Zoe

    I need help with two books I’m writing

    The first one is about a teenage girl named Colleen, who catches cancer. The book is about her, and her family’s, struggle with her cancer. She has very little hope that she will survive. After finding about the cancer, she wonders whether she should end her own life, or let the cancer do it for her.

    The second one is about a 12 year old girl who, while in a car with her mom’s boyfriend and her mother, loses her mother and her left leg in a car crash. The car crash was caused by her mother’s boyfriend using his phone while driving, causing the car to hit another car. The boyfriend is perfectly fine with very little injury. After the death of her mother, she is adopted by an English family with two sons, one the same age as her, the other 20. The oldest brother is a YouTuber and often films videos and puts them on the internet.

    • makenzie

      For the first one I came up with: “One or the other” and “Die for it”

      For the second one: “Lose Me” and “Pogo Stick” (since she only has one leg)

  112. Ginny

    My story is a fantasy story about a village girl named Cassa who is engaged to the prince Emory. She finds out she has the power of fire by accident on her wedding day in front of everyone in the kingdom. She flees into the wilderness where she discovers a group of people like her with a variety of powers. They help her learn to control her powers but later find out who she is, and they leave her alone and unable to fend for herself. She is about to give up when her cousin from the kingdom finds her and helps her. In the time that they spend together there she finds out from him that she isn’t just a village girl, but she is the only living heir to the throne. Prince Emory and his family have the power of mind control and made almost everyone forget who that they were actually just village people. In that Cassa finds out her cousin isn’t actually and together with the help of the group of super-powered people who left her but came back they have to work together to get her kingdom back from the mind-controlling “royal” family who is poisoning the minds of the entire kingdom.
    So that’s basically the concept of my story. I am stumped on title names. If you guys have any ideas I’d love to hear them. Thanks!

  113. Ace

    I’ve seen some great titles and support from this site and I’m in a pinch right now with my title/story…

    I’ve been writing a short story for one of my classes and it’s a dystopian/ alternate future sort of story. It’s about how if the government never restarted (when it shut down due to conflict between Obama and Congress) and all higher government collapsed. Because of this many states fell to mobs and America became a country made of factions.

    Anyways, the main character’s name is Coren Yu and his mother was killed by a group because they couldn’t pay back loans and he joins a rival mob.

    The focus is less on him than on two other characters named Mitra and Zoe. Zoe was a daughter of a traitorous father but continued his line of work in the mob, and Mitra was an upstart who quickly gained the respect of her peers. Zoe and Coren favor the common automatic 9mm Berattas while Mitra used double Desert Eagles. The title I had in mind was “Even Eagles Fall” but I’m not sure if it kinda spoils the end. Any opinions or comments? I appreciate any and all help!

  114. Adventurers

    I’m writing a book about ten adventurers, but I’m not sure what to call it! Does anyone have some good ideas?

  115. Adventurers

    For Zoe:
    Kinds of Loss
    Crashing Down
    (I dunno?)

    For Ginny:
    Flames in the Forest
    Cassa’s Curse
    Wedding Burns
    (I dunno, I’m bad at this)

    For Ace:
    Faced with the Future
    (That’s all I got, I said I was bad at this XD)

  116. Sasha

    I’m writing a book about a girl who is struggling with some things. Most of the time she feels like she is holding the whole world on her shoulders and on top of that she has to put on a different self and pretend to be something/someone she’s not. Her struggles grow harder when she encounters a boy from her past she thought she’d never see again. He messes up everything even worse when she realizes he’s not who he used to be and now she is head over heels for him even when he is downright rude and judgmental to her. He and everyone else hate her guts for no good reason that she can think of so she goes digging through her past to try to find comfort and reassurance and most of all peace with life. She finds things she doesn’t want to know like the fact that the whole rest of her family throughout the past was dearly loved but she many generations later is the most despised person in town. She writes every day to find peace so that maybe one day she will be known and she will be appreciated. The boy finds out about her digging and she later comes to realize that everything horrible he said and did to her was try to stop her from digging. She knows she will never be able to change the past but maybe one day something good will finally come out of all of this…

    First of all I want to thank writersrelief for putting up this awesome page and also to everyone who’s commented and posted ideas. I love reading all of the responses and see how creative people are.
    Secondly titles. So I have a few ideas for mine but if you have any ideas I’m desperate to hear them.
    “Digging for the Past”
    “Digging for Hope”
    “Hope in the Sunrise”
    Thanks and you guys rock!

  117. Sasha


    For kobe- “Oblivious” or “Unknown Pasts”

    For Zoe- “You Never Know What You Have” or “Grasping at the Past”

    For Ginny- “Losing Comes before Knowing” or “When the Cursed Fall”

    For Ace- I love “Even Eagles Fall” but if you were going for something different I would say “Flying and Falling” or “The Future Burns”

    For Adventurer- I don’t know all that much about your story but based on what I’ve seen I would say “Quests” or “Ten for Ten” or “The Trials of Swashbucklers”

    I’m not very good at this but I hope this at least sort of helped or set your minds to work for titles. Good Luck!

  118. Patience

    I’m writing a book about parent-child relationships for children…anyone have any ideas? It’s a Christian-inspirational book that will have pictures and fun stories inside to help readers catch a vision to love, honor and respect their parents!
    Here are the ideas I’ve come up with so far…I’d like a catchier title, though. I have a lot of the word “embrace” in there because my friend recommended it. 🙂
    “Practice Makes Perfect – A book on Parent-Child Relationships”
    Embracing a heart for Parent-Child Relationships”
    “Embracing a Relationship with My Parents
    -A book for children on parent-child relationships”
    and my favorite so far: “They’re in Charge…what should I do?!? …any other ideas

  119. Bellatrix

    Can you suggest some names for my book?
    So it’s about this girl named Rachel Turner who moves from Wahington, D.C. To a small town in northern Florida. She’s 13 years old and she doesn’t really want to he popular or fit in at all, but unfortunately that exact thing happens due to a rumor and her making friends with the wrong person. Also her cat runs away and she ends up having to run away from home for a while and ends up findig her cat on her quest. So there is a curse on the town and a curse on her family. So her l family had these rivals from another family waaaay back when and they put a curse on the family, but they didn’t know there was already a curse on that town from someone else in the fanily. The curse on the town is if someone from the rival family comes there, their whole family will be destroyed. And Rachel was adopted and moved to that town so she finds out about the curse and has to save her family which were stranded on an island in an airplane crash a few years ago but they are still living. So she has to find this locket becuase waaaaay back when someone in her family fell in love with someone from the rival family and she has their locket but needs the other one he break the curse. She doesn’t know about the other curse the rival family out on her, the seventh female born into the family (seven was the number of people in the family at the time) which can be reversed if the two lockers are found by her. She reverses the curse and gives her magic powers becuase the rival family had magic powers. The end
    So I have no idea what I should do for a title. Any suggestions?

  120. Alice

    I am writing a book about a woman named Ella who dies after saving her daughter from a house fire. Ella is unable to let her daughter, Isobel, go so she cannot move onto the Afterlife. Isobel is the only person who can see (ghost) Ella, but is a mute, so they are unable to communicate, and Ella is a ghost so she can’t touch anything including her daughter, so Isobel watches her mother go slowly insane but nobody believes her because nobody else can see her. HELP ME I NEED A BIOK TITLE AND SOON. This is a project for class due in April but it has to be a full(ish) novel. I really have no ideas, so if anybody could help me that would mean a lot.

  121. Cetaphil

    Alice- how about “the price I paid” or something about taunting and isolation

  122. Ink_

    Hey! This is a bit of a deviation from literature, but I could use some help on names as well. My story is a graphic novel, and it takes place on a giant space station, made to break down planets, asteroids, etc. into their base elements (its basically a giant, artificial dyson sphere shaped mine drifting through space).

    The actual characters’ races are creatures that evolved on the surface of the station, known as Nymphs. There’s also the race that created the station, who fell into decline, but are still at large. They are considered higher beings of sorts by the Nymphs.

    The characters themselves are a Nymph named Tachi, a halfbreed of the two named Haiku, and one of the higher beings, whose named Mochi. Tachi is a deserter from his empire’s army. He finds Haiku and Mochi along the way to find a new home, and they all travel together, trying to find a place of their own.

    The landscape is much like a planet’s, except for old industrial structures are everywhere, going up into the sky until out of sight.

    Any ideas?

  123. kzam

    Can someone think of a title about a book that I need to submit at school, I mean I’m making a book project because my professor said so. The genre is poetry with essays and short stories of my personal life. So? Can someone think of a good title?

  124. BirdSetFree

    My story starts out with one of the two main characters, Avalon, dying in the woods alone. The other main character, Emery, finds her unconscious and brings her back to his campsite. He falls asleep while sitting next to her that night and is startled to find that he has entered her dream. She is all scared because she is trapped in the nightmares in her head, so seeing Emery freaked her out even more especially because he would always die i her dreams right before he woke up, leaving her alone in her head. Eventually they start getting along and form a friendship while overcoming her nightmares. When they finally overcome them all they both wake up in the real world only to find Avalon on her last dying moments. Right as she takes her last breath he kisses her and she is gone.
    So that’s basically my story, but I’m not sure what to call it. If you guys have any ideas I’d love to hear them. Thanks and Happy Easter!

  125. Imogen

    That is so sad!This is just an idea but it could be called Nightmares,In Her Dying Breath, Wake Up, It’s just a dream etc.
    Alice: Maybe The walls are talking, speak no evil, It’s all in your head or sign language. I don’t know really, just a few ideas:)

  126. Imogen

    Hey, Bellatrix!
    Here are some ideas:
    the seventh daughter
    family ties
    the curse
    the girl/boy in the locket

  127. Ember

    Hello! So I’ve had this idea blooming in my head for a while know but now that I’ve started writing it I have no idea about how to come up with a title for it. Basically there is a dancer named Astrid Avelyset. She has been forbidden of many things by her mother, some of which include individuality, friends, boys, and most importantly dancing. She runs away from her home realm the Eternal Vale and her mother for a new beginning in the Winter Isles, but things don’t go quite so well as she had planned. She runs into a band of thieves who capture her and bring her to the Hollow Desert (which is an arctic tundra thought to be basically devoid of all life) where their army of men is. She is forced to perform for them and please their every whim. However, she has one sympathizer that no one knows about. He goes by the name of Eliah Lukkas. I haven’t figured it all out yet but thats a start on what I have. Any title ideas? Thanks!

  128. Lila Payne

    Whilst investigating the death of a local nurse, Ocean Parkes uncovers a legend about a supernaturally-cursed old piano circulating throughout Atlanta. as soon as anyone uses the piano he/she has exactly 4 days left to live. The doomed few appear to be ordinary people during day to day life, but when photographed they look ghostly. A marked person feels like a iceberg to the touch. Ocean gets hold of the piano, refusing to believe the superstition. A collage of images flood her mind when she touches it: an old newspaper headline about an unfortunate accident, bloody body parts scattered around a crime scene, a crumpled old man grieving his life away. When Ocean notices her arms take on the icy properties, she realizes that the curse of the old piano is true and calls in her friend, a lawyer named Mathias Cameron, to help. Mathias examines the piano and willingly submits himself to the curse. By doing so he adds himself to the queue for a supernatural death. He finds that his visions are very similar to Ocean’s. Mathias and Ocean pursue a quest to uncover the meaning of the visions, starting with a search for the crumpled old man, a cure, and a deadly kiss. The question still remains. Will they be able to stop the curse before their time is up?

    So that’s basically my horror story, but I need some input on titles. I would LOVE to hear your opinions as they would be of great help to me. Thanks!!!! ~Lila
    (P.S. Yes there is a little romance in this story, but it is not the main focus.)

  129. Taylor

    For Ember
    -Stuck in Hollow
    -Trapped in normal
    -Saving Astrid
    -Dance for me
    -Follow the rules thtese arent very good titles but maybe they spark an idea in your head.
    For Lila Payne
    -playing into supernatural
    -as time runs out
    -play for me
    -don’t touch the keys (this one sounds a little funky)
    -The discovery of Ocean Parkes… I dnt know I’m not the best at titles but I hoped this helped…

  130. Grace

    I’m having trouble coming up with a title for my book… it is about a 16 year old girl who finds out she has these “powers” which allow her to travel to a different world where she’s destined to live and protect the kingdom from demons which haunt the land.

    I still haven’t got much, but what do think about either:

    The Immortal Truth


    Kings, Queens, and Demons

  131. Goby

    Hey, just to be unique I too need help creating a tile for my story. It revolves around a young teenage couple (16-18), they become friends and there love / friendship cultivate for a year before they finally get together. Only 6 months later the male protagonist develops a cancerous brain tumor. Surgery is possible but 8 / 10 die and its unlikely (if he survives) he will be fully functional afterwards. He chooses not to have the surgery. His health declines and the ending is he leaves to go have the surgery disappearing in the night because he would rather dietrying to live than die forgetting who he is. The writing perspective alternates between the two male and female protagonist. Any help at all would be appreciated, Thanx

  132. Skylar

    I need help so bad right now. I need an idea of a title of my story… This girl’s life changes after a man brings her to a whole other world saying she’s able to save that world. Any ideas???

  133. Sash

    I need help how does
    – The clouds cancer sound honestly I need help.

  134. Paula

    For George: you might try “Hit and Run”, a play on words.
    My favorite title (off the top of my head, because it’s one of my favorite novels) is “A Prayer For Owen Meany.” The title made me wonder “Why does Owen need prayer and what is that prayer?” If the title elicits wonder or a question we want answered, it’s a good one too.

  135. Paula

    As another commenter mentioned earlier, titles can always be changed by the publisher. Remember, you are using a “working title.” That said, always try to use the best working title you can come up with. The advice in this article is sound.

    I belong to a writer’s group and we help each other with this sort of thing. Try to find a supportive group that will be honest with you about your material. You will grow from the experience and your writing will show it.

  136. Bob

    Does anyone know what a good title would be for a story about a lesbian living in a household with a homophobic father who starts to hate her after he finds out she’s gay? The theme of the story is that acceptance is a powerful thing. Please, and thank you!

  137. Rae

    Writing a story about a lesbian girl who has been in a relationship for a long time with someone she loves but the spark and butterflies are gone. She falls in love with her best friend who also loves her but can’t seem to decide if she wants the relationship or not. She also falls in love with the new girl across the street. It is all about her deciding what to do and who she wants to be with. She loves them all.

    How does this sound?

    Love at First.. Second.. Third? Sight

  138. Rae

    A lesbian girl who is in love with a girl she has been with for a long time, but the butterflies are gone along with the spark. She falls for the new girl who moved into the neighborhood and her best friend who also loves her but can not seem to decide whether or not she wants to be in a relationship.

    How about this title:

    Love at First.. Second.. Third? Sight

    What do you think?

  139. Sierra

    I’m writing about this boy and how music saves his life and forever changes it for the better. What should I call it?

  140. spidey

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  141. TheBookCow

    Ok, so I’m new at this but i’ve decided to write my first story, and I’ve got a basis and some parts written, but I can’t for the life of me figure out a title.
    This is what the story is about:

    A boy (Tony) is ‘chosen’ for a set of trials that will occur randomly throughout his everyday life. Others before him have failed and even died in some of these trials, but he is doing exceptionally well. But as he completes the trials, he is beginning to find that his ‘testers’ are becoming greedy, and a man who he thought was crazy is now starting to make more and more sense. Now the boy (Tony) must choose, who is the real enemy?

    Can anybody help, please?

  142. GoldenGirlOriana

    i am writing a story about a girl who has her magical powers triggered in a storm, and all sorts of danger comes to her. any title suggestions?

  143. Reading Rita

    Rae, how about “how much love is too much?” or “changing Love”
    Sierre, how about “(boys name)’s notes” or Scaling (boys name)”?
    the book cow, what about “finding enemys” or “testing Tony”?
    Golden girl Oriana, need more info (power? name? dangers?)

  144. Reading Rita

    I am writing a YA book about kids growing up together in an orphanage, MC’s names are Raven (the girl) and Lieth (boy). they start out at 5 and the book fallows their lives through 18, Raven wants revenge & keeps running away to find her parents killers and Leith does not know that he is from a family of wolf shifters until the end of the book. I already have an plan for a sequal but can not find a title!! please any ideas? i have considered “Ravens wolf”, “Ravens revenge”, “A Raven,a Wolf and a Way”, “An Orpahanes Revenge”….

  145. GoldenGirlOriana

    Reading Rita,
    Here is some more extra info on my story:
    My main character is called Auriela, and she goes camping with a group of friends. on the first night, a large storm takes place, and somehow triggers her powers. I don’t know exactly how to describe her power, except that it is like a multi-colored dust/cloud that is thin and roundish. For the exact picture go to Pinterest, type in story inspiration, and look for the picture called “Which magic spell do you need”? That’s my inspiration. As for dangers, I’m not that sure yet…perhaps you could help me with that?

    As for your story title, how about “The Night Raven Came Back”?


  146. ebbynette

    I am writing a book about myself, the difficult times I went through, sweet memories I have of the past and how I managed to pull through. I can’t find an appropriate title for the book, please help.

  147. sa26ar8h

    I am writing a fiction story on this website called wattpad and I can’t think of a title about a little girl

  148. Ella

    Ebbynette, what about “sweet memories”?
    Also, my book is a sort of steampunk novella set in Victorian London. It’s about a girl who gets kidnapped by a group of cyborg assassins. They implant a microchip into her brain so she has to obey them. I was thinking “My own worst enemy”?

  149. Gerzelda

    So I have multiple title ideas for my book.
    Unnatural, A Botanist's Guide to a World Without Plants, One of Them, Quality Fakes, My Wings That Cannot Fly, Yes and No, Real But Not Real
    The book is a sci-fi about the world in the future. The main character, Amari, is a botanist. But being a botanist isn't studying plants anymore, it's making them. Fake nature is respected a beautiful and civilized while true wildlife is seen as hideous and savage. The world is completely urban except for small areas with absolutely no human life. Alternate titles or best one out of my list?

  150. Aries

    Gerzelda- out of all your titles I like A Botanist’s Guide to a World without Plants, but another thing you could do would be to have a one-worded title and then put A Botanist’s… in smaller print beneath it. (example- Unnatural: A Botanist’s Guide to a World without Plants)

    I am writing a story where basically the main character goes unconcious at random intervals of time and each time she wakes up she finds herself covered in blood and all the people around her are dead. She vows never to get close to anyone again and removes herself from civilization to protect all the potential victims. An organzation set up by the government to help dangerous people like herself finds and recrutes her to help her gain control of her curse. It all goes smoothly until she starts getting close to some of the workers and she falls unconscious and wakes up to find them dead. When the other workers discover this they do everything in their power to separate her from all human contact, and she realizes that they were never there to help her. They were there for research and prevention. The other prisoners already know this and when she breaks out of her “specially designed” cell she frees the other prisoners, and they escape the compound together. Once they are out they band together for a while because they are on the run from the government, but she suspects something is wrong with some of the other former prisoners. In the night the ones she suspected try to kill as many of the others as they can , and they run leaving a note for the others saying she was dangerous and killed many people and they themselves barely escaped her the night before. As much as she tries to deny this all of the others except two don’t believe her and they try to flee but they are dead before they can. The two other remaining former prisoners are both male. One is almost as deadly as she is, and the other does not have as deadly as powers as the other but he thrives on seeing goodness and love in people. The threesome travel a good ways more undisturbed until the government tracks them down. She blacks out, and she wakes up in a field of waving grain and the sun is rising. She looks around and sees not only the government agents dead but also the body of one of her two only friends (the one without much power). The books ends there. Any ideas for titles?

  151. Elgora

    One of the best ways to find a good and sophisticated title is Latin, Ancient Hellenic, Gaelic and Old Norse. Latin and Ancient Hellenic are better for something arcane with lots of sorcery, Gaelic about knights and glory and Old Norse about something epic such as a really strong warrior who turned evil and then many lords united to defeat him. Mainly old languages are the key to a mysterious title that still makes sense.

  152. D Renèe

    Hey! I am a 12 year old, currently writing my first story about a 14 year old girl named Emma who has had lung cancer for 4 years. she hasn`t been to school since she was diagnosed so she had no friends, except her brother Ben. Emma and Ben became best friends through out her time at home, but when the doctors tell her that there is nothing they can do for her for the time being, her parents decide to let her go back to school. During her time at school, she makes 2 awesome friends, Jade and Ryder, but she does not tell them she has cancer. She was very happy until one night she woke up unable to breathe. when they got to the hospital, they found out that her tumor had grown and that there was nothing they could do to save her. Once she found this out, she had to tell Jade and Ryder. They forgave her, and everything went back to normal, except she didn`t go back to school again. after she left the hospital, the doctors told her since she was dying, she could make a wish with the Make a Wish foundation, and she chose to go to Paris. Since she is a painter, while she was there, she painted a picture of the Eiffel tower and entered it into an art auction, but she died before she could bring it there. Jade and Ryder bring it for her, and a very rich man buys her painting and puts it in his art museum with her story underneath it, and donates one million dollars to cancer research. I am very stuck for a title, so any suggestions would be awesome. Thanks!

  153. Anna

    I’m writing a story about a girl (Lana) who bumps into another girl (Lauren) her age in the street. Lana discovers that Lauren is new in town and is starting at the same school Lana goes to. They also discover that they’re both aspiring magicians. They post videos on YouTube, and get noticed very quickly for their tricks. They perform in town and get noticed by a mysterious benefactor. A year later, they’re only 16 years old, yet they’re world famous magicians performing shows across the world. What should I title it?

  154. Kay

    I’m writing a novel about a girl who is lonely and nobody notices her (they ignore her) and she is always feeling like she is holding the entire world on her shoulders. One day she decides to run away and turns into a right messed up girl and joins a bad influenced group of gangsters and attempts to be someone she isn’t.
    I need a title that is powerful and won’t give anything away. I was thinking oblivious or digging for the past but I think they are slightly too simple. Please help me!

  155. Kay

    I’m currently 12 years old and am writing a book about a girl that always feels that she is holding the entire world on her shoulders. Nobody likes her and nobody ever notices her. One day she decides to run away and joins a gang of gangsters and begins to gather bad influences from them. She starts smoking.

    I need a story title — please help me!

  156. Kay

    Thank you, Writer’s Relief!

  157. Megan

    I’m working on a story about a girl that was stolen by faeries as a baby and lived with all the mythical creatures for 17 years. She finds a dragon egg and has to return the hatchling to the rest of the dragons but dwarves as well as many other people/creatures try to stop her, kidnap the dragon, kill them, etc. but I have no idea what to call it.

  158. Alexis

    Kristina, you could title the book something like ‘How We Changed’

  159. Ali

    Amazing ideas

  160. NOXOLO

    I’ve written about 10 poems and I want to improve my talent. I think my poems are very interesting.

  161. kelly awesomness

    I’m writing a story about this girl who has a diary and I need a title. My friend is also writing a book called “Diary of the Lost”. I think that was awesome, but I can’t think of a title for my book.

  162. Cheyenne Bird

    I’m writing a book about a 16 year-old girl who gets dragged into the woods by wolves and she starts to become one when she is walking out of church. She meets the human/wolf (Sam) who carried her back to her house and then passes out because she’s panicking. She wakes up in a car with the human/wolf who talks to her. She finds out it’s her last year of being human before she’s a wolf forever. There is a wolf named Sheila who is trying to keep them from falling in love. She threatens Sam that she will kill the girl if he doesn’t love her. I am on chapter 8 right now and wondering what to call the book. Can someone please help me with a title?

  163. Chris Creek

    I’m writing a book about two brothers who get drafted in the Army during World War II. One brother is assigned to a Battalion that will take part in an operation that was part of D-Day (The Allied Invasion of Northern France). The other brother is assigned to a Paratrooper division in Operation Dragoon (The Allied Invasion of Southern France. The Brothers think they never going see each other again, but miraculously meet up in Paris at the end of the War during the German Surrender.

  164. Vicky Howe

    Chris Creek; fantastic idea! How about “Brothers In Arms”?
    I’m writing a book about a viking prince who forces a gracious prince from another country to assist him in starting a war. Somewhere down the line, the viking prince falls in love with the gracious prince and is unsure of what to do. He knows that the gracious prince does not want this war to go on, but the viking prince does want it; he just isn’t sure which love is stronger.
    I don’t want it to be really sappy/romantic though; it’s kind of RPG-ish, and it has some dark/weird themes to it. I guess the main theme is war. The romance would be more of a subplot.

  165. anne lehman

    I have a book. Currently that I was thinking the title is just too much. It’s a p.I novel and she’s looking for lemurs. I called it eeny, Meany : A Sterling honeybloom p.i. Novel. But that seems a lot. I planned to make this a series and eeny,Meany for first one mini moe for the second.the rest it more like a subtitle. It’s on Amazon and just not selling very well but it’s not getting any reviews which is like to have more. I’ve changed the cover so checking maybe title too much then I’ll have to change book or description next.

  166. Tayler

    I am writing a book on Wattpad about a 17-year old girl in high school who struggles with fake friends, bullies, and cheating boyfriends. She doesn’t really have any friends because she is too busy with school, chores at home, and work but everything changes when she meets an 18-year old bad boy transfer student. I am in need of title that would fit my story.

  167. Cece

    Reply to Tayler
    The titles I thought of were: High School: Fake Society, Rose are Red, Violets are Blue, I hate The fake friends Too, Bully Me Not, The Bad Boy saved me from the Cheaters, Beaters, Haters, and Fakers

  168. Marie

    I’m writing a book. It’s about a boy and a girl who have been best friends since childhood but they become something more. And the boy has to move but they meet later. Can anyone help me come up with a title? Thanks!

  169. Taco

    I’m writing a book about just the lifespan of an 11 year old girl, who gets depressed, realizes she’s gay, struggles with friends, parent’s get divorced, her sister is forced to move out, you know, everyday stuff.

    What’s a good title?

  170. Belecia Stagner-The White Wolf

    I’m working on a book about a young girl named Charlotte. However, she has had horrifying nightmares since a freakishly young age. Most of them being violent, and others being plain unexplainable. But when she starts seeing the demons from her nightmares while she is awake, she begins to lose her sanity by becoming EXTREMELY paranoid. In fact, it’s become so horrible to the point where she can’t tell her nightmares from reality and is stuck not knowing if she is awake or not. This leads to many complications, involving her not wanting to sleep and a dramatic and violent change in her personality. I’m thinking about the title, and I’ve settled on Somniphobia. Which basically means “The fear of sleeping”

  171. Paige Lay

    I am writing a book on Wattpad and I don’t know what to call it, I was thinking on writing a poem or like a story but I don’t know what to write about either. Someone please help

  172. Ricky

    I’m writing a story about a 12-year-old girl whose attacked by monsters and has to save her friends and her 2 dogs. Her name is Ruby McKellar and she lives in the mountains. I need a book name.

  173. Kitty Katttt

    I’m currently trying to write a book on Wattpad. It’s basically about this dystopian city named Taellis. And then there is a prophecy about how there will be 4 people who will process the 4 elements of nature. One of the 4, her name is Phoenix, she will ally with the 3 others to bring back humanity to Taellis and all that kind of stuff. I’m really serious about this book and I’ve decided to make it ‘The Phoenix Prophecy’. But I’m not so rlly sure.

  174. Sandra

    I’m writing an essay on “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” What do you think of the following for my title: King’s Letter from Jail

  175. The Fandom Queen (AKA Makenzy Carter)

    So I love books, and I’ve been trying to write a few. What always happens with me is that I start, but never seem to finish them.
    One is about a girl whom after being put in the hospital begins receiving notes in a code. She eventually cracks it, and ends up going on a quest after figuring out that it’s from her supposedly dead sister.
    Another one is about a normal girl, nothing really special about her, and then terrible things start happening. She doesn’t know why, and she later discovers she might be the only one who can save her town from destruction.
    I’m also writing a Harry Potter fanfiction. It’s a love story. But anyways when The trio(along with everyone else) starts going to Hogwarts, Draco has a crush on Hermione, but she is muggle-born, and his parents wouldn’t approve of him dating her. He eventually tells Hermione, and they end up together. Hermione tries to help him build the courage to tell his dad about him and Hermione.
    I hope this didn’t offend anyone, if you don’t ship Dramione and would rather them separate, but I thought it would be a good story line. Once again I can never seem to finish a book once I start. Any ideas for titles will be appreciated, as well as any tips to finishing a book. Thank you.

  176. Becka

    I need help with my title for my book here is a little description of my main character

    Lilith Dee May is a 23-year-old. She is loyal and smart, but can also be very bossy and a bit too serious sometimes.
    She is English. She is average-height with Pale skin, Salmon pink hair and Red eyes.
    She grew up middle class. After her father, mother and sisters died when she was young, she was raised by her Grandma. Lilith’s best friend is a pet she found in her grandma’s attic. They have a very strong friendship.

  177. Faith

    hi everyone my name is faith Dyan from Philippines i need your help because i don’t know what’s the perfect or suitable title for my 1st Wattpad story.

    here’s the description A girl who never tell or admit her feelings to the boy that she love because she was afraid and also that boy had a past so that she don’t want herself to be hurt and she doesn’t know that the boy also loves her.

    that’s the description i hope that someone will help me thank you very much

  178. sparky

    Does anyone want any help with book names? i enjoy coming up with them.


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