Terrible Titles Tag

I was tagged by the awesome Leandra Wallace to participate in the Terrible Titles Blog Hop. The rules are to pull up your manuscript and randomly stop while scrolling through. Whatever words/phrases your cursor has landed on will become your eight terrible titles.

1. Back in Time

2. Trekking through the Forest

3. But We Just Did That!

4. Jokes about Cameras

5. Roughly by My Elbow

6. Maybe We Can Win

7. Gray Halo

8. Something about Dying

I think number 5 wins for the worst of the bunch. Number 8 is like a horoscope of my book: so vague it works. I’m fairly certain most books are something about dying. Number 4 is my favorite, but number 7 is good, too. Number 7 doesn’t win because I could imagine a book with that title, which sort of ruins the point. What do you think?

I tag Karyne Norton and Sarah Ahiers to participate. 🙂


    • Sorry for the late reply, Leandra! #3 actually /is/ a whiny kid’s response to a parent! An 8-ish-year-old.

      You just ruined #7 for me, thanks. 🙂 I don’t much like Halo the video game… depending on the cover, Gray Halo could be military, literary, romance…

  1. Haha! What a great exercise.

    Some of these are actually OK (like you said, “Gray Halo”), and others are just out there, but some are almost quaint because I *can* see them as the title of a book–a very corny book, like “But We Just Did That!”

    LOL. I love it.

    By the way, I’m not a big blog reader, but I’m bookmarking yours. 🙂

    • Thank you! I appreciate you bookmarking. 🙂

      You’re right–a lot of them would work for cheesy books that you might give as gag gifts at Christmas.

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