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What Would the Title of my Book Be?

Sundanceh
Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
The title of a book is so crucial in order to capture the reader’s attention.

I’ve listened to what you have all said – I thank you for thinking enough of me and having confidence that I might could pull something like this off. On more than one occasion, I have received posts from you telling me that I should write a book.

My last post on loneliness and the battle, elicited such overwhelming support that I finally had to sit up and listen to what you had to tell me.

I’ve just written the DEDICATION and here is an excerpt from my untitled book:

To the Semi;Colons for their encouragement and support in helping me realize one of my dreams – to write a book on our cancer experiences, so that others will not have to walk alone during their journey. My story is your story and I thank you for your love, friendship, and all of the support you have given me.

In my head, I’m working on the Forward and have outlined several ideas that will become the chapters of the book. Very early, but I’ve got concepts for about 6 chapters so far.

I’m working on the title of the book now, and thought it would be fun to see what your idea of my book title might be.

Here’s one that I’m feeling strongly about right now:

“The Beast Within” – An Introspective Journey Inside the World of Cancer


So, if you have some ideas for the title, please let me know.

Or if you like the “pending” title, you can tell me if you like that or not.

It will be fun to see your perspectives on this post – and we could all use a tiny break in the action to have some fun with this. Thank you in advance for all who participates.

Great seeing you all today:)

-Craig
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Comments

  • khl8
    khl8 Member Posts: 807
    Here is a title for you
    Colorectal cancer, what a pain in the A&&!!!! LOL
  • John23
    John23 Member Posts: 2,122
    How about

    CraigsList






    (maybe you can sell stuff in it, too!)
  • CanadaSue
    CanadaSue Member Posts: 339
    I love it!
    Craig,

    I love your Title!


    Hugs,

    Sue
  • geotina
    geotina Member Posts: 2,111
    Title
    I absolutely love the title as it is. It captures everything, that this is indeed, a journey.

    Hugs Tina
  • abrub
    abrub Member Posts: 2,171
    How about...
    How about "Semi-Colon Doesn't Mean Full Stop - An Introspective Journey Inside the World of Cancer"?
  • dianetavegia
    dianetavegia Member Posts: 1,942
    Already a book........
    There's already a book, a game and a movie called 'The Beast Within'. That might hurt sales just because people would assume. You could mix it up with some personalization like 'The Beast Within Me'.
  • amyb15
    amyb15 Member Posts: 109

    Already a book........
    There's already a book, a game and a movie called 'The Beast Within'. That might hurt sales just because people would assume. You could mix it up with some personalization like 'The Beast Within Me'.

    Craig:
    Love yor title

    Craig:
    Love yor title
  • WinneyPooh
    WinneyPooh Member Posts: 318
    Why not use humor
    I would
    call my book,
    Pooh wars
    Or potty training, the adult version
    What to do when your plumbing no longer works, the stories of colon can cer
    that last ones kind of long,

    Good luck, craig you alway have alot to say any we all like reading it.

    Love ya
    Penny
  • RickMurtagh
    RickMurtagh Member Posts: 586
    Title
    The Poop, the Whole Poop and Nothing but the Poop - An introspective journey inside the world of cancer.
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673
    John23 said:

    How about

    CraigsList






    (maybe you can sell stuff in it, too!)
    Good one John!

    Good one John!
  • velo8162
    velo8162 Member Posts: 15

    Title
    The Poop, the Whole Poop and Nothing but the Poop - An introspective journey inside the world of cancer.

    My Title
    well, since I was diagnosed with Adenocarcinomo of the colon and I enjoy cycling, I would name mine Adenocyclonomo! (too many o's)
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673
    Hi Craig,
    Good for you for

    Hi Craig,

    Good for you for making this happen! I like your title; alternatively before I read your idea I was thinking about how Donna calls you "Lion" + thought about "The Lion DOESN'T sleep tonight" - You know that old song but changing it a little.

    All the best with this endeavour.
  • Fight for my love
    Fight for my love Member Posts: 1,522
    Wow,you will be busy for a
    Wow,you will be busy for a while,good for you.I think all the experiences you had would be great treasure for people who are fighting against cancer.If you can make this book published,I am sure this is going to cause echo from other people.I can`t give you any advice on the tile,but I hope everything goes well,good luck with it.
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,709 **
    Title
    I think that's a good title. You are a very good writer and can put down in words what others are only thinking or feeling.

    Kim
  • betina61
    betina61 Member Posts: 642
    A BOOK !!!!!
    I am glad that you are seriously considering writing a book, I think you have "all the ingredients" needed to do it, so go for it. I like the title that you mention, but if it is already part of another book or movie (The beast within)as Diane says, maybe it will no be the best title.Just my opinion
  • msccolon
    msccolon Member Posts: 1,917

    Title
    The Poop, the Whole Poop and Nothing but the Poop - An introspective journey inside the world of cancer.

    Like Rick's title ;)
    I think you definitely need to find something that hasn't already been taken ... Colon cancer, how I became a Poopologist :)
    mary
  • imagineit2010
    imagineit2010 Member Posts: 152
    My 2 cents
    Well Craig, after reading some of your bio and stories I think the title should be more personal than commercial. Your "public" battle told on here and your personal accomplishments that have kept you here (alive). How about "Da Vici's Lullaby, One man's cancer journey shared with friends".. Reffering to the procedure that you had, the obvious Allison Kraus connection and your presence here. I would steer away from the angry notions like "Beast, Monster, etc.... You have been a very positive force on here and that should be the tempo of your writings. IMHO.....
    Chris
  • lizzydavis
    lizzydavis Member Posts: 893

    My 2 cents
    Well Craig, after reading some of your bio and stories I think the title should be more personal than commercial. Your "public" battle told on here and your personal accomplishments that have kept you here (alive). How about "Da Vici's Lullaby, One man's cancer journey shared with friends".. Reffering to the procedure that you had, the obvious Allison Kraus connection and your presence here. I would steer away from the angry notions like "Beast, Monster, etc.... You have been a very positive force on here and that should be the tempo of your writings. IMHO.....
    Chris

    Consider these...
    Consider these...

    Cancer in Texas – My survival story

    Colorectal Cancer in Texas and My Cancer Survivors Network

    Colorectal Cancer Texan Style

    Our Cancer Battle
  • Jaylo969
    Jaylo969 Member Posts: 824

    Consider these...
    Consider these...

    Cancer in Texas – My survival story

    Colorectal Cancer in Texas and My Cancer Survivors Network

    Colorectal Cancer Texan Style

    Our Cancer Battle

    Title suggestion
    My Journey With Colon( or colorectal) Cancer: A Real Kick in the Butt ( Or Azz )

    You'll do well Craig:)

    -Pat
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    The Collective Power of the Board
    Wow - this is some good stuff!

    Please, please keep sending in your thoughts and ideas - it's a great sounding board and I knew that I could count on you guys to tell it like it is.

    All of your ideas have been good. I'm enjoying reading them and seeing the perspective "from your eyes."

    I'll have a lot to think about - have done some research on what it takes to get a book published and how to find a literary agent.

    I'm in a whole new world, well actually I'm on the outside looking in - scary and exciting at the same time!

    A big thank you and please keep your ideas coming...this book is being written with all of us in mind - I need all of you along for this rollercoaster ride...please keep all hands and feet inside the car while the ride is in motion, LOL:)

    Hope I have not bitten off more than I can chew:)

    Semi;colons Rock!

    -Craig
  • CanadaSue
    CanadaSue Member Posts: 339
    AnneCan said:

    Hi Craig,
    Good for you for

    Hi Craig,

    Good for you for making this happen! I like your title; alternatively before I read your idea I was thinking about how Donna calls you "Lion" + thought about "The Lion DOESN'T sleep tonight" - You know that old song but changing it a little.

    All the best with this endeavour.

    Love it
    Anne,

    What a great title:

    It also would go along with the "Relay for Life" Where they walk at night because cancer also does not sleep!


    hugs,

    Sue
  • snommintj
    snommintj Member Posts: 601
    Sundanceh said:

    The Collective Power of the Board
    Wow - this is some good stuff!

    Please, please keep sending in your thoughts and ideas - it's a great sounding board and I knew that I could count on you guys to tell it like it is.

    All of your ideas have been good. I'm enjoying reading them and seeing the perspective "from your eyes."

    I'll have a lot to think about - have done some research on what it takes to get a book published and how to find a literary agent.

    I'm in a whole new world, well actually I'm on the outside looking in - scary and exciting at the same time!

    A big thank you and please keep your ideas coming...this book is being written with all of us in mind - I need all of you along for this rollercoaster ride...please keep all hands and feet inside the car while the ride is in motion, LOL:)

    Hope I have not bitten off more than I can chew:)

    Semi;colons Rock!

    -Craig

    My book title
    I Knew A$$holes Were Out to Kill Me, I Never Guessed it Would be Mine!
  • Kerry S
    Kerry S Member Posts: 606
    the valley of death
    Cancer – My fun filled trip through the valley of death
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    Book
    "Cancer and the Sundance Kid"
    or
    "Read This Book: It Could Save Your ****"
    or
    "The **** You Save Could Be Your Own"

    Gee, do you think you'll run short of words Craig?
    Just bustin ya!
    -p
  • coloCan
    coloCan Member Posts: 1,944 **
    PhillieG said:

    Book
    "Cancer and the Sundance Kid"
    or
    "Read This Book: It Could Save Your ****"
    or
    "The **** You Save Could Be Your Own"

    Gee, do you think you'll run short of words Craig?
    Just bustin ya!
    -p

    How about: "A View From the Rear:My Life with CRC"
    Whatever the title, how about including exerpts from here as well interspered thru your book.....steve
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    coloCan said:

    How about: "A View From the Rear:My Life with CRC"
    Whatever the title, how about including exerpts from here as well interspered thru your book.....steve

    I thought you wrote
    "A View From MY Rear: Life with CRC"
    But yours is very good Steve
  • John23
    John23 Member Posts: 2,122
    Sundanceh said:

    The Collective Power of the Board
    Wow - this is some good stuff!

    Please, please keep sending in your thoughts and ideas - it's a great sounding board and I knew that I could count on you guys to tell it like it is.

    All of your ideas have been good. I'm enjoying reading them and seeing the perspective "from your eyes."

    I'll have a lot to think about - have done some research on what it takes to get a book published and how to find a literary agent.

    I'm in a whole new world, well actually I'm on the outside looking in - scary and exciting at the same time!

    A big thank you and please keep your ideas coming...this book is being written with all of us in mind - I need all of you along for this rollercoaster ride...please keep all hands and feet inside the car while the ride is in motion, LOL:)

    Hope I have not bitten off more than I can chew:)

    Semi;colons Rock!

    -Craig

    Oh well.
    Oh well.

    I thought you'd go with the "CraigsList" one, but.....

    How about:

    "Hindsight" A look into my wrecked rectum.

    "No Butts About Us" Tails from the past.

    "No Passing" A new world without the crap.

    "My rear view of life" A book about my half-assed situation.

    "The Rectum Whisperer" Words cannnot make up for waste.

    "Shortened exits" Intestinal fortitude at it's best.

    Gee Craig, your comment:
    "Hope I have not bitten off more than I can chew"
    was reminescent of Marv Albert's famous situation. In a slightly
    different context, of course....



    I'll stop now..... my head hurts.
  • Sundanceh said:

    The Collective Power of the Board
    Wow - this is some good stuff!

    Please, please keep sending in your thoughts and ideas - it's a great sounding board and I knew that I could count on you guys to tell it like it is.

    All of your ideas have been good. I'm enjoying reading them and seeing the perspective "from your eyes."

    I'll have a lot to think about - have done some research on what it takes to get a book published and how to find a literary agent.

    I'm in a whole new world, well actually I'm on the outside looking in - scary and exciting at the same time!

    A big thank you and please keep your ideas coming...this book is being written with all of us in mind - I need all of you along for this rollercoaster ride...please keep all hands and feet inside the car while the ride is in motion, LOL:)

    Hope I have not bitten off more than I can chew:)

    Semi;colons Rock!

    -Craig

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  • RickMurtagh
    RickMurtagh Member Posts: 586
    snommintj said:

    My book title
    I Knew A$$holes Were Out to Kill Me, I Never Guessed it Would be Mine!

    laf
    laf - i am glad i am wearing depends!
  • RickMurtagh
    RickMurtagh Member Posts: 586
    John23 said:

    Oh well.
    Oh well.

    I thought you'd go with the "CraigsList" one, but.....

    How about:

    "Hindsight" A look into my wrecked rectum.

    "No Butts About Us" Tails from the past.

    "No Passing" A new world without the crap.

    "My rear view of life" A book about my half-assed situation.

    "The Rectum Whisperer" Words cannnot make up for waste.

    "Shortened exits" Intestinal fortitude at it's best.

    Gee Craig, your comment:
    "Hope I have not bitten off more than I can chew"
    was reminescent of Marv Albert's famous situation. In a slightly
    different context, of course....



    I'll stop now..... my head hurts.

    wow
    oh my - john, you have given this too much thought
    damn you guys crack me up