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What Would the Title of my Book Be?

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Sundanceh
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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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lesvanb
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or with a more positive spin "Still Here" though Ram Dass has also written a book with that name. I highly recommend it. Hilarious and poignant.

Leslie

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lisa42
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Hi Craig,

I just realized, as I was scrolling down this thread today, that I never did reply to you. I thought I had, but I guess I just thought it and never actually typed it (I've been known to do that- easily distracted, I guess- lol!) Anyhow, I am SO glad you are writing a book!! I am really excited about it for you!
I like the Craigslist suggestion, but don't know if you could use that without copyright issues or something. It would get people's attention though.
I like your Beast Within idea, too. Sorry I don't have any other ideas on a title.
I think it would be cool to have one of the chapters be a grouping of several people's real stories- maybe people here from the board who would agree to have their stories or situations included. It could give people out there fighting some hope to hear of others who are fighting and have been several years into the fight, defying the odds and statistics.

Keep us posted on this, Craig!!! I'll be first in line to buy a copy!

Hugs,
Lisa

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Aud
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Hope you have fun writing your book. As far as the title, I agree with some of us here that it will reveal itself to you as you are writing the book, chapter by chapter, sentence by sentence, word by word. And like any storyteller, you will take your/our words, experiences and turn them into something living and wonderful.
The creative process is a very cool thing, be it writing, music, dance, (verbal) storytelling, designing a room, painting rocks!
Take it with a grain of salt -- some words/thoughts that come to mind, titles - maybe, maybe not: "A Survivor's Tale," "No One Invited the Beast" - (but it came anyway...unannounced, uninvited),...again, have fun, Craig.
And keep us posted, as much as you want to anyway.
Sometimes, when writing, it could be a very private thing too. Until one's ready to share.
~Aud

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abmb
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Whatever the title I am sure it will be good. Keep us posted on the progress of your book. I am sure everyone here will want to purchase a copy when it hits the shelves. Margaret

coloCan
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Whatever its tile, its contents will be what counts and thats already a winner!

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