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nancy sv
09-23-2007, 10:04 PM
You guys always have such wonderful witty ideas, I thought I'd come here to ask for help. I'm trying to come up the a chapter title for one chapter in my book, but am really struggling with it. It's a chapter about when I had to leave my husband and sons on the bike trip to go back to Boise to take care of Mom when she had a horrible reaction to her chemotherapy and nearly died. The boys continued on along the California coast without me for a month. The chapter ends when I get back down to California and am reunited with my boys.

Some of my other chapter titles are:

Pipe Dreams and Hare-Brained Schemes
Rabbit Bushes and Shoe Trees
A Mad Dash to Nowhere
Dangling Lightbulbs and Country Doctors

I'm trying to come up iwth something that will basically say something like "Disconnect and Reconnect" or something like that - about the idea that we separated and then came back together. But I want it to be snappy and witty and kind of clever. Any ideas? Thanks for your help!

melaniehoo
09-23-2007, 10:22 PM
Back in the Saddle Again?

(question mark not part of title) :)

nancy sv
09-23-2007, 10:27 PM
Hmmm... Back in the Saddle Again... It might work. At least it's a starting place. Thanks - I think if I can put a bunch of ideas togehter I might get it!!

melaniehoo
09-23-2007, 10:34 PM
I'm also naming my chapters and I keep getting song titles stuck in my head. I think the saddle bit is a song, or at least it's from a song. One of mine is Don't Drink the Water (Dave Matthews) but it's about Mexico, so it works.

Good luck!

nancy sv
09-23-2007, 10:52 PM
Yeah - quirky, witty chapter titles are tough. I feel like I've got most of htem, but there are still a few chapters I'm not happy with. I'll keep thinking about it. Ijust need lots of ideas and then I'll put htem all together and something will snap into place!

Joe270
09-24-2007, 12:10 AM
Back to Boise and Back to the Boys.

nancy sv
09-24-2007, 12:24 AM
Hmmm... the idea of Back could work! I'll play with that one...

kdnxdr
09-24-2007, 12:31 AM
Rerouted for Love

Mom's Can be Everywhere

Trusting Enough to Let Go

God's Grace is a Mom's Best Friend

Just The Boys

When Mom's Not There

Maybe these titles aren't snappy/witty/funny but after reading through your fantastic stories and what you've indicated here, I had these come to mind. I told my husband about your journeys. They are wonderful and incredible stories.

kid

nancy sv
09-24-2007, 02:00 AM
I like the Rerouted for Love one!! And the others are great too - gosh, you've got lots of ideas!

Thanks for your words about our journey. It was such a fantastic expereince for all four of us. We learned more than we could knew one could learn in a year, and grew more than we could hvae imagined. We are soooo looking forward to getting back on the road in 21 months!!

Silver King
09-24-2007, 04:04 AM
Off Road and Back on Track

nancy sv
09-24-2007, 06:57 AM
that's an interesting one! I'm writing all these ideas down and will try to get them all put togehter somehow. Keep 'em coming!

Azraelsbane
09-24-2007, 09:27 AM
Dare I even suggest There and Back Again? ;) Sorry, unless you're a Tolkien fan you probably see nothing funny about it.

nancy sv
09-24-2007, 06:59 PM
There and Back Again was actually my first thought!! But then I figured I couldn't go there... or can I????

Joe270
09-24-2007, 07:09 PM
How about a little twist on it, like 'been there and back again', naw, bad verb choice.

Emergencies and contingencies?

nancy sv
09-26-2007, 06:53 AM
I think I'm going to have to take all the ideas and throw them in a bag and mix 'em all up togehter!! Either that or rewrite the chapter so it includes more...

veinglory
09-26-2007, 07:00 AM
Deja voodoo?

nancy sv
09-26-2007, 10:41 PM
Deja Voodoo - LOL!!!

Little Red Barn
09-27-2007, 12:40 AM
I like the Rerouted for Love one.. says it all

jennifer75
09-27-2007, 12:49 AM
It's a chapter about when I had to leave my husband and sons on the bike trip to go back to Boise to take care of Mom when she had a horrible reaction to her chemotherapy and nearly died. The boys continued on along the California coast without me for a month. The chapter ends when I get back down to California and am reunited with my boys.



I'm trying to come up iwth something that will basically say something like "Disconnect and Reconnect" or something like that - about the idea that we separated and then came back together. But I want it to be snappy and witty and kind of clever. Any ideas? Thanks for your help!

HOW ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE "BACK TO THE END" ... meaning you're going back to mother only to return where you left off...or something. I don't know. I just number my chapters. Titles would be like writing...and shoot I can't seem to do that!

jennifer75
09-27-2007, 12:50 AM
There and Back Again was actually my first thought!! But then I figured I couldn't go there... or can I????


How about, just "Back Again". It applies to going back to mom and coming back to the boys.

or "Back, again".

Stew21
09-27-2007, 12:54 AM
How about something with "Detour"?

MidnightMuse
09-27-2007, 12:55 AM
I suppose "Chapter Five" is out of the running?


:D

nancy sv
09-27-2007, 01:50 AM
I'm thinking something with detour as well. Like Emotional Detour or something - something to show that my allegiance shifted from my husband and sons to my mom, but only for a while. I also like Rerouted for Love too.

Sunkissed27f
09-27-2007, 02:00 AM
I don't know maybe:
From One Mother to Another

A Mother for Us All
Signifying you were going to your mother, then coming back to being a mother again?

Sunkissed27f
09-27-2007, 02:01 AM
Left something out....
A Mother's Way

nancy sv
09-27-2007, 11:07 PM
I like "From One Mother to Another"! That's kind of neat idea - leaving my job as Mom to take on another role having to do with mothering.. Thanks!

Sunkissed27f
09-27-2007, 11:14 PM
You're welcome!