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vegan07

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Need title for my action/thriller novel
Posted: Feb 2, 2012 8:40 PM
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Hi.

I have an action thriller novel that I am putting out soon, but I need a name change. It was previously called 'Blizzard' but I want to give it a new name since that isnt quite appropriate. Now, the premise is this:
[i]An ex-con trying to redeem himself finds his past catching up when an old accomplice kidnaps his father, the sherrif, and treks to the canadian border while a blizzard rages.[/i]

Now, this actually isnt quite correct, since the blizzard isnt going all the time but other than that it is pretty much correct. I am digging this out to the suceess of film The Grey, and thus need a title to reflect the snow and so on.

Any ideas?
shaddamax

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Re: Need title for my action/thriller novel
Posted: Feb 2, 2012 9:02 PM   in response to: vegan07 in response to: vegan07
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"White Out" ?
gldrummond

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Re: Need title for my action/thriller novel
Posted: Feb 2, 2012 9:06 PM   in response to: vegan07 in response to: vegan07
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Hazardous?

His situation and the weather are both that.

Um, you misspelled 'sheriff'. ;)
chapterwon

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Re: Need title for my action/thriller novel
Posted: Feb 2, 2012 9:11 PM   in response to: vegan07 in response to: vegan07
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Out in the Cold
bluemoonjo

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Re: Need title for my action/thriller novel
Posted: Feb 2, 2012 9:37 PM   in response to: vegan07 in response to: vegan07
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How about ...

Snow Redemption

(lurker, signed up to post LOL)

chapterwon

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Re: Need title for my action/thriller novel
Posted: Feb 2, 2012 9:41 PM   in response to: vegan07 in response to: vegan07
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Cooler to Cold
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Re: Need title for my action/thriller novel
Posted: Feb 2, 2012 10:23 PM   in response to: vegan07 in response to: vegan07
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I'm of the opinion that it probably can't be done. Or rather that it's already been done so many times that all the good titles are taken. Sure something like [i]Chill Factor[/i] would be great, but its been done. [i]Beneath so and so Skies[/i] has been done to death. I think you might be better off focussing on what the story is actually about which is something along the lines of honor, courage, respect, redemption, and maybe just bit of fury as well.
colleenhooverr

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Re: Need title for my action/thriller novel
Posted: Feb 2, 2012 11:15 PM   in response to: vegan07 in response to: vegan07
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Border Pass
Canadian Chill
Cold Crossing
Chill Thrill
Die NIckelback (had to do it)
Cold Escape
Blizzard Break
Breaking Borders
boundless boundaries
boundless border
Escape race

Make it stop.............
colleenhooverr

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Posted: Feb 2, 2012 11:18 PM   in response to: colleenhooverr in response to: colleenhooverr
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Chilled redemption
Cold redemption
borderless redemption
Nickelback loses their passports and has to remain in Canada forever
white redemption
colleenhooverr

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Posted: Feb 3, 2012 12:03 AM   in response to: colleenhooverr in response to: colleenhooverr
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oooh.
Crossing Redemption
or
Redemption Crossing

Redeemed

Maximum chill

Cold fury

flurry fury ;)

Flight of the snowflake

Good god I'm going to bed on that one. Goodnight and good luck!
gldrummond

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Posted: Feb 3, 2012 12:54 AM   in response to: colleenhooverr in response to: colleenhooverr
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"Die NIckelback (had to do it)"

Colleen! stern look

LOL. Crazy woman. :)

cheapliterature...

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Re: Need title for my action/thriller novel
Posted: Feb 3, 2012 2:12 AM   in response to: gldrummond in response to: gldrummond
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This Blows My Mind.

If you've written a full novel. Surely you can write a few more words! In fact, picking a title is the totally the best part for me! Sometimes I just come up with titles and then work on a short story based on the title - I love titling things so much.

But in terms of some advice - how about your just sort of look at some small incidence that's a major influence in the story - and call it something to do with that. The catalyst for the change. Work around those ideas - try and stay away from clichéd titles because at best it looks passé and at worst makes your fiction look like a cheap imitation of the title idea that it's ripped off of.
gldrummond

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Re: Need title for my action/thriller novel
Posted: Feb 3, 2012 2:59 AM   in response to: cheapliterature... in response to: cheapliterature...
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vegan07 is the one looking for the title for this book, not me. :)
vegan07

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Re: Need title for my action/thriller novel
Posted: Feb 3, 2012 5:11 AM   in response to: gldrummond in response to: gldrummond
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Thanks everyone thus far. Some good suggestions. Will think on them. But keep them coming. And yes, I could think of a title myself, and have thought of some, but just thought I would throw my idea out and see what everyone thought.

I want something which is short and sweet and something that has something to do with the snow, cold, revenge, and so on.

So keep those suggestions coming people...
sargeking

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Re: Need title for my action/thriller novel
Posted: Feb 3, 2012 5:36 AM   in response to: vegan07 in response to: vegan07
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The Abominable Snowman. Oops! Already taken. My bad.
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