This is a list I have started that includes great names I have come up with for either novels, poems, or short stories. I have already come up with ideas on all of them. Come up with your own list of ideas for writing. Here is one example. 


Jalinda waited by the cafeteria. She knew by looking at Greydon he wasn’t telling her everything about the accident the week before. She speculated for a moment then decided it wasn’t worth the time today. Eventually she would find out. 

The problem was he wasn’t the only one with secrets. She wasn’t sure if he would ever talk to her again once he found out her secret. Facing him was inevitable, but after her horrible day, today was not that day. He wouldn’t believe her anyway. She was sure he would tell all his jock friends, and then she would be laughed out of school and be the new piranha. 


1. Regretting Choices

Melody walked the twelve blocks to the bus station with only a bookbag stuffed full of everything she owned except for her billfold that held her Voter ID card, state ID  card, driver’s license, and $258.45. Tucked under it all was her birth certificate and social security card. Nothing remained at her foster parent’s house she had lived at for the last twelve years. She had no memories from the first six years of her life. 

Her foster mom, who had been a gentle soul, told her that she had been dropped off at a local fire department beaten so badly she was hardly recognized for a girl. Her red hair had been shaved off and a boy’s t-shirt, blue jeans, and shoes were all that was left except the necklace that she currently wore. She had loved her foster mom, but she had died six months ago.

From that time her foster dad had drunk himself into oblivion. Every night she had to bar the door with a chair and listen to screams and shouts and cursing. The next day he always apologized and begged her not to leave. She had a few bruises each morning from the scuffle to escape him. She was tired of fighting. Her foster brother had left a month ago. Now she was walking away. 

2. Secrets in the House

3. Angry at Love

4. Lies within Truth

5. Disaster in the Making

6. Making a Cake of Yourself

7. Animal Cruelty

8. Shy but Vicious

9. Smiling through the Danger

10. Vacation in Heaven

11. Sidhe Seer

12. Adventures in the Big City

13. Running from Fate

14. Riding the Waves

15. Smoke Stack Mountain

16. Coming into Your Own

17. Inheriting the Impossible 

18. Fighting for Independence

19. Joined at the Hip

20. Dangers Below

21. Uncertain Beau

23. Lost Treasure

24. Family in the Making

25. Deciding to Believe

26. Escaping the Island Paradise

27. Dead Again

28. Holiday Disaster

29. Doubtful Duties

30. Dangerous Lessons

31. Beauty is only Skin Deep

32. Having Options

33. Racing the Train

34. Living a Do-Over 

35. Jumping for Joy

36. Freeze Frame

37. Sharks in the Water

38. Cooking for the King

39. Ghosts of Yesterday

40. Growing up Wild

41. Quiet Anticipation

42. Living on Cloud Nine

43. Snake in the Basket

44. Dog Gone

45. Crazy for Catnip

46. Underground Mission

47. Falling Up Hill

48. Out of this World

49. Windy Daze

50. Crazy Cats go Home


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