Sunday, September 28, 2008

postheadericon CHATIQUE #14 - Inspiration for a Title

Haven't we all been in this position...a beautiful scrapbook page is almost done, all except the title. You sit head-in-hands until you finally settle on the name of the main character, or location. or event. You don't LIKE "Aunt Suzie's Birthday" but what choice do you have?

PLENTY! We are going to look at some sources of inspiration this week.

First. When you type in a search, you can start with poems: quotes: or songs:
and the topic after the colon. i.e. poems: sisters The colon filters out blog entries and forum messages with the words in the body.

Second. Make sure you give full credit to the author, songwriter, and source. In some cases the title of the whole work, the person who recorded the song, whatever else is proper. You can use a smaller type for the credits, but make sure they are on the page.

POETRY: Titles, verses or entirety:
POETRY.COM searchable by author: http://www.poetry.com/
FAMILY FRIENDS POEMS: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/fam...ster-poems.asp
POEM HUNTER.COM: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/fam...ster-poems.asp
POETRY AMERICA: http://www.poetryamerica.com/

SONGS: Titles, partial or entire lyrics:

SONG-LYRICS.NET: http://www.songs-lyrics.net/
LYRICS.COM: http://www.lyrics.com/
LYRICS SEARCH ENGINE: http://lyrics.astraweb.com/
A-Z LYRICS UNIVERSE: http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...q=songs+lyrics


QUOTATIONS: including verses from religous books:
BARTLETT'S QUOTATIONS: http://www.online-literature.com/quotes/quotations.php
THE COLUMBIA WORLD OF QUOTATIONS: http://education.yahoo.com/reference/quotations/
THINK EXISTS.COM: http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes/with/keyword/bible/
QUOTATIONS FROM THE BIBLE: http://www.j30ad.org/Quotations.htm

For a while a few years ago we were bombarded with dictionary or thesaurus entries as titles. Well, the dictionery still can inspire a great title. Copy and paste from an online dictionary or type in from a paper dictionary or Thesaurus.
Dictionary.Com http://dictionary.reference.com/
Cambridge Dictionary http://dictionary.cambridge.org/
YourDictionary http://www.yourdictionary.com/

How about Movie Titles? I once did a layout of storm damage and used the title, "Gone with the Wind" with a movie poster as a faded background. Bet you can think of some.
Yahoo Movie Titles: http://dir.yahoo.com/Entertainment/M...d_Film/Titles/
The Internet Movie Data Base (searchable): http://www.imdb.com/search
Movie TItle Index: http://www.textweek.com/movies/titleindex.htm
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Don't forget quotations from your family. One day I will write down all of my dad's favorite, oft-repeated funny lines. I AM collecting "Gabbyisms"; those cute things my granddaughter says and I will be doing the same for Abby as she learns to talk.

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