If your life was a novel, what would the title be? And how would the novel of y

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  1. Seek-n-Find profile image75
    Seek-n-Findposted 8 years ago

    If your life was a novel, what would the title be?  And how would the novel of your life start?

    Mine might be called:  "The Girl Who Knew Too Much"  The first few lines to mine might be:

    "The young girl, mature beyond her years, lived in the future as though it were a memory from her past.  Always running, arriving before she was ready.  Grace was the anchor she sought--to surrender to what is and not what ought to be.  This was the ease and flow she desired...

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  2. connorj profile image74
    connorjposted 8 years ago

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    I think my working title would be "There and Back."  Maybe I would reconsider and title it; The Boy Who Knew Too Little. I contemplate it would commence with this sentence...
    As he awakened from his comatose state; he looked to his aine-true-love, and whispered, "Is it ok if I go back!"

    1. Seek-n-Find profile image75
      Seek-n-Findposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ooooo!  I like it.  I'm totally intrigued...so...I must ask...where did you go?

    2. connorj profile image74
      connorjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Dear Seek-n -Find,
      I went to the other-side...

    3. Seek-n-Find profile image75
      Seek-n-Findposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think we should converse!  I'm about 1/3 way through a book I'm writing about that very topic.  Please, if you are willing, let me know if you'd like to share any details.  :-)  I'm quite curious!

    4. connorj profile image74
      connorjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely, I would love to share my experience and insight with you. If I could (only) re-locate a hub I authored titled, There and Back part 2 a couple of years ago it would be facilitating...

    5. Billie Kelpin profile image84
      Billie Kelpinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Love it!

    6. Seek-n-Find profile image75
      Seek-n-Findposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'll look for it--thank you!!!  Can't wait to read it.

  3. ESPeck1919 profile image93
    ESPeck1919posted 8 years ago

    Mine would probably "Yellow House On the Hill"

    It would probably start something like, "Once upon a time, a girl with huge feet came into the world. Unimpressed with the cold November day, she spared the dyslexic doctor a half hearted whine, and promptly demanded a good swaddling."

    1. Seek-n-Find profile image75
      Seek-n-Findposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      :-)  I like it!  I can tell the novel would be very entertaining to read.  I hope these beginnings turn into stories!  I'd love to read them.  You've got my attention...let me know should you write more!

    2. ESPeck1919 profile image93
      ESPeck1919posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you! I'll let you know if I end up writing a memoir or something of the like. wink

  4. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 8 years ago

    Desiderata:  Things Desired.

    I have no idea how it would start except to say - oh this will be boring.

    1. Seek-n-Find profile image75
      Seek-n-Findposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Great title---but oh no!  Nobody's story can be boring.  There is too much depth inside each person--too much worth.  Even if a life is barraged in mundane,its one's "essence" that creates excitement.  In movies, the characters matter more than plot!

  5. Dan Barfield profile image79
    Dan Barfieldposted 8 years ago

    I would probably call mine: Addicted to life

    Opening few lines:

    I was born. The circumstances surrounding this event are mysterious but suffice it to say, the result was me. For reasons undisclosed my birth mother handed me over to a pair of people with better sense and more money than herself. Thus was my adoption secured.

    1. Seek-n-Find profile image75
      Seek-n-Findposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      VEEEERY good!  Great story-starters on Hub Pages!  And that the story is true--even better.  It sounds like there is an amazing depth to your story--richness--an adventure through highs and lows--celebrations and mysteries.  Thanks for sharing!

  6. swati17 profile image69
    swati17posted 8 years ago

    Title : "In the quest...Lies my glee"

    Starts like "  "One more morning...one more day...more opportunities coming my way...."...As I take the first sip of my coffee...I look forward to an energy that fills me up for the journey ahead.Consequences and destinations are the perks..but it's the quest for making the choices that keeps me going for the perks ahead ....Let's embrace the climb until we reach the top....for it's the memories we live for"

    1. Seek-n-Find profile image75
      Seek-n-Findposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ahhh--the quest.  Sounds like you are all in--embracing this journey--good for you!  I heard a quote:  Live as if the future is a memory.  Seems fitting!  Thanks for sharing!

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    JThomp42posted 8 years ago

    My title would be "My life" as I have already basically started to write a bit about my life on HP in six segments. They do not even scratch the surface.

    It would probably begin the way I began Part I in my writings.

    1. Seek-n-Find profile image75
      Seek-n-Findposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ah--ahead of the game!  Great--I'll look forward to taking a look!  I had to write an autobiography for grad school--wow was it hard.  How do you put your life in a book--confined to space and time?  Good job for starting!

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Those are my thoughts exactly. I suppose that is what is holding me back, plus the fallout it may cause.

  8. Billie Kelpin profile image84
    Billie Kelpinposted 8 years ago

    Fun, fun question:  I've got several:
    "I 'Coulda' Been a Contender" or how about
    "My Life - A Warning to Others" or
    "It Might Have Been" or
    "Dream Interrupted" or
    "How to Feel Sorry for Yourself in Three Easy Lessons"
    "'To Strive, To Seek, To Find'...Oops"
    Geez, I think there's a theme here, huh?  So maybe it should be
    "Wait, Is There Still Time?"
    Opening line: He stood beside the dresser they had sanded and stained together. "Are you going to marry her?" she asked.  "We don't have plans yet," and the 'we' shot from his lips into her heart like sharpened dagger. She tugged to pull out the blade, realizing the absurdity of thinking how handsome he looked in his Harringbone tweed jacket as he stood there killing her with "we."

    1. Seek-n-Find profile image75
      Seek-n-Findposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ah--you made me smile.  Thanks for that!  Maybe your title could be all those titles--it makes a point!  :-)  I really want to read more!  Those opening sentences sound like a roller coaster of a story follows...if you write it I will read it!

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    GoldenThreadPressposted 8 years ago

    I would have to call mine: "Been there. Done that."  smile   Best Regards--Deb

    1. Seek-n-Find profile image75
      Seek-n-Findposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      :-)  Sounds like you have some varied experiences!  Thanks for your answer.

  10. Theophanes profile image91
    Theophanesposted 8 years ago

    Hmmm, my answer to this question would change daily, or even hourly, but here's what I'm thinking at the moment. I'll call it How Did I End Up Here?!

    "Life went in the usual manner - a happy childhood, a morosely depressive and isolated set of teenage years, and an adulthood that wandered in an out of new territories with the dubious certainty of a river. There had been a lot of crazy people, a lot of crazy times, and in the end nothing seemed to make sense. It was a wonderful string of random acts, moments of epiphany, hundreds of obstacles, and even a touch of serendipity. It seemed so unlikely, and yet when the stars lined up there I stood gazing upon the world with wild eyed wonder."

    1. Seek-n-Find profile image75
      Seek-n-Findposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I love it!!!  Wow--there really are a lot of great writers here on Hub Pages--each with such a unique "start" to the story of their lives!  As I've said to others--I'd love to hear more!  Let me know should you continue.  :-)

  11. kulewriter profile image59
    kulewriterposted 8 years ago

    "Here I Am ... Again"  -- that would be my title.

    My first lines:
    The moment I realized that I didn't have a clue what happened to me, my mind jerked forward to the future and the fact that I was going to be in it for better or worse.  This time around the carousel I planned on having more say about how things were going to turn out.

    1. Seek-n-Find profile image75
      Seek-n-Findposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hmm....curious about how things did (or are?) turning out!

    2. kulewriter profile image59
      kulewriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Seek-n-Find ... a fascinating lifetime of so many changes and advances in my awareness of myself as a being, a writer, a man and a part of humanity.

 
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