Kick 'Em While They're Down

Hooray for the Warm Fuzzies Blogfest! Here is the prompt for week #3:

What messes do you get your MC into? How do you kick 'em while they're down? I've heard agents and conference workshop-givers say, "Always say NO to your characters." Add setbacks, keep them from reaching their goals.....until the end.




Here are a few examples of my character's mishaps, to show her character arc. And see what kind of titles you can come up with based on poor Kiana's mishaps! It can be funny, sad, scary, whatever! Choose your own TITLE for my WIP!!

Kiana is the only person in her world who doesn't have magic, so she has that fact shoved in her face everytime anyone she's around uses it. Her best friend runs away, and shortly afterward her brother gets taken in a raid, and Kiana doesn't even have magic to be able to save him. Then a jar of enchanted tears chooses her to save the world, but she can't because suddenly everyone is out to get the tears from her. She has to learn how to fight, which means getting beat up over and over, and when she finally does learn to fight, she ends up getting taken by the same dudes who took her brother. Not good situations.

Yeesh! And yeah, there's totally spoilers in that paragraph, but I doubt anyone will remember that much by the time I get it published--hopefully in the near future!!!!!!

Points-wise, I'll be tweeting this, so there's 1, and 5 for blogging! :D
Anyway--what do you think? Based on the deets, what would you title my book as?

20 comments

Cozy in Texas said...

I stopped by your blog today.
Ann

caitpeterson said...

Sounds like an awesome story! I'm going with "Tears for Magic."

Kate Larkindale said...

Ummm.... Wow! Sounds like an exciting story...

Titles.... Ummm... Fighting Tears?

Cassie Mae said...

Title: Give Me Some Magic for Crying Out Loud!

Get it? Lol, I love puns :)

Tara Tyler said...

she is unlucky! and cursed!
hmmm, how bout

Magic, Who Needs It!

or

Just One Spell

great story!

Jessica Therrien said...

I love the no magic in a world where everyone is a magician of some sort. Great concept. Looking forward to seeing it published! As for a title, Sacred Tears...I don't know lol. I suck at titles.

Jess said...

Hmmm... How about "Cry For Me"?

Great story concept! I'm very intrigued. :)

carrieannebrownian said...

How about Magical Tears?

Coleen Patrick said...

Maybe...A Single Tear?
I like your story idea!!

Juliana L. Brandt said...

Enchanted Tears= Overrated

Haha! Great concept!

Shallee said...

Sounds fascinating! I'm afraid I can't think of any titles...it usually takes me a while to come up with titles! Good luck finding a good one.

catherinemjohnson said...

Sounds awesome and I love that picture. I really like the jar of tears that is so imaginative.

What about, Scrapes and Tears

Rachel Frost said...

Title: Magicless.

And yes, I did just make up that word. :)

Deana said...

What a cool twist, making the protag the one with no powers. Lovin it.
So I'm going with: Natural Talent

Kelley said...

Ahhhh!!! I'm so mad. I came up with Magicless before I scrolled down only to find Rachel already said it :(

Oh well. I say it anyway :)

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Kim Van Sickler said...

I'm thinking something simple, yet mysterious: The Jar of Tears

Patricia Lynne said...

Sounds like you put your MC through the works. I'd call it Tears of Magic or Tears of Kiana.

Cortney said...

Wowza, these titles are awesome, waaaay better than what I've actually titled it! Thanks for all the awesome guesses!! :D

Melissa Kline said...

Hi Cortney! How about, "Tough Tears." Great description! :)

~Melissa

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