Insert Catchy Title Here

I just finished my WIP (that’s writers language for Work In Progress) and need YOUR HELP with the title. The three I’m knocking around are: Random Lee Chosen, 18 Random Things, or 18 Things. Please read my short synopsis below before casting your vote:) Thanks!

I feel my 70,000-word novel, (Insert Catchy Title here), a coming-of-age story where a teen version of The Bucket List meets A Walk to Remember, will be the perfect match for your Young Adult list.

Can eighteen things save Random’s life?

Caught in limbo between adolescence and adulthood, RANDOM LEE is emotionally unprepared to deal with life’s hard truths and the prospect of death after he’s diagnosed with leukemia. His childhood best friend, OLGA MURPHY, writes a prescription in the form of a list, titled, “18 Things,” helping him discover the will to live. “18 Things” consists of eighteen quests Random must accomplish before his eighteenth birthday. The two complete his mixture of outrageous, dangerous, and poignant tasks with humor and style, juxtaposed with interferences from a smitten head cheerleader, and serious questions about identity, tragedy, and faith. Through their journey, cancer unveils the most gripping question of all.

 Is life, as Random’s name suggests, a random act without purpose, or does tragedy help give life meaning?


Which title could catch your eye the most when sitting on a bookshelf (or on Amazon these days)? Please, please, please leave your comment by Tuesday. That’s when I’m sending it out to agents. Thanks again. Happy 4th of July weekend!

12 comments on “Insert Catchy Title Here

  1. Random Lee Chosen….for sure for sure…even without reading the synopsis (and I did) I am so caught by this title….it hooks me…..and OH MY GOSH!!! I LOVE your synopsis!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is so perfect and makes me want to DIG IN right away! I can also hear the voice over guy saying this during the movie trailer… 🙂

  2. Hi Jamie,

    Congrats on finishing your novel! Very exciting! I have a 4th suggestion for a title:

    Random’s List

    I’m also emailing you some other thoughts.

    Great job and keep up the good work!


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