The story I wrote had the theme of fighting against the greed of all empires. I don't know if that sounds pretentious and the story as written only has that in the background, but it is there. I swear it is. Use a magnifying glass if you need to.
So the working title, one that I don't like, was "Smash the Lion, Smash the Bear, Smash the Dragon" with England, Russia and China figuring in the story. Later, for some reason being reminded of Edward Abbey, I decided The Steamwrench Gang might better fit. But I don't know.
Note: I am definitely not using this as a book cover!
I have a tiny bit better design sense than that!
Enter The Book Title Generator! It uses the standard lists of words that you choose depending on your initials or the name of the town you were born in, etc. I tried a few variations and the grammar worked consistently, which impressed me. According to the generator, my Christmas book should be titled:
If Garlands Always Dance
While my Crime/Thriller book should be:
The Hidden Wall
My work of Literary Fiction:
The indefatigable Endgame in Bracebridge
Brian: My Brave Gamble
And Skies Might Cry
Hmmm. No steampunk or Sci fi. UK Rifter has my back with a Sci-fi title generator. It is more random and you simply press a button. It offered me:
Turns out a Google search turns up a lot of title generators. From Lisapaitzspindler:
Faith Dogsbody and the Airship Goggles
Mcoorlim's site more obviously picks words from a list and so offers five options in case a few don't make any sense.
The Nano website has an appellation station forum page where people can ask for help naming things. Perhaps I need to visit it more.
There were so many names in my stories. That's not right; there were so many people of different nationalities that needed names in my story. I needed various Chinese, Turkish, Nepalese, Italian, Swiss, Kazakh and Russian names. There are probably a few InsertName Laters in my story as well.
And all this is before I decide if I want the names to mean anything. The only name that carries special meaning is that of Lord "Oldwife", a man who led a British expedition into Tibet.
This might take a while.