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Dark and Stormy Night
            My working title for the Girl Scout story will be “No Campfire, Girls”, which is certainly better than the “Burning Brownies” that someone suggested!

            Meanwhile, the working title of my “space opera” novella, which is flirting with becoming a novel, is: “Beowulf: In Harm’s Way”. Or possibly The Beowulf: In Harm’s Way”, since that’s the name of a ship.

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red_satin_doll
Mar. 9th, 2014 08:02 pm (UTC)
No, leave out the "The...." says I; something about it impedes the flow when I say it to myself. Unless it's really REALLY important to link it to the ship (and would I even know that anyway? Not unless you told me.)

“No Campfire, Girls”, which is certainly better than the “Burning Brownies” that someone suggested!

NC,G makes me do a double-take and then chuckle; BB is more of a "WTF?" effect. So yes, the former is much better. (A girl scout story - well, you've written Slayer stories, so it seems a natural transition to me. An army of GS out to sell Thin Mints is a formidable thing!)
ozma914
Mar. 10th, 2014 04:07 pm (UTC)
It is good that I've already had experience writing teenage girls -- not to mention living with them for far too long! Of course, "Burning Brownies" was never going to work, for more than one reason.

I'm also leaning toward leaving out "The" in the space opera story, especially since Beowulf is the ship's unofficial name; like the old PT boats of WWII, the Beowulf is a class of small patrol ships that nobody thought were important enough to give names to. I'm having a lot of fun with my eclectic crew.
red_satin_doll
Mar. 10th, 2014 07:28 pm (UTC)
Of course, "Burning Brownies" was never going to work, for more than one reason.

Yeah, a lot of unsavory associations started popping in my head when I thought about that one for all of...30 seconds.

I'm looking forward to this story! (Oh, and that Dalek icon? WINS EVERYTHING.)
ozma914
Mar. 11th, 2014 05:33 am (UTC)
In honor of the topic of conversation, the Dalek is exterminating Girl Scout cookies!
red_satin_doll
Mar. 11th, 2014 03:22 pm (UTC)
Good! Because I DO NOT NEED the temptation! *Thin mints, mmmmm......*
droxy
Mar. 9th, 2014 08:36 pm (UTC)
Hee I like the Burning Brownies title.
ozma914
Mar. 10th, 2014 04:08 pm (UTC)
I do too! Doesn't quite fit this story, but maybe I'll hold it back for some future project!
lynnylou
Mar. 10th, 2014 07:47 am (UTC)
I thing Burning Brownies is funny.
ozma914
Mar. 10th, 2014 04:09 pm (UTC)
Me too! But as I mentioned in an earlier post, my fictional girl's group is not affiliated with the real Girl Scouts, so you can see why that wouldn't work for me.
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