Creative Writing, Graduate School

Opinions/Help Wanted!

On Monday, I had a thesis meeting with my advisor at school. My thesis needs to undergo a fairly major revision. With this revision needs to come a title change for the work as a whole. The current title is “The Consequence of Liking Girls,” which, as it stands, doesn’t quite fit the story anymore. “Consequence” is also a negative word, which isn’t what I really want. I’ve been trying to think of a word that I could use to replace that, a word that really fits with the theme of the story. I’ve come up with two and I need opinions as to which I should use.

The general premise is this: My main character’s sister tells her family she is gay. Her parents, specifically her father, do not approve, which then leads to her suicide. The main character goes through the story first trying to save his sister, then sets out to convince his parents that the fact that his sister was gay is really okay. In the end, both of his parents come around to the idea.

Here are the two titles: “The Catalyst of Liking Girls” and “The Crux of Liking Girls.”

Please help me decide which one to use! Leave a comment and let me know which one you like. The more responses I can get, the better.

Thanks in advance for your help,