Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ten Best Real Headlines That Would Make a Great Book Premise

A reflection of and a few writing prompts to ring in the new year…

10.  Return of the Giant Carnivorous Hermaphrodite Snails (Yahoo, 6-3-2011).

9.     Man With Clown Nose in New Cumberland Poses No Serious Threat (Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa., 7-3-2011).

8.     Gold, diamonds dropped into Salvation Army kettles (

7.     Woman Missing Since She Got Lost (Chicago Sun-Times, 5-17-2011).

6.      Teen Dies of Shaken Baby Syndrome (Chicago Tribune, 3-9-2011)

5.     Boy, 9, suspended for reportedly calling teacher ‘cute’ (from

4.     St. Paul impounds fiberglass cow (from

3.     Sinead O'Connor Gets a Marriage License in Las Vegas (from

2.     Slip-Up in Chinese Military TV Show Reveals More Than Intended (from

1.     Sweet deal! Couple finds love in Black Friday line (from

Do you have any headlines to add?

Juliet Bond


  1. * I've always thought headlines were a great source for story ideas! Fun post- thanks for sharing!