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The 21st Century Title novel writing process the title Jan 26, 2020

In the first blog of the series, we took a look at why you should start your novel writing plan with your title rather than pick and mix as you go or pin a tail on the donkey at...

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Book Titles of the Later Twentieth Century novel writing process the title Jan 19, 2020

In the first blog of the series, we saw the dominant form for the novel title prior to the twentieth century was the eponym - or the name of the main character of the story. In the...

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Book Titles of the Twentieth Century. How They Work. the title Jan 12, 2020

In the last blog, we saw the dominant form for the novel title prior to the twentieth century was the eponym - or the name of the main character of the story. To an extent, this is reflective...

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Book Titles. How They Work. novel writing process the title Jan 05, 2020

Welcome to Titology, or the study of titles. In this short series of blogs on the origins of novel titles, I will perform a rude taxonomy to classify the species. For my roll...

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The Title of Your Novel. (Why You Should Start Here.) novel writing process the title Dec 29, 2019

 "In my younger and more vulnerable years," (to borrow from the opening line of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald) I would write a novel, many times over many drafts, discarding huge...

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