I don't believe that I've mentioned yet that I'm currently taking another online poetry course (my fourth in the past few years). Last week's lesson focused partly on titles, so right now I have titles on the brain. Which is why I found these two title-oriented items particularly interesting (if fiction-oriented). First, Eric Puchner gives us a lively article complete with a list of titles to avoid. Next up: Nigel Farndale (thanks to Philip Graham for that one).
Lisa Romeo reveals that she is a "bookless" writer. "That's right, I am a writer but I don't have a published book. It's not that my words have never appeared in a book; I've written for several published essay collections. But this, it appears, doesn't count. This is not my rule, but it is, more or less, the truth."
Two particularly thought-provoking posts: First, Ellen Meeropol reflects on political fiction and asks for input. And over on Luna Park, Michael Copperman raises questions of authenticity.
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