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Great, Now I Have To Title This Too

By Premee Mohamed
Sep 18, 2020 · 1,376 words · 6 minutes

Writer’s Block

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From the author: An unscientific review of fiction titles, how one might come up with them, and how I am definitely failing to do so at practically every turn.


Titles are hard and all of mine are terrible. I have absolutely no idea how I've come up with most of them.

Some were easy: I found a poem that related somewhat to the story, and stole a line from it ('And Sneer of Cold Command,' 'Below the Kirk, Below the Hill').

Some were a phrase from the finished work ('No One Will Come Back For us,' 'Shepherd Moon'). Some simply struck me like a small but very fast meteorite and then refused to budge ('The Apple-Tree Throne,' 'Us and Ours').

Some were...

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