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You know it always makes me laugh when I hear someone going ‘I have the best title for this book,’ and they haven’t even written the book yet. And I’m just like oh good, good for you. Titles are important, and you know they are, but not as important as writing a good book.
This week’s show opens with a status update on Taylor’s latest book. She posted the “it is finished” message in her Facebook group last week, but Steve had some questions on exactly what that means.
Now that Taylor’s new book is with her agent she’s turned her attention to titles. We discuss how the title for THE INFORMATIONIST came to be and how that title influenced the rest of the Vanessa Michael Munroe series.
Then we get into current thriller titles and how certain words become popular in titles for a period of time, including the popularity of the word “girl” in right now. The success of books like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl have influenced titles to the point where five of the top twenty thrillers on Amazon have the word “girl” in the title on the day we recorded this episode.
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