Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Moratorium is Declared.

Dear Novelists,

You are henceforth denied the use of titles in the format:

The (Occupation)-ist's (Son/Daughter/Etc.)

I do not care if your main character is the beloved child of the local phlebotomist. If I see another of these titles there will be MUCH wailing and gnashing of teeth. I will entertain the possibility that you were forced into the title by your editor, because otherwise I cannot believe that an author would make such a hackneyed, clich├ęd, non-creative choice. But fight against it, because remember, every novel is:

The Author's Child

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