Titles are hard. Seriously – I would pay someone to write titles for me.

I tell my students in my writing courses that the intro/first paragraph of an essay/story is like meeting someone for the first time. It’s our first impression where we size each other up and decide whether we want to continue with this essay/story/conversation.

A title, then, is like meeting eyes across a crowded room – it’s the thing that leads to the first impression. A bad title means they aren’t crossing that room – their eyes are going to keep scanning the shelf. (Please excuse my mixed metaphor.)

Titles are hard. But finally – after working on this novel for a little more than a year, I finally have one. And all because I misread a billboard while driving. 😛

My WIP is now All Falling Things.

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