1 December 2013

The tale of the tantalizing title - The Whats, Whys, and Hows of titling manuscripts

I was counting the other day and it turns out that nearly 20% of my stories have been published under a title different from the one I had originally submitted. I don’t know what the figures on this phenomenon are globally – and in a world inhabited by a gazillion writers of every language and description, I don’t know how anyone would undertake a poll on such a large scale – but I reckon the trend is not uncommon.

If a story is a cake, then its title is like the icing: it is the pièce de résistance of one’s literary chef-d’oeuvre, the crowning glory, so to speak. Whether you’re christening a painting,...

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