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May 22, 2009


Lexi Revellian

As one of those unpublished but serious writers who hopes to secure an agent and/or a publisher - thank you.

I'm away to work on my punning title.

Jersey Jack

Thanks for the reminder. I was beginning to some of these things personally.

Elizabeth Spann Craig

I wouldn't say that I was ignoring you, but I did discount some of your comments. I'd be the same way if I had to read so much of the same thing. Sort of like a movie reviewer who is tired of the Hollywood formula and wants something edgy.
Mystery Writing is Murder

Thomas D. Cooke

I am a new reader and it was refreshing to see another commenter admit that he occasionally sticks his tongue in his cheek and chuckles when he dispenses great words of wisdom to those of us who probably take ourselves way too seriously. I highly recommend large doses of irreverence. It keeps things in perspective.

Laura DiIonno

Coming at this strictly as a reader, I find punning titles pretty much an automatic turn-off, and generally don't give any further consideration to books that employ them. (Maybe there should be a requirement for all namers of books that they study Alexander McCall Smith's Precious Ramotswe series titles, which are on their own reason enough to buy the books.)

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