Yesterday my agent said she’d just told someone how my book, Will Will Write for Food, got its title. She suggested I tell you as well.
I hadn’t thought about that story for a while, and it’s a good one. Should you be faced with coming up with a witty book title one day, you might be able to use it. And I give a few suggestions for coming up with good titles at the end of this post.
(Isn’t it ironic? As a freelance editor, I can come up with great titles for others, but I had so much trouble with my own.)
Back when I turned in my manuscript for the first edition, I had a loser working title. My agent (who does not like to be named), my publisher (who no longer works at the publishing house and the publishing house no longer exists) and I went around and around for two months, trying to find a better one.
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