Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Are Titles Absolutely Necessary?

The Marriage of Technology and Literature


Word Of The Day

verb tr.:
1. To portray in words.
2. To draw or paint, especially in outline.



I found a valuable website for research titled: Classics in the History of Psychology, an Internet resource developed by Christopher D. Green of York University, Toronto, Canada

Classics in the History of Psychology is an effort to make the full texts of a large number of historically significant public domain documents from the scholarly literature of psychology and allied disciplines available on the World Wide Web. There are now over 25 books and about 200 articles and chapters on-line. The site also contains links to over 200 relevant works posted at other sites.


American Tragedy is the title of a brief article in the New York Review of Books blog. It was written by the well-known author Larry McMurtry, who lives just down the road from the Safeway store in Tucson where last week's shooting occurred.

Larry McMurtry

I live near and shop weekly at a Safeway market in Tucson, too... not the same one, but a few miles North and East of there.


Unpublished literature-oriented writers seem to think that the events in their own lives will be just as earth-shakingly interesting to potential readers as it is to the writer. Especially when those events reflect true happenings from their own lives when presented in the form of fiction, in the form of a novel. Well... it ain't always the case. Almost never, in fact. Especially when the aspiring novelist is fixated on the personal angst of his or her particular experiences in early life.

Better that the writer focus on the fictional aspects of his (or her) story and stop fretting about that inner sense of having suffered unduly at the hands of some seemingly uncaring human being who existed back in the long, long ago.

And yes, once again, that is merely my opinion.


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