Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
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Titles

A writing thing I'm working on: being better at creating titles. It's clearer to me now how titles help whatever I write feel more complete, with more of a discernible shape. I used to write mostly untitled poems, and those now feel incomplete — plus I wasn't as practiced writing poems then. (Still plenty of practice to do!) Reading Stephen King's Duma Key earlier this year made this more clear for me.

Weirdly, I used to be almost obsessed with titles...but just writing them, *not actually using them*. I'd write pages and pages of them. I don't know where those pages are, maybe in a long-gone computer, but if I find them, I can start writing things that use those titles. See how that works compared to writing a thing THEN deciding on a title.

Hoping words and me will keep getting along, I remain Chris...
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