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Query: Titles

So what’s the deal with short story titles? I’m not so worried with my novels because all I’ve heard is that the publisher will change it on you anyway, you just need one spiffy enough to get their attention.  So how about short stories? No one ever talks about their short stories being renamed upon acceptance/publication. 

I also want to know how you come up with your titles. I tend to pick an element from the story, and while my titles tend to be about something from within the story itself, they don’t seem to carry the weight of the stories I’ve read.

What do you think about titles?