Posts Tagged: Janet Potter

Book Titles Made Easy

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For The Millions, Janet Potter offers a “handy” guide to help authors come up with catchy titles for books at various stages in their careers. For those writing “the disappointing sophomore effort,” Potter advises:  Get out your favorite album. Rank the tracks in order of how much you like them. Take the fourth song. Print out […]

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Art That Goes Unseen

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Vivian Maier has been called one of the greatest street photographers of the 20th century, but during her lifetime, she worked as a nanny and kept her photography on rolls of film that went undeveloped. Over at The Millions, Janet Potter raises questions about Maier’s decision to keep her artwork to herself: “Why is someone […]

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A (Bookstore) Affair to Remember

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Springtime makes us think about past relationships, and maybe there are none more romantic than the ones we’ve shared with the bookstores we’ve worked at. Janet Potter writes in The Millions about her own history with bookstores: My life became inseparable from the bookstore. When my shift was over I would stay for upwards of an hour just talking […]

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I Can’t Believe This One Weird Trick to Make Book Titles More Clickable

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What if classic authors had been raised in the era of Upworthy headlines and titled their books accordingly? At the Millions, Janet Potter rewrites book titles as clickbait. Who wouldn’t, for example, want to read Jane Austen’s masterpiece He Didn’t Want to Dance with Her When They First Met. Now He Really, Really Does.?

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