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Favorite Ways to Catwax, #427:

Be concerned that too high a percentage of your short story titles begin with the letter H. Write down all letters of the alphabet, diagnose true proportions, and start thinking up new stories you can write that start with B, Q and Z.

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splash_the_cat
Aug. 23rd, 2005 12:36 pm (UTC)
Dork. :)
merriehaskell
Aug. 23rd, 2005 12:40 pm (UTC)
Like it's news!
buymeaclue
Aug. 23rd, 2005 12:46 pm (UTC)
Ha!

Awesome.
iuliamentis
Aug. 23rd, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC)
*admires*

That is some truly beautiful catwaxing there. I'm sure the letters B, Q, and Z appreciate that their interests are being represented ;)
merriehaskell
Aug. 23rd, 2005 01:49 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit concerned for W, as well, as all my W titles are obscene and are unlikely to get written.
splash_the_cat
Aug. 23rd, 2005 01:59 pm (UTC)
Time to start making up a new pen name...
merriehaskell
Aug. 23rd, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC)
The problem is, SOMEone somewhere will still know it's me.

Unless I set up a shadow corporation.
splash_the_cat
Aug. 23rd, 2005 03:17 pm (UTC)
*makes more notes for the unauthorized autobiography*
_earthshine_
Aug. 23rd, 2005 01:35 pm (UTC)
Wow.

I bow to your mightyness.

*exalt*
dannimal
Aug. 23rd, 2005 02:33 pm (UTC)
How about 1 title that uses words starting with all neglected letters?

"Babe, Quit Zoning at Work!"

I realize that's not exactly the point, but hey.
merriehaskell
Aug. 23rd, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC)
There's a hidden meaning in that, isn't there?
dsudis
Aug. 23rd, 2005 02:37 pm (UTC)
I have totally never done anything like that before ever.

I have also never scrutinized my collection of paperbacks to see which letters of the alphabet I was missing, and then tried to cultivate an interest in authors beginning with the neglected letters.
joytulip
Aug. 23rd, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC)
While shelving at the library, I always noticed how few authors surnames begin with N, which I thought of as a common letter.
dsudis
Aug. 23rd, 2005 09:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the only one in my collection is Garth Nix. And I don't have any O's at all anymore, though that's not as surprising.
joytulip
Aug. 23rd, 2005 09:24 pm (UTC)
No O'Connor?
dsudis
Aug. 23rd, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC)
Nope. O'Connor is filed in my brain under "things I resent having been made to read in high school." My own book collection is nearly all genre stuff. *g*
joytulip
Aug. 23rd, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC)
I don't have any either, except maybe in anthologies. For me she's under "short stories I was supposed to read in college but never did."
merriehaskell
Aug. 24th, 2005 12:59 pm (UTC)
Of course you haven't.
everyonesakitty
Aug. 23rd, 2005 04:20 pm (UTC)
LOL! *headdesk*
mrissa
Aug. 24th, 2005 12:30 pm (UTC)
I have a list of letters with which I have not started story titles: J, K, Q, X, Y, and Z.

It appears on my "long-term to-do list."

Very sad.
merriehaskell
Aug. 24th, 2005 12:59 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one...
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