Q: Are titles easy or hard for you? Do you start with the title or the story?

A: Ugh—titles are the worst. Ninety percent of the time, my working title is just the first name of my protagonist. A quick glance through my bibliography will tell you that in many cases I never move past that. There are a few stories where I feel like I really nailed it (“The Sky is Blue, and Bright, and Filled with Stars” is probably my personal fave) but in many more I think my titles are not so much finished as abandoned in despair.


Edward Ashton’s story “Unifiers
in Metaphorosis Friday, 15 January 2021.
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