Friday, May 08, 2020

Q&A with Florence Gonsalves

From my Q&A with Florence Gonsalves, author of Dear Universe:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

Initially I was calling Dear Universe The Opposite of Seventeen because Cham is experiencing hardships that feel antithetical to the fun, carefree existence associated with her age. Though both my agent and editor liked The Opposite of Seventeen, with each draft that title felt a little more convoluted and detached from the heart of the story. I wanted the title to be a big clear statement that demands the reader’s attention the way Cham demands the attention of...[read on]
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Q&A with Florence Gonsalves.

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