Saturday, May 15, 2021

Q&A with Lynn Painter

From my Q&A with Lynn Painter, author of Better Than the Movies:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

The title of my book – Better Than The Movies – is, in a sense, the final answer to the main character’s misguided quest. Liz Buxbaum is obsessed with rom-com movies and is convinced that her life should follow the plot of a romantic film. She is a lady-in-waiting for big Hollywood love, the kind of running-through-the-train-station drama she has always adored. But life isn’t a movie, and nothing goes as she’d have planned. But sometimes real life and its messiness ends up being – wait for it – better than the movies.

The book’s working title was All Is Fair In Love And Parking, and I’m very grateful for agents and editors with better ideas than mine.

What's in a name?

In this instance, with this book, I was...[read on]
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Q&A with Lynn Painter.

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