Mighty Red Pen

May 19, 2011

Build a better book title

Filed under: Lit review — mighty red pen @ 7:03 pm

If you are not familiar with Better Book Titles, then you must become acquainted. Blogger Dan Wilbur cuts through “all the cryptic crap” and gives readers book titles and covers that really tell you what the book is about. For instance, Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style gets the treatment:

No one is safe. Not Hemingway, not Hawthorne, and not Santa Claus. Not even the dictionary is safe:



  1. These are brilliant! Thanks for the link; I’ll probably waste the entire morning going thru’ that site.

    Comment by Laura — May 27, 2011 @ 8:15 am | Reply

  2. On the dictionary, the one objecting also does not know how to use the word “right.” It ought to be “I didn’t use the word ‘quixotic’ _correctly_. Big question of the day: intentional or not?

    Comment by Bethany Amanda — July 20, 2011 @ 11:05 am | Reply

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