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I don't know how your story starts, but here's what I came up with based off of what you've said so far: Where does she get this idea of a "guardian angel"? Is her family religious? Does she see one in a stained glass window at some church? Does she read books about angels as she grows up (mythology standpoint)? How does she define what an angel is? How ...
I've witnessed many writers and musicians being coy about what a song, story, or poem means because they don't want to dismiss any special meaning that the reader or listener might have attributed to the piece. If your novel becomes a classic, then scholars and Cliffs notes will make your point for you. I say, why not be clear instead of coy? If you're ...
I think that we should take the readers' expectations into account when writing a short story. Giving your story an exotic title makes me expect something overly sophisticated (I know, I tend to fold quickly. Just puff out your literary chest a little, and I'll walk out of the bar rather than draw my six-shooter). I think your story's title should be ...
I think you should heed Eco and let your story go. Stories are like children: they don't live their lives for you. If you force them to make you happy, you destroy their spirit. If this were my story, I would chose "I could hear someone sobbing softly" as its title.
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