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 - //​**[[offtopic:​Petike]]'​s advice:​**//​\\ - //​**[[offtopic:​Petike]]'​s advice:​**//​\\
  
-Choose the name of your timeline or story //​carefully//​. There'​s nothing more annoying than picking up a generic-sounding or cliché-sounding name for your writing project. You do want your readers to be able to differentiate your story from other stories immediately,​ and not spend a whole minute pondering whether this story is the same or different than a very similarly named story. Therefore, one particular area I'd like to advise against are "​push-button titles"​. These are titles based on tired paraphrases of a popular idiom or an existing name template. They occur both in AH fiction and more general fiction. Some //notorious examples// of lazy push-button titles, out of many:\\+Choose the name of your timeline or story //​carefully//​. There'​s nothing more annoying than picking up a generic-sounding or cliché-sounding name for your writing project. You do want your readers to be able to differentiate your story from other stories immediately,​ and not spend a whole minute pondering whether this story is the same or different than a very similarly named story. Therefore, one particular area I'd like to advise against are "​push-button titles"​. These are titles based on tired paraphrases of a popular idiom or an existing name template. They occur both in AH fiction and more general fiction. Some //notorious examples// of lazy push-button titles ​on AH.com, out of many:\\
 - "Fear, Loathing and... [something, something]"​ (Hunter S. Thompson reference)\\ - "Fear, Loathing and... [something, something]"​ (Hunter S. Thompson reference)\\
 - the use of the word "​Camelot"​ in Kennedy-related US political/​biographical timelines\\ - the use of the word "​Camelot"​ in Kennedy-related US political/​biographical timelines\\
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