September 22nd, 2012

Do you groan about a story title’s inclusion in the text?

How often do you read a story and come across the title of the story in the text, and groan to yourself, thinking “Oh god, that was a horrible way to shove the title in?”

Apparently, this happens quite often. But I have done some analysis of this topic, and from what my limited testing shows, this may be an artifact of reader expectation. Let me share with you what I have observed, and then you tell me what you think.Collapse )This was originally posted at You are welcome to reply at or here.