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 http://www.jorhett.com/2012/09/do-you-groan-about-a-story-titles-inclusion-in-the-text/. You are welcome to reply at jorhett.com or here.