Stephanie McCarthy

Epigrams?

In Uncategorized on November 28, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Some of my favorite mysteries have epigrams.  Long latin phrases from Sayers or short and pithy bon mots from M.C. Beaton.  I’ve considered adding epigrams to my WIP but think it might be a bit of hubris (not to mention filler).  I suppose if I felt passionately about every one of them it might be worthwhile, but I can see spending all that time and then having awesome agent say, get rid of ’em.

 

SO, what do you think?  Do epigrams add value to books?  Do you even read them or skip right to the text?

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