A question for all you writers (and readers!) Do you prefer your chapters numbered, or with titles? I have a liking for named chapters, especially in the case of a mystery that might slant toward young adults, such as I'm currently writing. My former agent thought titles were poison in modern publishing.
Come to think of it, he also told me italics for a character's thoughts -- one of my favorite methods -- have become taboo in modern fiction. But then, he's not my agent anymore. Anyway, what do you think? Preferences?