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Help me write a book!

Hey there, I need help with some names in my NaNo novel!

My main character's parents need first names! They live in St Johnsbury, VT, the father is of Austrian ancestry and the mother of Irish, and their last name is "Wolfer" if that helps at all...

(yes, my main character is named after my mom's best friend Suzy, and has Heather's last name!)

Evan the minor character journalist needs a last name! He is white, that's all I can really tell you. In fact, if you can think of a better first name than "Evan," throw it out there!

Ah, that's it for now... so far I'm doing pretty well. Liz asked me "who is making you do this?" and I suppose the answer is myself! Or, more specifically, the part of me that hasn't given up on my childhood dreams of being a famous author just yet... haha, we'll see how that turns out. But this would be the first step. no?

And Beth, if you're looking for a word processor program for your laptop that had spell check and other nice and shiny things, try OpenOffice.org! It's like Word, but free, and doing quite nicely for me!

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celticgirl106
Nov. 4th, 2009 03:30 am (UTC)
Well, as far as names you could go for the old standby Irish-woman names of Mary, Anne, Eileen, Caitlin, and like that. What's her personality like?

Evan sounds like a decent minor-character first name. Maybe Evan Caldwell, or Evan Todd?

I am making you do this! It's peer pressure I tell you! Hahaha, peer pressure isn't as bad as the self-pressure to finish the damn thing!

Word processing in Google docs is pretty decent and also free! Open Office works nicely too :-)
vireo_blues
Nov. 5th, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)
I think I might go with Evan Caldwell! And I might use Eileen too if your sister doesn't mind!
celticgirl106
Nov. 5th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
Eh, she shouldn't mind, she shares the name with enough people! Do you like how the book is turning out? Also, your icon is absolutely adorable!
vireo_blues
Nov. 5th, 2009 11:13 am (UTC)
I like it so far! There's a whole bunch of garbage in among the good stuff that needs weeding out but I am being a good little WriMo and ignoring it :-) My characters are doing unexpected things already, as I was told they would - I threw Evan in there haphazardly so the other reporter would have someone to chat with, and suddenly he's her potential love interest!

I'm still on chapter one! I think at the rate I'm going, I'll hit 50,000 words okay, but this thing won't be anywhere near done by then.

And thanks, Beth found this icon for me :-)
celticgirl106
Nov. 6th, 2009 03:47 am (UTC)
Unexpected love interest ftw!

Sadly, my FMC's love interest left on a secret mission, and she won't see him for awhile, possibly months.
vireo_blues
Nov. 6th, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
My main character's going to be put through a romantic obstacle course, from the looks of things! But really that's not what the book's about!

(maybe a little)
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