I’m always threatening to put my students in my book, in an unflattering way, when they annoy me. I was talking about my book (again) in class the other day and told one student I was stuck for a name so used his. I then told them I have used a lot of their names […]Read more "Well that’s one less book sale."
I have a friend who was an author, he traditionally published two books, pre- kindle then gave up, which is a great shame because they were great books. A while ago he was castigating me about my choice of names for my books. I do find thinking of names for my book hard. I started […]
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I find names hard to think of in my book so I have resorted to using list form the internet. I also thought I would use friends names as well. I started using friends names partly as a bit of a joke but also to help with the physical descriptions. Nothing wrong with that you […]Read more "The problem with Andrew"
As a follow up to my earlier post I thought I would share 5 more things that I hate. However I have been admonished by another blogger for using the word hate. So now it is 5 other things that annoy me! You will also notice that this time I have not mentioned anything my […]Read more "5 other things that I hate."
I have been blessed or cursed with an unusual name ‘Klingenberg.’ When I was very young it was certainly a curse. I remember struggling to learn to spell as an infant. I have always found spelling hard and it didn’t help my teacher was very liberal in her use of a ruler! When I was […]Read more "My silly name"
I can not come up with a name for my world. I have no trouble thinking up plots, religions, magic systems, or characters but I can’t do names. I even tried a random name generator but no luck, at this rate my new word might be called Eric’s land or something equally lame.Read more "What’s in name?"