Wednesday, June 6, 2018

IWSG - June 2018

Cohosts for this month are Beverly Stowe McClure,Tyrean Martinson, Tonja Drecker, and Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor!
I was busy last month. I have almost 50,000 words in a new book, and I had a book baby! The optional question this month is:

What's harder for you to come up with, book titles or character names?

Definitely titles. I love the webpage Behind the Name. They also have one for surnames. I also like to use sites that list names popular in a particular year.

What about you?

Oh, and the awesome Crystal Collier has a truth/lie thing going on about me on her IWSG post this month.




18 comments:

  1. You had a great month!
    Titles are definitely more challenging for me.

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  2. My character names tend to overly reflect the time, place and socioeconomics of where I grew up, thus they tend to be overly bland. I find titles come to me fairly easily once I start really writing.

    Congrats on your progress!

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    1. It took me a year to come up with a title for my first book.

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    1. Helps to be retired now and writing full time.

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  4. I love those type of sites! There are all sorts from historical to fantasy and even elfin. :D

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  5. Character names are easy for me. I sometimes enlist beta readers' help with book titles. Taglines, now there's a tough job.

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    1. At my old job we used to accept passport applications. There were so many times when I'd want to write down the names! lol

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  6. You had a busy month indeed. Character names are easy. The characters often suggest their own. But titles are a killer. "Buy Me, Read Me" sends the right message but doesn't quite capture the story.

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  7. I hate it when you writers give your books an untranslatable name and then Dezzy has to wreck his brain :)

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  8. 50k words? Heck yeah, keep going:) Sounds like you're on a roll:)

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  9. Congrats on such a productive month! Keep going!
    JQ Rose

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  10. 50K words is grand indeed.

    Both come easy to me, so far at least.

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  11. Oh, I'm going to have to check out those websites! Thanks.

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  12. Glad you had a good month. I'll have to check out that website too.

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  13. How fantastic! Keep up the great work. Titles are difficult for me too.

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