Monday, November 10, 2014
A Rose by Any Other Name . . . or Who's Your Heroine? :: Anne McAllister
A couple of years ago I was scouting around for names for characters and I tossed out a challenge to readers of this blog and another one I was writing for at the time, and said, "I need a name for a heroine" because for the life of me, I couldn't figure out what this woman's name was.
I knew lots about her, but I didn't know her name. And she wasn't inclined to tell me.
Well, here I am again -- same problem. So if you wouldn't mind, could you put on your thinking caps or your 'name the baby' caps and give me some more suggestions.
She's close to thirty, and she has yet to tell me if she's been married or not. (Close-mouthed, wouldn't you say?). She is a weaver, both loom and hand -- a fabric artist who has made a name for herself in the art world.
And once upon a time she may have had a thing for my hero. They seem to have a bit of history. At least I know that much. He may have been a friend of her brother's way back in their high school or early college days. Now he's a widower with two young children, home from the big city to make a life in the area where he grew up, the one place he was sure he'd never live again.
I suppose I could just put "Heroine" in when I start to think about her. But having a name really helps. So if you have a suggestion -- or three or four -- I'd be very grateful. If one of them resonates with me -- and with my heroine -- you can count on a dedication (and a copy of the book in e-format when it comes out next year.)
1) red rose: wikimedia commons: creative commons license
2) Bridger Mountains: via Wikimedia Commons http://www.flickr.com/photos/23165290@N00/9315591779/ |Author =Tim Evanson |Date =2013-07-07 |Permission granted under C.C. License]
3. Last Year's Bride: WishngTreeStudio: Marie Schenck. [used with permission]