I currently have three WIPs. (Yes, I know, I shouldn't work on more than one story at once, but they all need to be done NOW - And, I haven't spent much time writing lately, so that needs to change, ASAP). Anyway, I have names for the MC's in two of the WIPs, but not in my Gothic Mystery Romance. The story is the standard format; young woman away from home in a spooky, remote area, brooding hero... Only, my young woman and brooding hero have no names. I don't care for simple, common names, but I don't want to go nuts and all soap-opera-y and use names like Flint, Storm, Ridge, Cable, Flick, Thorne, Corner, Bicep, etc. But I also don't want names like Bill, Tom, Dick, Sally, Sue, Mary.
So...I'm coming to you with a plea for name ideas. Can you help me name my isolated young woman and brooding hero? I have a cover, does this help?
**** I also meant to ask, how do you find your characters' names?
Alicia Dean began writing stories as a child. At age 11, she wrote her first ever romance (featuring a hero who looked just like Elvis Presley, and who shared the name of Elvis’ character in the movie, Tickle Me), and she still has the tattered, pencil-written copy. Alicia is from Moore, Oklahoma and now lives in Edmond. She has three grown children and a huge network of supportive friends and family. She writes mostly contemporary suspense and paranormal, but has also written in other genres, including a few vintage historicals. She is a freelance editor in addition to being an editor for The Wild Rose Press.
Other than reading and writing, her passions are Elvis Presley, MLB, NFL (she usually works in a mention of one or all three into her stories) and watching (and rewatching) her favorite televisions shows like The Walking Dead, Dexter, Justified, Sons of Anarchy, Haven, Vampire Diaries, and The Originals. Some of her favorite authors are Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, Lee Child, Lisa Gardner, Sharon Sala, Jordan Dane, Ridley Pearson, Joseph Finder, and Jonathan Kellerman…to name a few.
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