Friday, November 5, 2010

Pre-Thanksgiving Contest

First of all, let's get the apology for not blogging for way too long out of the way . . . Sorry. Now that life is returning to normal (read: the kids are back in school), the blog should return to a normal schedule.

Now, on to the exciting news! I'm writing a new book. (Yes, I know you're excited.) It's different from anything I've written before, and there are parts of it that are causing me headaches. (This just keeps getting more exciting, doesn't it?) The biggest headache at the moment is that I need a city where my twin superheroes can fight crime and attend high school.

Ideally, I'd like this to be a large metropolitan area, but have a small-town feel to it. And it has to be fictitious. Think of Gotham City or Metropolis.

This is where the contest comes in. I want you to help me name this city. The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to Amazon.com! (I know, I know . . . finally the excitement begins!)

Here are the rules:
1. Come up with a cool name for my fictitious city.
2. Post it in the comments below on or before November 15th.
3. Post as many times as you like.
4. On November 16th, I'll announce the winner who will receive a $15 gift certificate to Amazon.com just in time for the Holidays!
5. The most exciting part of all? I use the winning entry as the name of my city in my newest Work In Progress (wip)!

So what are you waiting for? Give me some ideas!

20 comments:

  1. Hi- fellow Blueboarder here (kadje70). My suggestions:
    Aristopolis
    Dagon (the 'fish-god' of the Philistines in Biblical times)
    If I think of anything else, I'll be back!:-)

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  2. Ooo, Dagon is pretty cool. But then, so is Aristopolis . . .

    Hmmm.

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  3. I like kadje's names!
    How about:
    Duvessa
    Lucretia
    Winters
    Orgite

    Good luck with your wip!

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  4. Ha! My word verification was: ovingram

    that (or some variation of it) might work too!

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  5. Halcyon

    Best of luck!
    -Liz
    jadedmetaphor at yahoo dot com

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  6. kadje70 here again.
    Agabus
    Piercemont
    Varis
    Tallin

    For a more comic book feel:
    Park City
    Union City

    Good luck!

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  7. Hmmm... Here are a few...

    Paladia
    Titania
    Odyssia
    Lyceon
    Sterling City
    Sapphire City
    Jade City
    Empyre City

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  8. Tanglith
    Agrikon
    Aramotus

    Good luck!

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  9. Steel City
    New Hades
    North Parkside
    Galington
    River Junction

    Good luck on the new book!

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  10. I suck at names, but I'll give it a shot. I know the name of the city doesn't need to have anything to do with the twins, but it just popped in my head, so I figured wth? And I can't think of anything else. LOL.

    Gemini Falls

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  11. In a nod to your origins, how about Motor City?

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  12. To go in a completely different direction
    Flowering Meadows
    Slumber Falls
    Mount Peaceful
    River Bend

    Of which of course your town does not have to have any of these things in them...

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  13. Here's what I came up with:

    Arrachbury
    Rowangarth
    Gatereach
    Archenmere
    Inveraray
    Gatesborne
    Burgrove
    Aberkirk
    Glomeryver
    Hawkingham
    Charlehelm
    Canmory
    Clydeavon

    I saw your post about this contest at the BBs. Good luck finding your city's name!
    'Becca

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  14. Wow! You guys are good. These are some GREAT names!

    Keep 'em coming! (You only have until tonight!)

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  15. There's lots of good suggestions already posted. Here's a few more:

    Grantheir
    Thoram
    Dantanian
    Vanderburg

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  16. Brink
    Drummond
    Summerburg
    Windurian
    Munderland
    Crayton City

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