Posts Tagged ‘Names and more names’

Three Easy Steps to A Super Great Title of Nobility for your Duke

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Deciding on the title of nobility for the hero of the historical romance you’re writing is pretty important. To help you out, I’ve put together this super helpful name creation method guaranteed to result in a title of nobility that fits seamlessly into your story. With this method, readers will think you spent MONTHS coming up with that title.

Step One

Make one selection from each of these lists:

List #1

  • Raven
  • Castle
  • Hawk
  • Ash
  • Rhino
  • Lion
  • Wind

List #2

  • e
  • s
  • y
  • ing
  • l or li

List #3

  • ton
  • ham
  • wood
  • ford
  • don
  • sward (advanced users only!)

Step Two

Combine your three choices in order:

Raven s ford

Step Three

You might actually be done at this point, but to really make that name pop, have some fun with vowels: change a random vowel to Y and/or insert an extra e somewhere, or simply remove a vowel.

IMPORTANT: If you chose an animal name from the first list, don’t skip this step.





See how easy it is? Feel free to use this method for every story you write.


What’s in a Name? Contest!

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Next month will be the 10 year anniversary of my blog. I’m considering changing the name. It’s been “Writer’s Diary” for 10 years. Maybe it’s time for a change. But what should I call my blog instead?

Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments, or plead with me to keep the name (Oh, yeah? And what will you give me if I do that?) I’ll leave the contest open until Midnight Pacific, March 31.

I’ll send one commenter a prize. Maybe two if two of you are awesome.

1. No Purchase necessary
2. Void Where prohibited.
3. I will think about a suitable prize. I will try to think of a worthy prize.


P.S. Some of you are wiseacres. Well done.