Okay, probably not that famous. But I’m looking for some names for my Nanowrimo novel, and I’m terrible at thinking of good names. I used names from my Gmail spam folder last year, but last year’s novel was a little more fanciful than this one, which is going to be serious literature. Written in 30 days. I mean it.
Anyway, I have a couple of characters already named. I still need names for:
- A thinly veiled Barack Obama.
- An equally thinly veiled Mitt Romney.
- The hero. Actually, I think it will be a heroine, because I’ve always had trouble writing women (It’s hard to write what you don’t understand), and that seems like a good challenge. She’s the partner of a cop who dies early in the story. I’m not sure yet if she’s the partner in the cop sense, or partner in the romantic sense.
- Random characters. These characters aren’t planned yet, but will undoubtedly pop up.
That’s all for now. If I use a name you suggest, you’ll get credit in whatever form this is published in, which could be Lulu, a real publishing house, or just the \Writing folder on my hard drive. The\Writing folder is a really strong bet.
Since context may help, a little background on the story. It will contain political intrigue and violence, but also a homeless guy named Shake and Bake. Think Christopher Buckley meets John Woo, then they go smoke pot behind a dumpster.
Suggestions welcome in the comments.