You may have noticed the post entitled "Dorian West - Chapter 1". Well done you. Three gold stickers.
All joking aside, this is the result of the months of planning (quick write up after lunch) which started with the previews I posted on my blog weeks/months/years ago.
It was originally going to be about a superhero whose power is language (and paradoxes). I decided that that was cheesy, scrapped it and went for something much more down to earth, but still with a hint of quirkiness.
The name came quite quickly thank goodness. I took the rules of good character naming I learned from books and tv.
First Name: Something old-fashioned or unusual. Not your everyday name.
Surname: One syllable. Preferably has a punch to it, or something not commonly used as a surname.
Take these examples:
However, the syllables also work the other way around:
And so on.
Anyway, the name I came up with was this: Dorian West. Dorian coming from "The Picture of Dorian Gray", and West was a word I picked out randomly from a dictionary. Originally it was going to be Dorian Word, but I felt this lacked the punch required for the second name. West it was.
The basic premise for the story is boy meets girl under strange circumstances, they fall in love, girl gets taken away in a way that is not death, marriage, amnesia, or separation in a parallel universe. It will be something alltogether different.
Anyway, I just thought I'd update you on my story-writing progress.