I've written some details about the characters below, you know, so you know the people you'll be naming. They're listed in order of importance.
Charactar the First!
Height: 6' 1"
Hair: white-blonde, kind of messy and emo
Eyes: gray, almost silver
Personality: Artsy, quiet, kind of a loner
Likes: drawing, people watching, being alone, crowded places, reading, sleep, blending in, coffee
Dislikes: being interupted while he's drawing, people that talk too much, sticking out in a crowd, anything that might want to kill him, tea, milk, any other drinks lacking caffiene
Brief description: An artist since his childhood, he managed to make a career of it without really meaning to. Sometimes haunted by strange dreams.
Character the Second!
Height: 5' 5"
Hair: chocolate brown, longish, straight, layered, often tied up in a ponytail or braided
Eyes: light green
Personality: kind of bossy, inquisitive, stubborn, slightly squeamish, talks a lot when nervous
Likes: writing, reading, taking pictures, investigating (but denies it), running, plants
Dislikes: people who dislike reading, lazy people, modern art, sherriffs, children, small spaces, blood
Brief description: Bookworm, detective from birth, and aspiring journalist. Her parenst want her to take over the family detectice agency, but she doesn't want to.
Okay, so those are the characters that need naming. I know some of you are probably thinking this might be a bit of a love story, well, it's not (saying it is will get you disqualified from the contest. Not kidding). I don't write love stories. It is very much an action/fantasy.
Anyway, here are the details about the contest.
- You may only put one name per entry.
- The contest is open to everyone.
- Names taken from books, movies, TV shows, celebrities, ect. will not be counted.
- There is no limit to how many times you can enter.
- Any entry from "anonymous" will not be counted because I won't be able to give the winner proper credit, so come up with a screen name if you don't already have one.
- The deadline for entry is April 30
- Entries must include a first and last name for the characters (I don't want to know your name), middle name optional (might not be mentioned).
- Entries can only be submitted on this post.
The characters will unnofficially be called Dude and Chick for the purposes of this contest. Here's a sample of what your entry should look like:
Character: [write Dude or Chick here]
Name: [your idea]
Entries will not be published, so please don't write anything you want published in your entry. I will randomly draw two winners at the end of the month. If I don't like the first/last combo, I may draw more winners and mix and match the names.
The winners' screen names will be in either the acknowledgements or dedication of the book (hopefully it gets published), which I may post after writing it (which may take a while. I have a lot of other projects). The winners will be announced sometime in the first week of May.
Now go forth and enter! And don't forget to spread the word!
Need help? Check out the name sites below.
UPDATE: Anyone who blogs about this contest will have their entries put into the hat twice! So, spread the word to increase your chances! And don't forget to comment with a link to your post. :)