Virgins, What’s In A Name, And Pinterest …by Susan Lute
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It’s very cool following Nancy’s posts, because it gives me a chance for rebuttal, to comment, and just have fun. First off, I wasn’t a virgin in college. I got married at seventeen and went to college at twenty-eight. I wasn’t a good dater, serial or otherwise. Too shy. And in any case, how many dates can you have at sixteen, or fifteen, when I first met the Mr. Yes, we’re still married. So to equate that to writing, har har Nancy, on the other side of the rocky road of marriage, happy-ever-afters make sense to me – it’s the journey home.
I have the unique opportunity of working at home. As a consequence I have two desks, three screens (two for the day job, one for the writing desk), and two cushy chairs. Earlier today the five year old was pulled up next to me at my writing desk, carefully writing her name on a slip of paper…Jane Faith Doe (not real of course, except for her middle name – this is the internet, after all). She was asking me to check her spelling, and then started playing with the sequence, ending with…Jane Doe Faith…and giggling. Faith is such a fabulous name.
Writers have the really fun job of naming characters, and not just one, but a whole book full. Faith could be a sunny blonde or a witchy red-head. Jane, a shy librarian, or a Marine Gunny. And then there’s Beyla, an elf, minor goddess or Shadow thief. Sometimes characters start out with one name and end up with another. Charlotte becomes Charlie, or Samantha, Liberty. A name should always say something about the character, give us a sense of the person behind the moniker.
Moving on…I discovered Pinterest last week. I’ve heard of Pinterest from it’s very first inception, but thought…not another social site, just can’t do it! Finally I got dragged there kicking and screaming by the daughter and discovered I like “pinning” for fun. I love to travel and it turns out my “Places I’d Like To Go” board is full of colorful pictures of Italy. Pinterest is an amazing repository of photographs and ideas. It’s plain fun. Now if I could just work the app on my cell phone.
And finally my report: Bear’s Full House 18,441 words.
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Posted on April 8, 2013, in General and tagged Bear's Full House, Pinterest, See Jane Publish, social sites, Susan Lute, Virgins, What's in a name, working from home. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.