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Monday, January 19, 2009

Limetar Rising [A.K.A. "A Problem With Barkus"] (Book Three)

I have ALSO finished completing the plot outline for the third book, Limetar Rising (A Problem with Barkus). The book takes place exactly one year after the second book (whereas the second book takes place fifty years after the first), and introduces Barkus Lumegar as well as Fizzle and Frizzle Hespastus. This book does not include major interference from Wreaknatter. In fact, Wreaknatter is only in the book for the last couple of chapters. The main villain, Xervin Morkstoff, is introduced in the epilogue of the second book. I'll keep you posted!

6 comments:

Kiki said...

where do you get all these cool names?

Adam Gonzales said...

The character names, or the book names?

Kiki said...

the character ones

Adam Gonzales said...

Oh. Well I kind of just put sounds together. The characters are first imaged in my mind, and then I have to figure out whether or not their name needs to sound "soft", "hard", "sly", "sharp", "quiet", or "loud (or a mix of all of the above. For example, Forde needed to have a hard name, but it needed to sharply grab the reader's attention. The "f", "r", and "d" in "Forde" are hard letters, and come off as a blockish sound. His last name, however, has a more sharp sound to it. The "ick" in "Barrick" is cut off abrubtly and leaves a nice ring to his name. Often times the names just jump into my head. Wreaknatter, Wapper, Flare, Alsenoth, Kala, Chi-Chi, and Kara all came without any difficulty. Mordin, Sketh, Greilner, and Regalon were all extremely difficult (Sketh especially). Often times I have such a perfect image of who these characters are in my mind that their names never seem adequate enough. It's just really random, but it is ALWAYS fun to make up them names. Also many of the names end up having a deeper meaning (see my Roots post). Alsenoth's name is especially deliberate in its meaning. So, I guess there are just a number of ways on how I get my names.

Kiki said...

wow. thats a really interesting idea. I should try it. your probably the only author i know who uses these cool names

Adam Gonzales said...

Thanks!