Jenn, over at Before I Am Famous, (and she will be) has this great thing she does. You provide her with a name and a gender for the character and specify a genre and she writes a story. Isn’t that too much fun?
Head on over there and read the story she wrote based on my character.
The name I suggested was Ruby Begonia, the gender female, and the genre Western. The results are fabulous!
Should I confess?
Oh, okay I will. Years ago, (more years than I care to admit) a bunch of us decided we all needed prostitute names. Why, I don’t know. Remember, we were teenagers. I was Sadie and my last name escapes me. But my friend Julie got the good name–Ruby Begonia. So that’s where I came up with the name.
Speaking of prostitutes and names for them, my father, may he rest in peace, was in the navy during World War II. He was a master storyteller and for years he told me, my sisters, and our cousins what he called Agnes, Mable, and Becky stories. We would beg him, "Tell us another Agnes, Mable, and Becky story!" because they were long involved epics.
Years later we learned that Agnes, Mable and Becky was a sailor’s euphemism for prostitutes.
OK, that is all the stories I have about prostitute names, I promise. Go read Jenn’s story, its much better.
And check back tomorrow for installment three of Make Money Writing Online. See, the way I make myself do it is by proclaiming I’m going to. That should be another writing tip–announce publicly your intentions and then you have to do it.