lørdag den 16. oktober 2010

The Halloween Murderer

The next week is my autumn holiday. Wonderful!

I have been busy planning my second cosy mystery, The Halloween Murderer, featuring Constable Archibald Primrose and Rhapsody Gershwin again. I have a fairly clear overview of the plot, the place and the characters so I expect I´ll begin writing the first scenes this weekend.

And with regard to those characters, it will hardly come as a surprise that I have had a lot of fun selecting their names. (Remember, you can enlarge the picture by clicking on it.) My own table is a bit more detailed than this one. No need to tell you too much yet, but in my table I have all this information in one page plus colour codes for victims, suspects and villagers who are into witchcraft.

Which name is your favourite?

17 kommentarer:

Margot Kinberg sagde ...

Dorte - Oh, Those are terrific names!! I am so,so eager to read your mystery :-). I know it'll be wonderful.

Mason Canyon sagde ...

I love the name Iris Southcliffe. This sounds like it's going to be an intriguing read. Best of luck.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Beth F sagde ...

You are so organized! I love the flower names.

Dorte H sagde ...

Margot: I have discovered some time ago that to me, a character does not come alive until he or she has a name. It is such an important part of the writing that I feel much more confident once I have named my characters.

Mason: thank you.

Beth: I have to be organized when I write, or I´ll never get anywhere. I am glad you saw one of my little name games.

....Petty Witter sagde ...

I'm so looking forward to this. My favourite name? Hmm, difficult.

Dorte H sagde ...

Tracy: but I know what *my* favourite is - though I am happy I´ll be going to write it, not say it aloud :D

BookPlease sagde ...

They're all fantastic names - I'm spoilt for choice. Maybe Rev Sheridan Thwing is my favourite because it's so unusual. Not that the others are ordinary!

Clarissa Draper sagde ...

Let me know when the cozy I just reviewed comes out, I'll be glad to read the whole thing and give it a review.

CD

Dorte H sagde ...

Margaret: oh, you have hit my own favourite!

Clarissa: thank you! I wish I could give you a date, but I´ll have to sell it first.

Kelly sagde ...

Lots of great names, but I think I might be partial to Rhapsody Gershwin. Lotus and Poppy are especially nice, too.

Dorte H sagde ...

Thank you, Kelly.

Rhapsody is a great name - I never forget what she is like when I write about her.

And the names Lotus and Poppy also make it easy for me to ´see´ their personalities.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams sagde ...

I love a bit of supernatural in a mystery! The witchcraft sounds intriguing.

Dorte H sagde ...

Elizabeth: I thought witchcraft suited a Halloween story, and I hope I can make it interesting though I don´t know very much about the subject yet.

Vanda Symon sagde ...

Oh, I love that Darwin Featherstone is a slightly effeminate male - nice touch!

Dorte H sagde ...

Vanda: and I love readers who get my little jokes ;D

pia milwertz sagde ...

another tale about names:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/mind-your-language/2010/oct/19/un-savory-roald-dahl-greene?

:)

Dorte H sagde ...

Pia: but that is wonderful!

Dr So Wat - I don´t think I could take him very seriously :D