Help me name them!

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November 1st is fast approaching! I have my Nano idea vaguely down. I’m going a whole new direction. After some thinking, I decided I wasn’t ready to work on last year’s sequel. I don’t want to force that so I was relieved when another idea came to me on the verge of dreamland the other night.

This year I’ll be writing a YA (possible MG depending on how…kid friendly I can keep it) novel I’m tentatively calling The Power of the Stars.

Short Nano synopsis: 


Eight campers and two councilors get lost while exploring caves at Jenny Jump National park.  They find themselves in a land called Tenma, where it’s been prophesied that they have powers based on their zodiac signs and those powers will be used to save or break the land.

Ten characters are a lot, but I think I’m going to break it up by chapters, so we can get everyone’s point of view. I have which signs/powers I’m going to use and what sex I want the characters to be but I only have three names picked out.  That’s where you guys come in. While I can certainly ponder it some more and come up with names I like, I think it would be more fun to get input from others.  Then if it ever gets published you can say “HEY! I named that character!”  If your friends are in disbelief, you can point them to this blog.

Here’s the information on the characters, including the three I have already named. Wren and Noah are the councilors so they will be 16 and 17 years old. The others will range in age from 9 or 10 to 14 or 15:

Name Sign Power Sex
Kevin Aries climb anything m
Taurus super human strength f
Wren Leo master of cats (fire sign sun ) f
Gemini twin mind reading m
Gemini twin mind reading f
Noah Virgo temp. hypnosis based on beauty/voice m
Sagittarius archer f
Aquarius water manipulation m
Pisces breath underwater f
Scorpio master with whip/poisons m

You can leave suggestions here in comments or on FB or Twitter. Please just state the sign and the name so I know what name goes with who. I’ll post final selections here before the 1st. Thanks! I’m excited to see what you guys come up with!

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