Thursday, March 31
Back to Brainstorming...
The brainstorming never ends.
I'm nearing the end of my book and I've been brainstorming quite a bit.
I have a character in search of a nickname. I know his real name, who he is, who he was, but that won't be revealed until the end.
He's a fed undercover as a carny. His name has to mean something to the main character because Bix is the one who coins the nickname.
This character started out as "fish carny". That quickly morphed into Fife--as in Barney Fife, except:
A) Andy Griffith is way too dated--sorry Don Knotts and
B) My fed/fish carny is fit and muscular.
Then I opted for Booth (as in Seely Booth, Bones' Booth) but since part of the action takes place in a carnival and more at a shooting range, I have a conflict of booths.
Plus, Bix is a sci-fi geek at heart. There's always Jack. Jack O'Neill, Daniel Jackson, Captain Jack Harkness, Jack Bauer (not sci-fi, but kick ass), along with a myriad of Jacks--Jack Shepard, Jack Malone...
BTW, I'm open to suggestions.