October 14, 2013

name that player

If you have been following the blog this fall, then you know I have football on my mind. Every week, I've shared the highs and especially the lows of my career as a Fantasy Football team manager (times two) while also naming my Prince Charming of the week. (You'll have to read the posts to understand what I'm talking about with that.)

Is it any wonder I plan to include some football magic in an upcoming novel?

In November, I'll start my fourth attempt at writing 50,000 words during National Novel Writing Month. Professional football will play a part in this book. After some research and soul searching I've decided to use fictional players rather than any real ones. Not only will this prevent the book from being dated before it's released, but I don't want to get sued if my other characters happen to use any profanities in the same sentence as the player's name...

Besides, if I used real players, then I wouldn't be able to invite you readers to play a little game...

Welcome to Name the Player. A game where the names are made up and nothing else matters!

Here's how it works: From now until 11:59 p.m. CST on Oct. 27, 2013, I'm inviting you to help me come up with names for the football players who will be mentioned in my book. I'll take care of creating their back story (team, position, personality).

Include first and last name combinations as well as your name and email address. I'll give you credit in a future blog post and in the acknowledgements of my book once it goes to press. Share your ideas by completing this Google form. Note: You can submit as many name ideas as your little heart desires -- there's no limit.

I'll be giving away a $20 gift card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner's choice) to one participant, so be sure to complete the Rafflecopter.

Please feel free to share this post with any of your idea-generating friends. The more the merrier!

Thanks in advance for your help on this. I'm excited to read your ideas and even more excited for November 1 to roll around so I can start writing this book!

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