NAME A CHARACTER

Thanks for jumping into Portal B.

Your mission is to use the information below to nominate a fantastic name for a character who stars in my new middle grade series, TIME SQUARE. I’ll pick out the best suggestions and then set up a poll for readers to vote for their favorite name.

The name with the most votes in the poll will be used in the first book of the series, TIME SQUARE | THE SHIFT. But that’s not all. The reader who originally suggested the name will WIN A PAPERBACK EDITION of the new book (once the paperback is released).

The deadline for nominations is 24th February 2014.
Voting on the names will occur 25th-28th February 2014

There’s just four easy steps to nominate your suggestion:

  1. Read (and see) the character profile below
  2. Put on your thinking cap and come up with a great character name
  3. Complete the nomination form
  4. Share this blog post on social media, I’d love to have lots of suggestions

Name the character

Full Name:
To be determined

Gender: Male
Age: 28
Birthday: 1st April

Nationality: American
Born: Washington D.C.
Lives: Washington D.C.
Year: 1930
Language: English
Status: Single

He’s a geeky guy from 1930, who’s just doing his job as a sidekick to a selfish, narcissisic boss.  Although he is much more intelligent than his boss, he doesn’t have the wealth and needs to work to pay his bills, so he’s the hired help (lower down in the food chain).

He follows orders well, has extreme patience (needs it to tolerate his boss), he never complains and is very loyal. He takes constant criticism from his boss with a grain of salt, and dreams of a better job (away from his current boss).

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
Height: 5’7′
Weight: 60kg
Figure/build: Slim
Hair colour: Brown
Hairstyle: Slicked back/side
Eye colour: Brown
Skin/fur/etc colour: Caucasian
Clothing style: Simple/Black/Wears thick glasses

PERSONALITY
Personality: Timid, Loyal, Intelligent, Loner, Geeky
Likes: Days off
Dislikes: Rude people and rabbits
Favourite colour: Black
Hobbies: Crosswords
Taste in music: Louis Armstrong, Paul Whiteman, Ethel Waters

EATING HABITS
Favourite food: Lemon meringue pie
Favourite drink: Tea
Disliked food: Brussell Sprouts
Disliked drink: Beer

HOME AND CAREER
Home: Small flat, few possessions, simple. Lives alone.
Level of education: Started working at age 12
Qualifications: None
Current job: Hired help, general dog’s body, sidekick to a brilliant villain
Employer: Sultan Peppercorn

COMBAT
Attitude: Peaceful, calm, no anger
Fighting skills: Trained in hand-to-hand combat as part of job
Special skills: Patience (with his boss)
Weapon of choice (if any): Words
Weaknesses in combat: Lack of anger

FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FOES
Parents: Unknown
Partner/Spouse: No
Children: No
Best Friend: No
Pets: No
Enemies: Anyone his boss tells him

BACKSTORY
Childhood (newborn – age 10): geeky
Teenage (11 – 19): geeky
Adult (20+):  geeky

NOMINATE BEFORE 24TH FEBRUARY 2014
USING THE FORM BELOW

Once you’ve nominated I’d be extremely grateful if you could share this post on your favorite social network, and even leave a comment below. I’d love to get heaps of nominations and opinions before final voting starts.

Also, please make sure that you check the other Pre-release Portals before you leave.  Just click below or select them from the main page menus.

Portal A – VOTE FOR A COVER DESIGN

Portal C – FREE ADVANCED REVIEW COPY


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3 thoughts on “NAME A CHARACTER”

  1. I couldn’t believe how much your character looked like my son. He is 28 a bit taller and heavier but job desciption fits perfectly and personality is close although he does have a beautiful wife. Had to call him Bradley 🙂

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